Sydney Medical School Celebratory Dinner Awards
Nepean had three awards presented at this year’s Sydney Medical School Celebratory Dinner held in McLauren Hall on 9th April.
Professor Gustavo Duque - Professor of Medicine Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine & Director, Ageing Bone Research Program - received the prestigious inaugural Professor Philip Sambrook Award from Osteoporosis Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society.
Ms Sandra Bermeo - PhD student in the Aging Bone Program – received the Young Investigator Award and the prestigious President’s Poster Competition Awards from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Ms Rhonda Willis – Executive Assistant for Nepean Clinical School – received the Sydney Medical School Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff.
Dr. Christopher Vidal PhD - Research Officer Ageing Bone Research Program, won the RM Gibson Scientific Research Award from the Australian Association of Gerontology for his project entitled : “Development of a new biomarker for the diagnosis of frailty in older persons”
Chris also received a Rebecca Cooper Medical Research Foundation equipment/research grant for his project entitled: “The role of the nuclear envelope in age-related bone loss”
Summer Student Award
We congratulate Allison Grech for being a finalist for the Deans Award for her Summer Scholarship project entitled"Hormones and the Risk of Barrett's Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer: A Meta-analysis” in the discipline of surgery under the supervision of Associate Professor Guy Eslick.
This is a great achievement to be selected from 80 students. Well Done!
Ms Priyanka Dixit
Nepean Medical Graduate Priyanka Dixit from won the RANZCOG Women's Health Award prize for 2012 for her Honours project entitled “How common is pelvic floor muscle atrophy after vaginal birth”
The RANZCOG Women's Health Award was established in 2005 by the offer of an annual donation from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It is awarded for the best Honours project in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
2012 Stages1-4 Prizes
The 2012 Sydney Medical School Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff
The Nepean Clinical School Education Team which consists of Biren Singh, Narelle Brown, Sarah Whereat and Tegan Bellamy won the 2012 Sydney Medical School Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff
Associate Professor Gustavo Duque
Gustavo has been selected as the first winner of the Phil Sambrook Award from Osteoporosis Australia and the Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) www.osteoporosis
It is a fitting honour that Gustavo is the first awardee of this prestigious Award.
The American Geriatrics Society 2012 New Investigator Award
Dr. Oddom Demontiero was selected as the winner of one of the prestigious 2012 New Investigator Awards from the American Geriatrics Society which is rarely given to non-Americans
Sandra, one of Gustavo's PhD students, has won the Presidential Poster Competition at the last meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research in Minneapolis. This is a very competitive award considering that more than 2,000 posters were presented at that meeting. Sandra gained the highest score for her poster entitled: Inhibition of Fatty Acid Synthase as a new treatment for osteoporosis in oophorectomized mice.