Monday, 10 April 2017

The Ritchie Centre's research recognised at PSANZ

(L-R) Jonathon Morris, PSANZ President,
Dr Erin McGillick, Azu Aminath,
Aidan Kashyap, Fiona Stemming
Monash University and Hudson Institute researchers were recognised at the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Congress in Canberra last week.

The Ritchie Centre's Deputy Director Professor Rosemary said a number of staff and students were invited to give presentations, run workshops and practical skills sessions, and presented their research in both oral and poster presentations covering a variety of topics related to "a healthy start to life". 

"Our students and ECRs all gave great presentations, including Aidan Kashyap, who had to step in and give his supervisor's invited presentation after Qantas cancelled the Monday early morning flight," said Professor Horne.

The following students from The Ritchie Centre received awards at the meeting:

PSANZ New Investigator Award for Best Oral Basic Science 
Fiona Stenning

PSANZ President's New Investigator Award for Best Overall Oral Presentation
Aidan Kashyap

PSANZ Ritchie Centre Award for Translational Research
Azu Azhan

PSANZ David Henderson-Smart Scholarship
Dr Erin McGillick
$10,000 over 2 years
To undertake clinical research project focussed on improving the cardiorespiratory transition and respiratory outcomes in preterm babies in collaboration with A/Prof Arjan te Pas at the Leiden University Medical Centre in The Netherlands

Travel awards
Azu Azhan
Aidan Kashyap

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