Adelaide node of A3BC welcomes first participant!

The Adelaide node of the Australian Arthritis & Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative (A3BC), coordinated at the BHI, TQEH by Professor Catherine Hill and Dr Carlee Ruediger, has welcomed its first participant, Justin Baldwin, who completed his questionnaires and provided blood samples to kickstart the data collection. Justin was happy to be involved in the Collaborative which he hopes will help other people with these conditions..

Dr Michael Gouzos receives Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Dr Michael Gouzos (second from left in photo) has qualified academically for his degree of Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Adelaide and has also received a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Michael's PhD thesis "A delicate balance: Modulation of reactive oxygen species after sinus surgery to improve the healing process" was supervised by Professors PJ Wormald and Alkis Psaltis and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde in the ENT Surgery group at the BHI, TQEH. Michael was the recipient of a Research Training Program Stipend from The University of Adelaide. He is currently working as a Clinical Service Registrar in ENT Surgery at the Flinders Medical Centre..

University Medals awarded to Sophie Camens and Dr Sunita De Sousa

Sophie Camens (ENT Surgery) has been awarded a University Medal for 2020 for outstanding academic merit throughout her undergraduate studies. This includes last year at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH, where she completed a First Class Honours degree and received a Medical Specialities Honours Award from the Adelaide Medical School. Sophie's thesis "Preclinical development of a P. aeruginosa phage cocktail for use to treat infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria" was supervised by University of Adelaide researchers Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde, Professor Alkis Psaltis (TQEH) and Dr Sha Liu. She was supported by a scholarship from The Hospital Research Foundation..

Prestigious Honorary Fellowship awarded to Professor Guy Maddern

Professor Guy Maddern, Head of The University of Adelaide's Discipline of Surgery, and hepatobiliary surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). These fellowships are awarded to individuals who possess an international reputation in the field of surgery or medicine, with only 5-12 being awarded each year. Professor Maddern says "It is a great honour to be offered an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work closely with the American College on a number of initiatives, particularly in the area of new technologies in surgery. This relationship has continued to the present day and each year we provide a new technology review for the American College of Surgeons to disseminate to their membership"..