Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award 2017 winner: Associate Professor Alice Lee
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 traveled on foot to vaccinate and provide basic health clinics for tribal villages. They decided to continue taking action towards addressing the huge unaddressed need of hepatitis B in other resource-poor areas, including North Korea. Alice has been instrumental in bringing hepatitis B awareness in the Asia Pacific region into the light.
Alice initiated a HBV screening program in NSW in 2014 using the Standard Diagnostics point of care rapid finger prick test, working with the Korean, Burmese, Chinese, Assyrian, Lebanese and Aboriginal communities in NSW.
Hepatitis NSW congratulates Associate Professor Alice Lee.
The Cheryl Burman Award is presented annually to an individual or team operating in NSW in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the advancement of treatment, support, information provision, management for people living with viral hepatitis.
Cheryl Burman, former Board member and President of the Hepatitis C Council of NSW – now Hepatitis NSW – died in 2011 after a long and arduous struggle with hepatitis C related liver disease.
This page last updated 17 Jan 2018