Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2019

Congratulations to Dr Alison Marshall, who was awarded the Kirby Institute’s Postgraduate Student Prize for 2019.

Dr Marshall is an Associate Lecturer at the Kirby Institute and the Centre for Social Research in Health, both at UNSW Sydney.

She completed her PhD studies with the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program in 2018. Her paper, Restrictions for reimbursement of interferon-free direct acting antiviral drugs for hepatitis C infection in Europe, investigated the restrictions to access to hepatitis C treatments, called direct-acting antivirals, across Europe, and the implications for people who inject drugs.

Dr Marshall’s paper was published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2018.

The Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize is an annual award given to the most significant first author paper by a Kirby Institute student, published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the area of infectious diseases.

Dr Marshall presented her paper at the Kirby Institute Seminar Series talk last week, where she also received the prize from  the director of the Kirby Institute Professor Anthony Kelleher. Photos of the event can be found here.

Date published: 
Monday, 15 July 2019

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