2017 Eureka Prize winner

2017 Eureka Prize winner

The College is pleased to announce that Dr Margot Whitfield and the Scabies Research Team – a multidisciplinary collaboration from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Kirby Institute, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Menzies School of Health Research – have been awarded the 2017 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

Through two landmark trials, the Scabies Research Team has shown that mass drug administration with the oral drug ivermectin is highly effective in controlling scabies and related bacterial skin sores. These results have transformed the global conversation on integrated programs for neglected tropical diseases.

Congratulations to Dr Whitfield for her invaluable contribution to this important research.

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