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Annual Report

Highlighting the activities and achievements of the Institute for the calendar year, the 2015 Annual Report for AITHM was presented at the July Board meeting.

AITHM priorities for 2015 were to continue building our research capacity, both by attracting highly qualified research leaders, and through constructing physical infrastructure as detailed in the Annual Report.

New research programs were greatly enabled by a $1.5M Capacity-Building fund provided by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI). A number of other research projects toward the commercialisation of novel treatments and vaccines were successfully funded from sources such as Janssen and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Our growing partnership with all of the hospital and health services in northern Queensland, and the Northern Queensland Primary Heath Care Network, to form the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC), promises to build stronger collaborative research opportunities and in particular facilitate the translation of our research into policy and practice.

Finally, we were delighted to host the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb, and Minister for Resources and Energy, and Northern Australia, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, along with invited special guests, at our official launch at Parliament House, Canberra in November.

We would like to thank the Queensland State Government, the Commonwealth Government and James Cook University for their support in the formative years of AITHM. I hope that you enjoy reading the 2015 AITHM Annual Report, and invite you to continue to follow the development of AITHM’s contributions to Australia’s research capabilities and knowledge generation, and to the field of tropical health and medicine in general.

 

The 2015 Annual Report is available to download.

If you would like a printed version, please contact aithm@jcu.edu.au to request a copy.  

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