(L-R) Living Positive Victoria President, Ian Muchamore, presents the 2014 Positive Health and Wellbeing Award to Associate Professor Mark Stoové and Mr Paul Rathbone
Burnet Institute has been acknowledged with a special award from Living Positive Victoria for its initiatives to improve the health of people living with HIV.
The 2014 Positive Health and Wellbeing Award recognised Burnet for its research effort, public affairs initiatives and excellence in health care.
Burnet has a longstanding relationship with Living Positive Victoria as a research partner with a strong focus on community engagement.
Head of the HIV Research Group, Associate Professor Mark Stoové, and Head of Public Affairs and Development, Paul Rathbone, represented Burnet at the awards night, held at the Positive Living Centre in Prahran.
The President of Living Positive Victoria, Ian Muchamore, said the Positive Health and Wellbeing Award is open to an individual, group or organisation.
“Burnet Institute has made an exceptional contribution to supporting, building and delivering excellence in health care, research and health promotion initiatives which improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV in Victoria,” Mr Muchamore said.
Associate Professor Stoové said he was delighted and humbled to accept the award on Burnet’s behalf.
“Our award from Living Positive Victoria was wonderful recognition from the primary peak body representing people living with HIV in Victoria,” Associate Professor Stoové said.
“We really value our relationships with the community sector and always focus our attentions on research translation and achieving practical outcomes to improves people’s lives.
“To be recognised by such a respected organisation for this was fantastic.”