Congratulations to Dr Scott Clark for being awarded the 2017 RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award. Scott's Nature paper (Translational Psychiatry) published in September 2016 resulted in him receiving this award. The University of Adelaide, Medicine Today and Psychiatric News all published articles related to this publication. This Award was established by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1979 to encourage and promote research in psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. It is presented annually to the Fellow (within five years of their election to Fellowship of the College) or registrar who has contributed the most significant paper published in the past two years. (the photo shows Scott presenting his work to a keen group of University of the 3rd Age (U3A) participants at Flinders University during 2016)..
Congratulations to final year PhD student (ENT Surgery) Katharina Richter, for being chosen as one of four finalists in the "University of Adelaide - Science and Technology Award" category of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards. This year, winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 28th April. Good luck Kati!.
Photo: Virology Group August 2016: L-R: Zelalem Mekonnen, Professor Eric Gowans, Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk, Makutiro Masavuli and Dr Danushka Wijesundara.
The 25th Anniversary of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital's annual Research Day was a great success, with excellent presentations by all student speakers and a thought-provoking and engaging talk from CEO of the NHMRC by Professor Anne Kelso AO. Anne summarised the state of medical research in Australia, the current NHMRC Strategic Review, and briefly spoke of the benefits that should eventuate from the Medical Research Future Fund. She also offered some words of wisdom to current postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers considering a research career. We thank our major sponsors of the day, The Hospital Research Foundation, and other sponsors: The University of Adelaide, The University of South Australia, Southern Cross Science Pty Ltd, SARSTEDT Australia Pty Ltd, John Morris Group, VWR International Pty Ltd, ThermoFisher Scientific Inc., Beckmann Coulter, Eppendorf, Merck and Lonza/Peprotech. Visit TQEH Research Day for names of prize winners. For more photos please visit the BHI Facebook page.