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Beneath The Drapes
July 2016
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  • A/Prof Kevin Pfleger, from the Perkins Institute, has won the Novartis Prize for his body of published work on body receptors that are the target of many commonly used medicines. It follows a recent ARC linkage grant of $499,000 for his and Dr Karl Rosengren’s (Uni of Qld) work on technologies to monitor multi-molecular complexes.

  • Dr Michael Gannon, AMA WA president, was elected the national AMA president at the national conference. He was also inducted into the Roll of Fellows. Victorian GP and outgoing president of the Victoria branch, Dr Tony Bartone, was elected Vice President. Former WA Vice-President Dr Andrew Miller is now President of the local AMA branch.

  •  Prof Mike Daube was presented with the World Health Organization Director-General’s Special Recognition certificate at the World No Tobacco Day 2016 Awards.

  • Ms Anne Foyer has won the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) National Immunisation Achievement Award for her work in the Wheatbelt of WA.

  • Catholic Health Australia has appointed SJGHC chair Mr Tony Howarth as chair of its board.

  • Ellen Health has won the Excellence in Professional Services Award at the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce business awards.





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