Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award 2017 winner: Associate Professor Alice Lee
Associate Professor Alice Lee is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist, clinical associate professor at Macquarie University and currently leads the liver services at Concord and Canterbury Hospitals.
Alice is also a founder of the Hepatitis B Free charity which was founded in 2013. Hepatitis B Free initially worked in remote Papua New Guinea, where volunteer health workers travelled on foot to vaccinate and provide basic health clinics for tribal villages. They decided to continue addressing the huge unaddressed need of hepatitis B in other resource-poor areas, including North Korea.
She has been instrumental in bringing Hepatitis B awareness in the Asia Pacific Region into the light. Prof Lee initiated a HBV screening program in NSW in 2014 using the Standard Diagnostics point of care rapid finger prick test – she has worked with the Korean, Burmese, Chinese, Assyrian, Aboriginal and Lebanese communities in NSW…