e-Newsflash - April 2012

Northern Clinical School Prize Night

The annual prize evening gives us the opportunity to recognise the invaluable contributions made to the education of our medical students. Many of you have dedicated time read more...

2012 Australia Day Honours

It is with delight that we saw three of our colleagues recognised for their achievements and service to medicine in the 2012 Australia Day Honours. Congratulations to read more...

Pursuit of Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Christine Roberts, Deborah Marsh, Carolyn Sue and Lyn March who will each receive a Pursuit of Excellence Award from read more...

Dean's Prize

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine offers a number of Summer Research Scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students to join a research group over the read more...

Academic Merit Awards

Congratulations to our students who recieved academic awards for their excellent performance in 2011 read more...


Northern Clinical School Prize Night

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Jonathan Morris awarding Dr Martyn Sulway for Outstanding Clinical Teaching in Stage 2

The annual prize evening gives us the opportunity to recognise the invaluable contributions made to the education of our medical students. Many of you have dedicated time and effort to educating our students to ensure they become exceptional medical professionals in the future. The evening also allows us to highlight the excellence and outstanding achievements of our students.

It was a wonderful evening with a great turnout for all our worthy recipients. Guests were entertained with presentations by the students on their elective and research, and a great many special guests including Brigadier John Sheldrick for RSL Australia and the President of the KDMA, Dr Peter Loder.

Thank you to all of those who have contributed to the medical program over the years, we look forward to seeing you at the celebrations in 2013.

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Brigadier John Sheldrick, Chairman National Trustees, RSL of Australia presenting to one of the recipients of the RSL Scholarship to PNG – Joanna Offord

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Sue Shilbury awarding Elke Woodhouse the RNSH medal


2012 Australia Day Honours

It is with delight that we saw three of our colleagues recognised for their achievements and service to medicine in the 2012 Australia Day Honours.

Congratulations to Professor Garry Walter, Dr David Lillystone and Professor Stephen Clarke, very well deserved! We are proud to announce the following awards:

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia
Professor Garry Walter, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School. “For service to medicine in the field of adolescent mental health, to medical education, and as a contributor to professional publications.”

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia
Dr David Lillystone, Clinical Associate Lecturer, Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School. “For service to medicine in the field of paediatrics and child health.”

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia
Professor Stephen Clarke, Professor of Oncology, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School. “For service to medicine in the disciplines of oncology and pharmacology.”

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     Professor Garry Walter                                      Dr David Lillystone    Professor Stephen Clarke


Pursuit of Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Christine Roberts, Deborah Marsh, Carolyn Sue and Lyn March who will each receive a Pursuit of Excellence Award from The Rotary Club of Lane Cove on 22 May, 2012, in recognition of their outstanding research at the Kolling Institute.

If you are interested in more information about this event or might like to attend, please contact Paula on by 23 April


Deans Prize

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Professor Bruce Robinson and Andrian Yang

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine offers a number of Summer Research Scholarships for outstanding undergraduate students to join a research group over the Summer University holidays. In a short period of just eight weeks, each student undertakes a focussed research project under supervision. In their last week the top students from each campus deliver their final reports and compete for the Dean's Prize. This year's Dean's Prize was awarded to Andrian Yang, our representative from the Northern Clinical School.

Andrian is studying Science (Advanced), majoring in both Molecular Biology and Genetics, and in Computer Science and Information Technologies. His project was "Bioinformatic analysis of the human beta Globin Genes", under the supervision of Leslie Burnett, Clinical Professor in Pathology. Together with fellow Summer Scholarship student (Angela Qiao), Andrian developed a computer program to align nucleotide sequences, which is both faster and more powerful than standard bioinformatics tools in this field. This was then used to search for new regulatory motifs in various genes.

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Leslie Burnett, Clinical Professor in Pathology


Academic Merit Awards

Congratulations to the below students for their excellent academic performance in 2011. The prize ceremony will be held later this year to formally congratulate the students and present their awards.

  • Academic merit prize - Stage 2, Lachlan Alexander
  • Academic merit prize - Stage 3 year 3, Sebastian Brown
  • Deans prize for research (in Basic Sciences), Richard Blennerhaust
  • McMahon Tennent prize for biochemistry, Jenna Joester
  • Edith Collins literary prize, Abhijit Pal
  • Renwick Prize, Lachlan Alexander
  • Arthur Edward Mills Graduation Prize (most meritorious performance in the final exams), Elke Woodhouse
  • Harold John Ritchie Memorial Prize for Clinical Medicine (best performance in clinical medicine), Elke Woodhouse
  • Robert Scott Skirving memorial prize (best aggregate performance in medical and surgery barrier exam), Elke Woodhouse
  • Dgamar Berne Prize (proficiency in final barrier exam), Rosemary Brungs
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists prize (highest score in critical care exam), Shannon Stogryn
  • Dr Grace Cuthbert Brown Prize in O&G (best overall performance in O&G), Phillip Collins
  • Dr F Norton Manning Memorial Prize (best performance in Psychiatry), Elke Woodhouse
  • KCT Rawle 104 ACS Association prize (proficiency in clinical surgery [shared], Andrew Emanuel

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
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Web: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/northern