New book examines the gut
Professor Marcello Costa will launch his scientific memoirs, Adventures in Gut Neuroscience: a biography, this week as part of SALHN Research Week. The launch event, hosted by Professor Nick Spencer, will take place on Friday 22 September in FMC Lecture Theatre 2, Level 5, FMC, from 1.15pm. To register, click here.
Social work expert spearheads national first
Professor Sarah Wendt will helm the nation’s first-ever Social Worker Registration Scheme to introduce a professional framework for social workers across the region. Read more about Professor Wendt’s appointment here.
New head of the NHMRC
Academic status holder and alumni Professor Steve Wesselingh (BM, BS ’82 and PhD(Med) ’92) has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC).
Professor Wesselingh brings a wealth of medical experience, clinical leadership, and national and international research success to the role. The NHMRC is Australia’s lead agency driving innovative health and medical research to improve the health of all Australians.