Celebrating success

Wishart Memorial Award

Dr Anya Arthurs, a researcher at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, was awarded the Wishart Memorial Award at the Australian Society for Medical Research Scientific Meeting in Adelaide last week. The Ross Wishart Memorial Award is given to the person who delivers the most outstanding presentation at the SA division’s Annual Scientific Meeting during Medical Research Week. It is named in memory of Ross Wishart, a scientist and long-term member of the SA ASMR committee.

Also at the ASMR meeting, Dr Julie-Ann Hulin presented “UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes as dominant negative regulators and novel modulators of nuclear receptor signaling” and Dr Jing Jing Wang presented “Proteomic profiling of secreted rheumatoid factors in primary Sjogren’s syndrome”.

Dr Anya Arthurs accepting her award from ASMR SA Committee Convenor Jocelyne Mulangala

PNG earthquake aid success

Shila Yukuli Paia, a Flinders University Public Health and International Development Graduate and current PhD student, led a mission and fundraiser late last year to salvage medical goods from Adelaide’s old Royal Adelaide Hospital to send to earthquake-ravaged areas of the PNG Highlands.

Her project hit a hurdle with the purchase of a reliable 4WD vehicle needed to transport collected goods from the 20ft container at Lae Port to the rural communities in need.

Ms Paia contacted Flinders University last week to thank donors and let our community know that despite extreme challenges, the donated medical supplies together with donations from the people of South Australia had all been successfully delivered to the Hela Provincial Health Authority and the people of Hela Province last month.

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