Congratulations to Jason Gummow for being awarded a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence from the University of Adelaide. Jason completed his PhD with the BHI Virology Group in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Eric Gowans and Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk. A story about his research was published by The Hospital Research Foundation in December 2015.
The research community at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is saddened by the death of Dr Basil Hetzel AC. In 2001 the long-standing research activities of TQEH were renamed as the Basil Hetzel Institute. Basil was a proud supporter of all research endeavours and regularly attended the annual TQEH Research Day. He was a great mentor and active supporter of research and of people doing research. Long-term colleague and friend Emeritus Professor Richard Ruffin (photo, left) says Basil was "... a unique person with a research track record that very few will emulate, unless they are on their way to receiving a Nobel Prize". In 1959 Basil was the first Michell Professor of Medicine at TQEH, University of Adelaide, a position that Dick was appointed to three decades later and which Professor John Beltrame (photo, right) holds today.