The University of Melbourne Infectious Disease Society (UMIDS) is a newly-established student society aiming to inspire interest in infectious disease, raise public awareness, and improve medical students’ learning experience through academic support, educational webinars, journal club meetings, and much more. We are here to support health advocates to better enable them to empower communities in the fight against infectious diseases. We are here for you and the community.

 

Meet the team

Cassie Huang

Cassie Huang

President

Cassie is the president of UMID, luckily met peers who are as well intrigued by the various microbes, and passionate about controlling infectious diseases, they founded UMIDS in 2020.

David Rankin

David Rankin

Vice-President

David is studying a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is an MD3 at Austin Hospital. He is working closely with the President of UMIDS to create a society which promotes this goal through events, education and public health promotion. In his spare time, he enjoys a surf along the Great Ocean Road or searching for a cheap eat.

Alice Genevieve Gage-Brown

Alice Genevieve Gage-Brown

Journal Club Co-lead

Alice is studying medicine at The University of Melbourne. Infectious diseases are her nerdy passion, and she enjoys nothing more than a cup of tea and a long detailed read about weird and wonderful organisms. Outside of medicine, she loves to read, dance, bake, and drink probably a concerning amount of tea.

Carl Xing

Carl Xing

Treasurer

Carl is a medical student who loves to learn and use knowledge to support other people. As treasurer, he wants to support the many educational visions of UMIDS and learn from this team of infectiously passionate students. In his spare time, Carl enjoys switching on his computer to learn programming and switching off his computer to go camping with his friends.

Nelson Hu

Nelson Hu

Marketing Officer

Nelson is the marketing director for UMIDS as well as a medical student at the Melbourne Medical School. Along with the rest of the world, Nelson was thrown into a world of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic progressed, I was certain that I wanted to help promote health regarding infectious disease. In my spare time, I enjoy playing many sports (particularly basketball and tennis) as well as playing the piano.

Soph To

Soph To

Secretary

Soph's enthusiasm for infectious diseases stems from her undergrad, where she majored in immunology! She's now in her third year of the MD at St Vincent's Hospital. She's always down for a chat about UMIDS, so please reach out if you have any questions!

Yinhao Deng

Yinhao Deng

IT Tech Officer

The creator of this website. Yinhao is a second-year IT student at the University of Melbourne. He is a web developer and data engineer, he loves traveling, cooking, badminton and cats.

Caitlin Cole

Caitlin Cole

Education Officer

Caitlin loves pathogens! Or, at least, learning about them. She is keen to help her fellow medical students appreciate how fascinating studying infectious diseases can be by demystifying this complicated area. When she’s not busy being a complete nerd (usually about TB), she loves to sing, play with her cats, and care for her plants.