Melburnian of the Year

Elizabeth St researcher Prof. Sharon Lewin has been named the 2014 Melburnian of the Year.

The Doherty Institue director was honoured for her contribution to Melbourne’s globally-respected medical research sector and her role as co-chair of the recent AIDS 2014 conference.

On November 15, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle announced the award.

“It gives me great pleasure to bestow the honour of 2014 Melburnian of the Year to Prof. Sharon Lewin who is one of the world’s most influential campaigners and researchers working towards a cure for HIV,” Cr Doyle said.

In response, Prof. Lewin said:  “To be singled out for this accolade is a wonderful honour and something I’m extremely proud of.”

Prof. Lewin was joined by nine other individuals, corporations and community organisations, who were each recognised for their contribution to the wider-city’s success as part of the Melbourne Awards program.

Judging of the Melbourne Awards involved a panel of more than 50 business and community leaders across a range of industry sectors, choosing winners and finalists through a thorough application and interview process.

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