Dr Beatriz Martins, from the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (GTRAC) Centre, has been awarded a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD thesis titled "Built Environment and Frailty: Understanding the influence of neighbourhood on older people's health". Beatriz's PhD was completed at The University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor Renuka Visvanathan (Director, Adelaide GTRAC Centre) and Dr Helen Ruth Barrie (Acting Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at The University of Adelaide). During her studies Beatriz was supported by a Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship, Nagoya University Joint Award with The University of Adelaide..
Dr Sathish Paramasivan from ENT Surgery has had his PhD conferred from The University of Adelaide and has received a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. His thesis, on “The Host-Microbe Interface in Chronic Rhinosinusitis” was supervised by Professor PJ Wormald and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde. During his studies Sathish was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, a Bertha Sudholz Research Scholarship and an Academic Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship from the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation..
Professor Sandra Peake, Director of Intensive Care Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, and collaborators from across Australia have received a 2 year, $2,335,540 grant from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to conduct the “Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation Fluids or Vasopressors in Emergency Department Sepsis trial (ARISE Fluids)", a multicentre, randomised, clinical trial. Professor Peake is the Chief Investigator. All emergency departments in South Australian public hospitals will be invited to participate in the trial with at least 50 participating sites across Australia and New Zealand. ARISE Fluids will recruit 1000 patients..
Dr Clementine Labrosciano was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her thesis titled “Readmissions in Australian Patients with Cardiovascular Disease”. She completed her PhD at The University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor John Beltrame and A/Prof Rosanna Tavella in the Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative. Clementine is currently working as a research coordinator on the CADOSA Registry at TQEH and RAH. Clementine says “I would like to thank my peers and supervisors at the BHI for their support during my journey. I feel privileged to have worked with such wonderful people in the Basil Hetzel Institute community"..