Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Research Day

September 30, 2015

On Wednesday 30 September 2015 the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation (MRF) Research Day was held in the Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre. The event replaced the Young Investigators’ Day, and features an interstate or overseas speaker to deliver the Annual Bryant Stokes Oration.

According to MRF Executive Officer Neill Hodgen said this year’s Research Day was huge success.

“We had 26 researchers present data throughout the day,” Neill said.

The MRF provided financial awards to the following researchers in four categories:

Senior Clinical Researcher Award:  Dr Lai Kin Yaw
Early Career Clinical Researcher Award:  Dr Andrew Toner
Senior Research Scientist Award:  Dr Phillip Melton
Early Career Research Scientist Award:  Mrs Alison Castley

In addition, six awards were provided to researchers whose presentations were regarded as outstanding and worthy of recognition.

Senior Clinical Researcher:  Dr Stephen Honeybul
Early Career Clinical Researcher:  Dr David Kelly, Dr Ben Silbert and Mr Christian Tjiam
Early Career Research Scientist: Miss Abbie Creamer and Miss Denise Demmer.

This year’s annual Bryant Stokes Oration was presented by South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Professor Alex Brown.

>“Professor Brown is an Aboriginal doctor and researcher highly acclaimed for his Aboriginal health research in rural and remote communities,” Neill said.

“His address, titled “Understanding Chronic Disease in Aboriginal Communities: Lessons from the Fringe”, was both engaging and inspiring to all who attended.”