2018 Upcoming Events


Registrations are open for the Centenary of the 1918 pandemic: advances in diagnosis and control of influenza and respiratory viruses  event on 14 September 2018, co-hosted by CIDM-PH and MBI. 

Congratulations to Professor Joel Negin on his reappointment as Head of School, Sydney School of Public Health.  Joel brings a wealth of national and international experience in public health to the school and the Faculty of Medicine and Health. He has been at the school for 10 years during which time he has conducted research and capacity building activities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Solomon Islands and Fiji. His current research focuses on health system development, infectious disease and the social determinants of health.



What are the opportunities and challenges to improving antibiotic prescribing practices through a One Health approach: results of a comparative survey of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians in Australia.  A new MBI multidisciplinary publication explores the knowledge, attitudes and experiences of doctors, dentists and veterinarians (as prescribers) in relation to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance (AbR), and to consider the implications of these for policy-making that support a One Health approach.

Zoonoses Node Multidisciplinary Seed Funding 2018 Call  MBI Zoonoses Node is now inviting applications for multidisciplinary seed funding projects focused on researching any aspect of zoonotic diseases. Funding is available for up to three projects each with a budget of up to $5000.  Apply online by 30 April 2018.

Anthropology in public health emergencies: what is anthropology good for?.  A new MBI publication in BMJ-Global Health highlights the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in emergency settings. Led by MBI researcher Darryl Stellmach, the analysis is a collaboration with researchers from Médecins Sans Frontières, Stanford Med School and the UK-based consultancy Anthrologica. An anthropological primer for medical and public health practitioners, the article summarizes the role that social scientists, and anthropologists in particular, can play in public health emergencies. Ultimately, it aims to foster interdisciplinary understanding and cooperation between specialists in advance of the next big global health emergency.



MBI's' Professor Robyn Alders report A Planetary Health approach to secure, safe, sustainable food systems is to be published in the April 2018 issue of the Food Security journal.  It is a report on the workshop held at the university in December 2016 with support from CPC, MBI and Australia Awards.


MBI's Dr Aaron Jenkins contribution to ACFID's blog series leading up to the Australian Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2018:  Managing floods, feces and fishes in Fiji: a nexus approach to acheiving sustainable development goals

MBI's Associate Professor Adam Kamradt Scott (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) will be running a promotional masterclass for the Master of Health Security on Thursday 19 April, from 4 to 5pm. The masterclass is designed to offer prospective students an insight into the types of topics and classes our students experience.

Dr Stefan Oehlers recently finished a postdoctoral position at Duke University School of Medicine where he used the zebrafish model of tuberculosis to identify a novel role for blood vessels in driving infection. He will now continue his research program using the zebrafish as a model of mycobacterial infections to find novel treatment strategies for these important infections. His fellowship is mentored by Professors Warwick Britton and Georges Grau.

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Change the Game: An agenda for action on childhood tuberculosis


 MBI's Grant Hill-Cawthorne has large study published in Nature Genetics:  The study has added a large number of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomes to the international database and provides the most comprehensive catalogue to date of the mutations associated with drug resistance in tuberculosis; a major and growing problem globally.

Prof Sorrell

MBI's Professor Sorrell awarded an inaugrual Payne-Scott Professorial Distinction:  This distinction recognises her contribution to the University across all areas of leadership, teaching and research.

Master of Health Security ScholarshipsMBI will be offering five $1,000 scholarships each year for Master of Health Security Student Placements.  Apply online.



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