It was all smiles for PhD student Sophie Rapagna, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics) last week, after receiving a trifecta of good news!
Sophie was awarded a “Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia” (priority industry ‘Health Services and Medical Research’) Scholarship for $17,500 to be used towards her study ‘Quantification of tibial cartilage morphology and subchondral bone microarchitecture in knee osteoarthritis using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)’. The scholarship is for students within their first year of study in a degree in South Australia http://commonwealth-scholarships-sa.com.au/.
Sophie was also awarded a “World Council of Biomechanics (WCB) Student Bursary Award: Asia/Pacific, Africa, Central and South America”. This award includes free student registration + €1,000 for the upcoming quadrennial World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), to be held in Dublin Ireland 8-12 July 2018 http://wcb2018.com/, where she had 2 abstracts accepted;
- TIBIA CARTILAGE THICKNESS AND SUBCHONDRAL BONE MICROARCHITECTURE IN VARUS AND VALGUS-ALIGNED OSTEOARTHRITIC KNEES: COMPARISONS WITH CONTROLS
S Rapagna, BC Roberts, LB Solomon, KJ Reynolds, D Thewlis, E Perilli
- EVALUATION OF HUMAN BONE MICROARCHITECTURE DAMAGE IN PRESS-FIT IMPLANTATION USING DIGITAL VOLUME CORRELATION
S Rapagna, S Berahmani, KJ Reynolds, CE Wyers, JPW van den Bergh, G Tozzi, D Janssen, E Perilli
Sophie will also present these two abstracts at the upcoming 10th biennial Clare Valley Bone meeting this weekend in Clare, SA http://www.themeetingpeople.com.au/images/CLARE/ClareValleyBoneProgram201816March.pdf
Amazing news! Well done Sophie!