Congratulations to Sue Lester, Chief Medical Scientist with the Rheumatology Research Group, for being selected as a finalist in the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Awards announced as part of National Science Week. More information can be found in the September edition of the BHI Winning News..
Dr Sam Costello, TQEH gastroenterologist and research leader of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH, has been named as one of three PhD Research Excellence Award finalists as part of the SA Excellence and Innovation Awards for 2020. Sam completed his PhD at The University of Adelaide in 2019. A date will be announced soon on which finalists and winners can be celebrated..
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Adelaide have announced the six finalists in their 3MT® competition. Three of these are students based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. Dr Huai Leng (Jessica) Pisaniello from the Rheumatology Research Group, Unyime Jasper from the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre and Gohar Shaghayegh from the ENT Surgery group. The Faculty's 3MT® Awards Presentation is taking place on Thursday August 20th from 2-3pm. Anyone can register to participate in this virtual event..
Dr Rachel Goggin completed her PhD in ENT Surgery under the supervision of Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde, Professor PJ Wormald and Associate Professor Alkis Psaltis. Her PhD thesis "The Role of Viruses in Chronic Rhinosinusitis" was conferred from The University of Adelaide and she received a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. This photo shows Rachel being presented with the Best Oral Presentation by a Clinical Trainee at the 2018 TQEH Research Expo by the Director of Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH, Professor Guy Maddern..
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"..
Congratulations to Professor PJ Wormald (ENT Surgery) on being awarded one of only 12 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants in South Australia. 237 Leadership and Emerging Leadership Fellows received funding in the Investigator Grant scheme, the largest NHMRC scheme. Professor Wormald’s 5 year Leadership grant, valued at $2.36M, is titled “From bench to bedside: A new treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis” and commences in January 2021..
Dr Stephanie Fong has been awarded her PhD in addition to a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Her PhD thesis title was "Bacteriophage therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis: Targeting Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms" and she was supervised by Professor PJ Wormald and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde (ENT Surgery). She was supported by a joint scholarship from The Hospital Research Foundation and The University of Adelaide. Stephanie is currently in the second year of specialist training in ENT Surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital..