The new-look, future-ready AUSiMED

The new-look, future-ready AUSiMED

The boards of AUSiMED and Hadassah Australia Medical Research & Collaborations Foundation (HAMRC) are excited to announce their unification under the AUSiMED banner.

The unification took effect with the first meeting of the re-constituted AUSiMED Board on 18 August, 2021. This step forward will enhance AUSiMED’s capacity to support medical research excellence and drive improvements in global health by:

  • increasing opportunities for Australian researchers to link with world-leading medical institutions throughout Israel;
  • enabling better use of the specialist resources that both AUSiMED and HAMRC bring to bear;
  • increasing of the number of high-quality and exciting medical research projects and fellowships we are able to support; and
  • providing a destination for philanthropic support where the focus is on Australia-Israel collaborative medical research.
“The unification of AUSiMED and Hadassah Australia Medical Research & Collaborations Foundation (HAMRC) is a powerful manifestation of unity around a shared purpose and vision. Looking to the future, success and effectiveness will increasingly be defined by collaborations and coalitions of this nature. The new-look, strengthened and inclusive AUSiMED is future-proof and perfectly placed to promote medical research, education and innovation opportunities between Israel and Australia.”  Emeritus Professor Les White AM, AUSiMED Patron and former NSW Chief Paediatrician

The respective Medical Science Review and Development Committees have also unified. Dr Karen Teshuva will continue in her role as National Program Director and Rosemary Carrick and Dorit Jaffe will assist AUSiMED in development activities.


The new AUSiMED Board is committed to creating new opportunities for collaborative medical research and investing in fellowships and international knowledge exchange programs.