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24 May 2023

Courtney Ierano shortlisted as finalist in the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research

Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) at the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne’s Dr Courtney Ierano has been named as a finalist in the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for her work on antimicrobial stewardship and health services research. 

Now in their 29th year, the awards were established in 1995 by the Victorian Government, in partnership with the Australian Society for Medical Research, to recognise the exceptional contributions of Victoria’s mid and early-career health and medical researchers. 

Dr Ierano said she was honoured to be acknowledged for her work along with her fellow scientists. 

“It is an absolute privilege to be recognised and nominated amongst my peers and fellow researchers for such a distinguished award,” Dr Ierano said. 

“I am so fortunate to have the support of my mentor, Professor Kas Thursky, who is constantly providing me with opportunities to advance my skills and capabilities as a researcher to influence policy and practice at a national level.  

“My success as a finalist is a testament to Professor Thursky, my colleagues at the NCAS and The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Guidance Group, who have made my work possible.” 

The Premier’s Award ceremony was held on Monday, 22 March. Award winners within Health and Medical Research categories each received $5,000 and an additional $15,000 was granted to the overall Premier's Excellence award winner, receiving $20,000 in total prize money.