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2016

Our own A/Prof. Renae Ryan along with A/Prof. Kirsten Black, who is the Joint Head of Discipline Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, and Victoria Cook, a 2nd year Medical Student, have had their article The hidden curriculum in surgery says it’s not for women published in The Conversation. Congratulations on your achievement!

Dr Tina Hinton collaborated on a book chapter that was recently published titled: Spaces enabling change: X-Lab and science education 2020. Congratulations Tina on your achievement!

Congratulations to Dr Kate Chitty for being a joint prize winner of the Peter Bancroft Prize, awarded by the Sydney Medical School, for her outstanding thesis.

It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge a series of recent successes in fellowship and grant applications by members of the Discipline of Pharmacology:

A/Prof. Rachel Codd and A/Prof. Elena Bagley have been awarded a Faculty of Medicine Accelerator Grants. The Accelerator scheme has been designed to provide support to mid-career teaching and research academics within Sydney Medical School. For more information, please follow the link.

Congratulations to Dr Kellie Charles for an Energiser Grant. The Energiser Scheme is an initiative designed to provide support to mid-career teaching and research academics within Sydney Medical School in order to assist their supervision of research degree candidates.

The University recently awarded a prestigious Thompson Fellowship to A/Prof. Margie Sunde. The Thompson Fellowships aim to promote and enhance the careers of academic women and are offered to academic and research-only women employed by the University of Sydney at levels C or D.

Emeritus Professor Basil Roufogalis was appointed Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Health at the University of Western Sydney. He was also recently appointed as Visiting Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Whilst over there he attended the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences in Vancouver, BC, Canada and gave a seminar at the College of Pharmacy in Winnipeg entitled: Ginger in Metabolic Syndrome: Creating the Evidence Base.

In addition Professor Roufogalis was Chief Guest Editor (along with Srinivas Nammi and Emanuel Strehler) on a Special Issue of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences entitled: “Natural Products: Biochemical-Chemical Characterization, and Evidence for Therapeutic Potential” , which attracted 21 articles. Congratulations Basil!

Dr Slade Matthews recently submitted a collaborative poster titled: "High LC3C Expression Correlates with Poor Survival in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients" by Lai, Matthews, Wilmott, Killingsworth, Caixeiro, Wykes, Samakeh, Forstner, Niles, Hong, and Lee, which has received a commendation award in the Pathologist Category at the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology in Brisbane (June 2016, Abstract to be published in Pathology special edition 2017).

Congratulations to Rosie Cater, Prof. Rob Vandenberg and A/Prof. Renae Ryan from the Transporter Biology Group. Their paper “Tuning the ion selectivity of glutamate transporter–associated uncoupled conductances” was featured on the cover of the July issue of The Journal of General Physiology.

The paper titled 'A decade of Australian methotrexate dosing errors' by Dr Rose Cairns, which was published last week in the Medical Journal of Australia, has attracted significant media attention. The story was picked up by The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Online, The Australian Financial Review and Channel 7 News, among others.

Our Honours booklet for 2016 is now available here

Congratulations to Ms Sarasa Mohammadi, Mr Tariq Chohan, Ms Alaa Tulbah, Ms Sharon Davis, Ms Valentina Trotta and Mr Benjamin McIlwain on the award of their PhD degrees and Ms Jian Zhang on the award of her MPhil degree.

Daniela Traini has been appointed as Professor this year. Congratulation Professor Daniela Traini on acquiring your new title!

Prof. Nicholas Buckley contributed to the article "The Crux of the matter: did the ABC's Catalyst program change statin use in Australia?" which won the 2015 MJA, MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research, for the best research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in the previous calendar year. (Read More)

Welcome new starter Vanessa Gysbers, our new Teaching Curriculum Support Officer for the Discipline of Pharmacology. Vanessa commenced on 30/5/16.

Congratulations to A/ Prof. Daniela Traini and A/Prof. Paul Young on their recently awarded ARC Linkage Grant with the company Aradigm. Their project aims to develop nano-particulate systems based on a single platform technology that can be delivered as an aerosol, and be used for the eradication of biofilms in numerous applications, from healthcare to agriculture.

Congratulations to Dr Michael Gotsbacher Mr Thomas Telfer and Mr Tomas Richardson-Sanchez, members of the Chemical Biology in Drug Discovery Group, on their recent acceptance to deliver oral presentations at the 10th International Biometals Symposium in Dresden, Germany in July 2016. This is one of the premier conference in metals in biology/biomedicine and is a great achievement.

Congratulations to A/ Prof. Rachel Codd who has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), in recognition of eminence within the chemistry profession. We commend A/Prof Codd on her achievement.

Congratulations to Dr Wendy Imlach, who was recently awarded the Rolf Edgar Lake Research Fellowship by the Sydney Medical School in January 2016. The Rolf Edgar Lake Postdoctoral Fellowship was established in 1978 to encourage and promote postdoctoral research within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. This fellowship provides three years of funding.

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston, who was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Dr Kate Chitty recently contributed to an article posted in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence. To find out more please click and follow this link.