e-Newsflash - April 2011

Farewell Professor Field

At the end of 2010 we said farewell to Northern Clinical School’s Associate Dean of nine years...read more...

Welcome Professor Morris

In January we welcomed Professor Jonathan Morris as the new Associate Dean of the School. Professor Morris was previously...read more...

Huge congratulations go to Dr Anthony Gill, winner of the prestigious Castleman award

This award is presented by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for the most outstanding pathology paper published in English by...read more...

Welcome to the Kolling!

Sydney University HR advisor, Melody Newman, now has an office in the Kolling building...read more...

Welcome to Professor Carol Armour

Professor Carol Armour has recently joined the Northern Clinical School. She has a background in research (in asthma) and research administration having worked on the...read more...

Prestigious prize won by Northern student, David Tunnicliffe

The Dean’s Prize showcases the high quality of the medical science being performed by scholarship holders in the Sydney Medical School Program. The 2011 Prize showcase was no exception, with 8 finalists chosen from ...read more...


Farewell Professor Field

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Sue Shilbury, Professor Michael Field, Matthew Daly


At the end of 2010 we said farewell to Northern Clinical School’s Associate Dean of nine years, Professor Michael Field.

Michael steered the clinical school during the major curriculum review which saw an integration of medicine and surgery with the specialty terms. He was instrumental in the negotiation of the design and construction of the Kolling Building, playing a major role in setting up the current facilities.

Apart from the obvious things we will also miss his precise attention to detail; and command of the English language!

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Professor Field's Farewell - Kolling Building Foyer


Welcome Professor Morris

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Professor Jonathan Morris

In January we welcomed Professor Jonathan Morris as the new Associate Dean of the School. Professor Morris was previously the Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the university of Sydney, as well as our Northern head of Perinatal and Women’s Health.

Jonathan has strong research ties in the Kolling, and the School looks forward to working with him on the challenges that lie ahead.


Huge congratulations go to Dr Anthony Gill, winner of the prestigious Castleman award

This award is presented by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for the most outstanding pathology paper published in English by a first author under the age of 40 years. It is considered the most prestigious award for a published work by a young investigator in pathology and previous awardees have gone on to be a who's who in the field.

The prize was awarded in recognition of a paper which described a new type of GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumour), demonstrated how it could be distinguished from other GISTs and, most importantly, demonstrated that this distinction held a lot of clinical significance in terms of different therapies and natural histories.

It will be presented at the USCAP annual general meeting in San Antonio Texas March 1, 2011. It is the first time that it has been awarded to an Australian in its 31 year history and one of the very few times it has gone to someone from outside of the USA.
For further reading please note the paper tiled immunohistochemistry for SDHB divides Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) into two Distinct types was published in the American Journal of surgical pathology, Volume 34, Number 5, May 2010.


Welcome to the Kolling!

Sydney University HR advisor, Melody Newman, now has an office in the Kolling building once a week to discuss any University HR queries you may have. Melody’s role as HR Advisor is to provide advice to management and staff on employment related matters. These include the interpretation of the University’s Enterprise Agreement and policies, recruitment, leave, work performance, ill health, job analysis and change management.

Although available at main campus at any time, Melody will also be on Level 7 of the Kolling Building every Wednesday from 9-5, in the meeting room near the Clinical School admin team. She can be contacted on 9926 4659 or


Welcome to Professor Carol Armour!

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Professor Carol Armour

Professor Carol Armour has recently joined the Northern Clinical School. She has a background in research (in asthma) and research administration having worked on the NHMRC research committee where she was in charge of training awards and also as the acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research for 3 years.

Carol is currently Associate Dean in Medicine for career development and would like to work with early career researchers in the Northern Clinical School. She is located at the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research.


Prestigious prize won by Northern student, David Tunnicliffe

The Dean’s Prize showcases the high quality of the medical science being performed by scholarship holders in the Sydney Medical School Program. The 2011 Prize showcase was no exception, with 8 finalists chosen from 60 scholarship holders, to present on the day.
Northern and RNSH were represented by David Tunnicliffe, research student of Dr Susie Mihailidou. David presented well and fittingly won 2nd place for this prestigious prize! His research topic, Gender differences in myocardial response during Ischemia-Reperfusion, is part of the research that is taking place in the Cardiovascular & Hormonal Research Laboratory, Department of Cardiology.

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Bruce Robinson and David Tunnicliffe

David Tunnicliffe (Northern representative and Second Place winner for Dean’s Prize)

Back Row: Dr Julia Warning, Dr Susie Mihailidou and Alan Lackey

Front Row: Ms Loan Le and Dr Anthony Ashton



If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, or have any feedback, please contact Claire Bridgman.

Sydney Medical School - Northern

Phone: 02 9926 4678
Email: claire.bridgman@sydney.edu.au
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/northern