NHMRC recognises Sydney Medical School researchers

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Professor Elizabeth Elliott

Sydney Medical School researchers Professor Elizabeth Elliott and Professor Robert Booy have been recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council as having conducted some of the most outstanding research of 2013 for their work investigating the 2009 swine flu (H1N1 influenza) outbreak. Professor Elliott and researchers tracked more than 600 children under the age of 15 with H1N1 and were able to determine both how the disease could be best treated in the patient and how the outbreak was affecting the community. This study has drawn significant conclusions in the treatment of influenza in regards to overuse of antibiotics and underuse of antiviral medications, as well as the importance of vaccinations, especially for children. For the full list of the best NHMRC research of 2013 click here.