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Academic title of Adjunct Associate Professor at the Kirby Institute to be conferred upon AFAO CEO Darryl O’Donnell

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16 September 2016
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The Kirby Institute is pleased to announce that Darryl O’Donnell, CEO of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) will have the academic title of Adjunct Associate Professor conferred upon him by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia on 1 October 2016.

“This award recognises Darryl’s dedicated contributions to research at the Kirby Institute, as well as has his role as a community leader in response to HIV in Australia, particularly in his current role as CEO of AFAO,” said Professor Andrew Grulich, head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute.

“Strong partnerships and collaborations between researchers and community are vital in our continued response to HIV,” said Professor Grulich. “Conferring this role upon Darryl will help facilitate even greater communication and partnership between research and community”.       

President of AFAO Dr Bridget Haire also said the appointment will further strengthen the excellent relationship between the Kirby Institute and AFAO, and is a well-deserved recognition of Darryl’s achievements in the sector. “In particular, the award notes Darryl’s intellectual leadership in the national conversation on HIV spanning many years, as well as his outstanding academic record.”