Australia’s APPRISE Centre of Research Excellence has published its latest newsletter today with an update of its work and response to infectious disease emergencies. APPRISE is a research partnership funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, a GloPID-R member.
Of particular note is the news that Professor Sharon Lewin (University of Melbourne, The Doherty Institute) has been appointed President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the new infectious diseases research agency in France, “ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases”.
Professor Lewin will provide guidance and scientific direction to the new entity, which oversees research for HIV, viral hepatitis and emerging infectious diseases. “The pandemic has emphasized the need for global investment and strategic commitment in this area – the creation of this agency will go a long way to advancing research in emerging infectious diseases in both France and low and middle income Francophone countries,” she said.
The ANRS is an agency of INSERM, which is a founding member of GloPID-R.