Holyoake CEO Ms Angie Paskevicius was named Telstra WA Business Women of the Year. Kalgoorlie GP and practice owner Dr April Armstrong won the WA Start-Up Award. CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA, Mr Marcus Stafford, won AIM’s excellence award for NFP management.
SJGSH CEO Dr Lachlan Henderson has been elected chair of the WA Cricketing Association replacing Mr Sam Gannon. Dr Henderson has been on the WACA board previously as deputy chair.
Perth respiratory paediatrician and cystic fibrosis researcher Prof Stephen Stick has been awarded the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
RACGP President and Murray Medical principal Dr Frank Jones has been appointed to the Federal Government’s new GP Training Advisory Committee
Dr Mike Civil and Dr Alan Leeb are the only representatives from WA on the new RACGP REC-Standards for General Practices.
Prof Donna Cross, Prof Susan Prescott (both from Telethon Kids), Prof Wendy Erber (UWA) and Chief Scientist Prof Peter Klinken were inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Prof Peter Thompson has won the NHMRC’s Marshall Warren Award for the most exciting and innovative study – on why some cholesterol plaques in the coronary artery become inflamed and cause coronary thrombosis.
Former Curtin University professor and Ocean Reef GP now Assistant Dean at Notre Dame’s Werribee campus Prof Moyez Jiwa won the 2015 Peter Mudge Medal at the recent GP15 conference. The medal is voted on by delegates for the presenter whose original research has the greatest potential to influence daily general practice.
Dr Graham Melrose is back in the corporate fray. The founder of the former biotech company Chemeq which crashed and burned in 2007 is planning a $5m initial public offering in Recce, a Bentley-based biotech working on a synthetic antibiotic.
Australian Red Cross has won a $7.2m WA Government contract to provide residential and in-home nursing services for children with high medical support needs.
Avita Medical has received a $US16.9m commitment from a US government agency to fund a trial of its ReCell device.
Epichem, a fully-owned subsidiary of ASX listed PharmAust, has stepped up its anti-cancer drug development with the move to a new laboratory at Technology Park at Bentley.
p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: 6.0pt;”>A/Prof Ravani Duggan has been appointed deputy head of Curtin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.