Member Award Reports

Early-Career Travel Award 2019 - Adrian Marcato

31A912B6 FA81 42A6 B20C F389A0A64F66APPRISE researcher goes global with outbreak preparedness at the World Health Organization

APPRISE PhD scholar Adrian Marcato’s schedule at WHO HQ had it all – live updates of current outbreaks, strategic preparedness meetings and protocols to kick-start early studies in future flu pandemics…and then there was the food.

My internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva was truly a period of great learning and personal development. The internship spanned 16 weeks under the supervision of Dr Isabel Bergeri of the Global Influenza Program (GIP) within the Infectious Hazard Management Department.

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AEA Early-Career Travel Award 2019 - Eleanor Neal

image003The AEA Early-Career Travel Award provided financial support for me to attend the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) intensive course on Epidemiological Evaluation of Vaccines: Efficacy, Safety, and Policy. The course provided training in advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation, including methods of evaluation in resource poor settings, where comparatively little administrative data are available. I learnt essential methods specific to vaccine epidemiology, which will enable a career in infectious disease epidemiology and vaccine preventable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

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AEA Early Career Travel Award Report - Amelia Smit

Amelia SmitThe travel support that I received from AEA, assisted my trip to Cambridge University, UK where I spent a month as a Policy Analyst Intern in the Science Division at the Public Health Genomics (PHG) Foundation. During my placement at the PHG Foundation, I conducted research related to Breast Cancer Stratification (B-Cast) which is a multicentre European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research grant.

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AEA Early Career Travel Award Report - Anna Waterreus

SIRS 2019 poster WaterreusAs an early career researcher, I was very fortunate to receive an AEA Early Career Travel Award late last year, which enabled me to attend the annual Schizophrenia International Research Society conference which was held in Orlando Florida, USA in April 2019. This meeting is attended by many highly recognised schizophrenia researchers from around the world and as a researcher based in Perth attending this conference provides an opportunity to hear about new and often yet to be published psychosis research.

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