Professor Brendan Crabb and Professor Ian Gust AO present Dr Mark Stoové with the Gust-McKenzie Medal.
Outstanding young HIV researcher Dr Mark Stoové has been awarded with the prestigious 2013 Gust-McKenzie Medal at the Burnet Institute’s AGM.
The medal is presented to a mid-career Burnet Institute staff member in recognition of excellence in research and/or public health.
Dr Stoové’s work focuses on improving understanding of how best to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses.
As well as being the Head of Burnet’s HIV Research within the Centre for Population Health he is also Head of Justice Health Research, where he works towards achieving positive health and social outcomes of those incarcerated and recently released from prison.
Dr Stoové said being awarded the Gust-McKenzie Medal was a great acknowledgement of the public health and prevention work the Centre for Population Health does.
“And personally it’s nice to be recognised for the hard work towards achieving positive outcomes for the populations we work with,” Dr Stoové said.
“It’s also a privilege to be in the company of the highly respected Burnet researchers who have won in the past.”
Burnet Institute Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb said that Dr Stoové is a remarkable researcher who seamlessly integrates the rigors of science with the compassion and sensitivity that is needed in community-focussed research.
“Mark leads strategies and thinking in how research can contribute in practical and immediate ways to better public health practice,” Professor Crabb said.
The Gust-McKenzie Medal is named in honour of the founding Directors of the Burnet and Austin Research Institutes, Professor Ian Gust AO and Emeritus Professor Ian McKenzie AM.
CLICK HERE to watch a video of Dr Stoové talking about his work after he was presented with the Gust-McKenzie Medal at the AGM.
The Burnet Institute AGM with Burnet Institute board member Rob Milne addressing attendees.