e-Newsflash - June 2012

Help raise funds for medical research

Perinatal Research and Maternal Medicine (PRaMM) was formed in 2006 by staff from the Royal North Shore Hospital. The purpose of PRaMM is to raise funds to support research to improve the health of mothers and their babies, particularly those likely to be born early or very small. This year PRaMM are entering a team in the City2Surf and the Blackmore’s Sydney Running (Walking) festival - joining forces with the “Bring it on Baby!” team. The “Bring it on Baby” team was formed by one of PRaMM's Community Members, Claire Jones, who after experiencing the loss of her first baby and journeying through a challenging second pregnancy (under the care of Professor Jonathan Morris) formed the 100 person strong team in 2011 – raising over $14k for research.

Our aim is to raise $50,000 across the two events this year and we would love your help in achieving our goal.

Please take your pick by checking out both events:

City2Surf - Sunday 12 August: General entries open 27th May and registrations close late June/early July (Early bird discounts for City2Surf close at midnight this coming Friday 1 June. For more information and to register please click here.

Blackmore’s Sydney Running Festival - Sunday 16 September: Registrations are open NOW – don’t miss out! For more information and to register please click here.

If you would like to join in and help raise money for this great cause please contact Jenny Stuart at
More details about PRaMM can be found at www.pramm.org.au

Professor Pollock receives prestigious teaching award


Professor Carol Pollock, chair of the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board, and renal physician and researcher at RNSH recently received a prestigious teaching award from the University of Sydney.

Professor Pollock received one of only two Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision.

The Selection Panel congratulated Professor Pollock on the exceptional quality of her supervisory practice in a very demanding environment. The Panel was impressed by her caring attention and commitment to students. Her referees commented on "the outstanding research foundation" students receive under her supervision.

Congratulations Carol!

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