WSP Director wins Jian Zhou Medal
- Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:00 PM
WSP Director, Professor Andrew Steer is one of the first recipients of the Jian Zhou Medal from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. This medal is awarded to rising stars of Australian health and medical science in recognition of their significant impact in translational health and medical science. Prof. Steer received this medal for leading world-first landmark studies to advance the global control of scabies and rheumatic heart disease. The medal recognised the research as changing international clinical and public health understanding and practice in controlling these diseases and the measurable improvements seen in the lives of people suffering from this condition.
The Jian Zhou Medal is named in recognition of Dr Jian Zhou, a molecular biologist and virologist who worked with Professor Ian Frazer to develop and patent the technology underpinning the HPV vaccines which protect against cervical cancer.