Decline in genital warts among young Aboriginal people

Date Published:
Monday, 20 March 2017
Sydney, Australia – 20 March 2017: There has been a marked drop in genital warts among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia since the Government introduced the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program. 
 
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UNSW research leads to FDA tentative approval of new HIV treatment

Date Published:
Monday, 20 March 2017

Sydney, Australia – 20 March 2017: As a result of international research led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute, the U.S.

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Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hep C

The Kirby Institute presented with key to the city

Date Published:
Thursday, 16 February 2017
  • The Lord Mayor of Sydney presents the Kirby Institute with key to the city, recognising 30 years of outstanding service to communities affected by HIV.
  • The symbolic presentation is the highest honour a city can confer upon an individual or an organisation.
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Research funding neglects health impacts of climate change

Date Published:
Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Australia has neglected to fund research investigating the impact of climate change on human health despite the area being pinpointed by government as a priority 25 years ago, UNSW researchers say.

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Kirby Institute Director David Cooper awarded the James Cook Medal

Date Published:
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Scientia Professor David Cooper’s research on the understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS has been recognised by the Royal Society of New South Wales who awarded him the James Cook Medal for 2016. The award acknowledges outstanding contributions to science and human welfare.
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$12M boost to Kirby research in the latest round of NHMRC funding

Australian Awards Fellowship program improves research expertise to control tropical diseases

Date Published:
Thursday, 24 November 2016

This week, the Kirby Institute welcomed 14 current and future leaders from Indonesia, Cambodia, Fiji and Solomon Islands for a research training program designed to strengthen the capacity of partners to identify and respond to important tropical health issues facing their countries.

Australian Awards Fellowship program

$3.4M research chair for infection and immunity announced

Date Published:
Monday, 7 November 2016

The Kirby Institute at UNSW is pleased to announce the establishment of The Atlantic Philanthropies Chair of Infection and Immunity. The appointment is to be held by Scientia Professor David Cooper, Director of the Institute.

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$12 million boost for HIV research at the Kirby Institute

Date Published:
Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sydney, Australia– UNSW’s Kirby Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant (AUD) from UNITAID to conduct aclinical trial to improve treatment options for people with HIV infection who experience treatment failure.

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