Issue 2 - 5 April 2021
Monday, 05 April 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Professor Josh Davis has been awarded the 2021 Frank Fenner Award for his research in infectious diseases
Professor Josh Davis has been awarded the 2021 Frank Fenner Award for his research in infectious diseases

Top honour for leading infectious diseases physician

Professor Josh Davis has been awarded the 2021 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases.

The annual award is the peak research award from Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and was named after Professor Frank Fenner, an Australian pioneer of viral research.

Professor Josh Davis is an infectious diseases physician at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital and a senior principal research fellow at Menzies School of Health Research at Charles Darwin University. 

Accepting the award at a virtual ASID Annual Scientific Meeting Professor Davis, a past president of ASID, said he was honoured to receive the award.

I am extremely grateful to the funders and supporters of my research who recognise the importance of improving the evidence base for the treatment of severe bacterial infections," Professor Davis said.

"It's a testament to the outstanding work of my research teams and collaborators, and the valuable contribution that the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and other funding agencies have made to my research.”

Professor Davis, who completed his PhD 10-years-ago, is one of Australia’s leading clinical trialists in the field of clinical infectious diseases, undertaking and publishing research that address key questions in infectious diseases.