Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under

Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under.
The blog for Virology Down Under.

Pan-Access is steadily growing in popularity, and the benefits are already being seen.  Researchers from around the world are choosing to provide their findings and progress in real time with no restrictions. By embracing this pan-access ideology, Drs. Ian M Mackay and Katherine Arden are two Australians who are Making A Difference with regards to global health.

With a focus on Ebola, MERS-CoV, Avian Influenza and more, their blog, Virology Down Under, provides detailed information and opinions on viruses: what they are, how they tick and the illnesses they cause.

Be a part of the Pan-Access movement.  Join. Contribute. Make a Difference.

Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under
Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under

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ALSO: Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good Idea by Ian M Mackay and Katherine Arden

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Michael Diamond
Co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Michael Diamond is the co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), a non-profit organization that recently announced $1,000,000 in Scientific Impact in its first 24 months of operation. Michael is devoted to advancing information and science to address the myriad issues relating to infection prevention and global health. Mr. Diamond is driven by the firm belief that we should not have to wait years for promising technology, ideas and processes to be implemented and accepted. Michael has created a model of information sharing that makes the process of vetting new technologies, implementing successful programs and inspiring innovation, more efficient, more accessible, more global and more collaborative. Michael’s most notable achievement to date is the TIPS online journal,, a Pan-Access, worldwide collective that extends globally and touches locally. Michael leads teams around the world to develop trials and pilot studies to aid in the discovery of successful research-to-market technological advancements. His global team includes engagers and implementers. Currently represented in 38 countries, and well-established as the world’s largest engagement network, the TIPS motto is: Join. Contribute. Make A Difference.