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16 Mar 2016

World-leader in HIV research and care, now a ‘Woman of Style’

Doherty Institute Director, University of Melbourne Professor Sharon Lewin, is accustomed to rubbing shoulders and collaborating with world-leading scientists – now she is a talking point in the world of fashion after being nominated for In Style Magazine’s Women of Style Awards.

Now in its ninth year, the Women of Style Awards were established to recognise Australian women who are innovators and leaders, have made a significant impact in their field and are actively involved in the community, operating with integrity and compassion.

Professor Lewin is one of three finalists in the category of Science and Technology, a nod to her international recognition as a leading HIV researcher and clinician who is striving to find a cure through innovative science. She joins NASA geologist and astrobiologist Dr Abigail Allwood, and University of New South Wales marine ecologist Professor Emma Johnson.

Professor Lewin said it was an honour to be nominated, and applauded In Style for recognising women in science.

“While I’m pleased to be carrying the torch with these two other incredible women, there are thousands of hard-working female scientists around the country who deserve public recognition for their ground-breaking research,” Professor Lewin said.

“With some of the world’s best universities and institutes, Australia is a breeding ground for bright young female scientists and we need to do everything we can to cultivate their careers.”

The three nominees are featured in the current issue of In Style. An all-star panel of judges will deliberate and winners will be announced in the June issue.

Readers also have the opportunity to vote for Professor Lewin in the Women of Style Readers’ Choice Award here.

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