Eureka! for Faculty of Medicine academic
23 August 2006
An academic from the School of Public Health has won a $10,000 Eureka Prize and another was selected as a finalist in this year's prestigious awards.
Associate Professor Alex Barratt won the Eureka Prize for Health and Medical Research Journalism for a 3 part series broadcast on ABC Radio's, The Health Report.
Her series challenged long held beliefs about the benefits of early cancer detection and suggested that finding cancer early isn't always a good thing. She reported on biological and clinical research that is changing how we think about cancer by revealing that many of us have cancers we don't need to know about. You can listen to Alex's award winning program at this web address.
Eureka Prize finalist, Emeritus Professor Miles Little, Director of the Survival Project in the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine was nominated for the Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics for his sustained research over ten years into the mixed experience of surviving cancer and the ethical relationships between survivors and those who care for them.
The 2006 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the 'Oscars of Science'.