School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Headlines and Events
Congatulations to the three SPHPM students who completed their doctoral studies in 2010
and who have been selected to receive school doctoral excellence awards:
Helen Walls (DEPM):Helen's thesis was on obesity
Tari Turner (Cochrane Centre):Tari's thesis on women's health in Asia
Paul Burton (Centre for Obesity Research and Education):Paul's thesis on lapband surgery
Congratulations to Carolina weller who has been awarded the NHMRC/DOHA co-funded Australian Public Health Fellowshipfor four years which commenced Jan 2012
Congratulations to Anju Joham and Irene Bobevski who received NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship's which are aimed to support outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career to facilitate training toconduct research that is internationally competitive and to develop a capacity for original independent research.
Congratulations to Melanie Gibson-Helm and Clement Lo who both received APA Scholarships (Australian Postgraduate Awards).This is a highly competitive award offered to students with exceptional research potential.
At the annual scientific meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) in Perth Ingrid Hopper was awarded the Clinical Prize for the poster "Can Medications be safely withdrawn in heart failure? Systematic review and meta-analysis of available data". Rohit Samuel was also a finalist in the prestigious Robert Whelanposter prize for his poster "Are circulating adult stem cell levels increased in acute decompensated heart failures?” Both were recipients of student travel grants from ASCEPT.
Prof Peter Cameron had a very successful trip to Myanmar where discussions were held regarding the establishment of Emergency Medicine as a specialty (pic attached). On the same trip he also presented at the 1st Global Network Conference on Emergency Medicine in Dubai.
Reimbursement in Australia for colonoscopy have been increasing at a very rapid rate in Australia. The colonoscopy guidelines were an important step in clarifying the role of surveillance colonoscopy which makes up a large portion of the total number of colonoscopies. We were pleased to work with Cancer Australia to assist in developing one of the main chapters in these guidelines, that looking at cost-effectiveness. Excellent work by Lisa Demos and Andrea Curtis under extreme time pressure resulted in an excellent chapter