NSLHD News March 17 2023

Dr Sumit Sahni, Dr Jillian Eyles, AProfessor Sarah Glastras, Dr Chia- chi Liu, Dr Yandong Shen, Dr Danielle Stone and Dr Michal Lubomski

Kolling awards unveiled An impressive group of researchers has been congratulated through this year’s Kolling Institute awards program. Launched in 2021, the program has been expanded to acknowledge a greater number of researchers and their individual contribution. The awards aim to recognise the many outstanding achievements across education, clinical practice and service, publications, research, as well as overall accomplishment. This year, seven researchers were presented with awards across the following five categories: PhD impact Dr Danielle Stone - Clinical Speech

Best clinical output Dr Jillian Eyles - Physiotherapist, RNSH and SHPs Research Translation Fellow, Osteoarthritis Research Best EMCR basic science paper Dr Chia-chi Liu - Senior Research Fellow, Cardiac Membrane Biology Laboratory Best basic science paper overall Dr Yandong Shen - Postdoctoral Researcher, Northern Blood Research Centre

Pathologist, RNSH, and PhD candidate, Neuromuscular Imaging Research Lab Dr Michal Lubomski - Neurologist, RNSH and PhD Candidate, Neurogenetics Research Supervision impact A/Professor Sarah Glastras - Endocrinologist, RNSH and Postdoctoral Researcher, Renal Research Laboratory Dr Sumit Sahni - Senior Research Fellow, Bill Walsh Cancer Research Lab

Kolling Institute Academic Director Professor Jim Elliott congratulated the researchers for their invaluable contribution over the past 12 months. “It’s encouraging that we have so many dynamic researchers working across the Kolling and the district, and this impressive group has had an intrinsic role in our progress, impact and research success,” he said. “Each of these award winners is driving substantial improvements in their individual areas of expertise, and I’m pleased that through the Kolling awards program we’re able to direct the spotlight to their significant achievements.” AYAH PATIENT DELIVERS GAME BALL FOR MANLY’S OPENING MATCH WIN

Jamieson Leeson, the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice’s first patient, had the great honour of delivering the game ball at the Manly Sea Eagle’s opening rugby league match last month. Twenty-year-old Jamieson spent two weeks at the AYAH where she received holistic and specialised respite care. AYAH Community Partnerships Manager Laura Grant said: “Jamieson absolutely loved the experience and we’re so appreciative of the support we have received from the Manly Sea Eagles.”

Jamieson Leeson delivers the game ball



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