In-brief: December 2023

Colin La Galia
Emeritus Professor Carol Bower
Dr Mary Kennedy

Managing director of WA-based Neurospine Institute Colin La Galia has been appointed to the board of the Hospital Research Foundation Group, which covers 11 charities.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital has been recognised by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group as Australia’s most outstanding cancer research institute at the group’s annual scientific meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Maternity care at SJOG Mt Lawley is relocating to SJOG Subiaco as part of a consolidation of services across the metropolitan area.

Emeritus Professor Carol Bower, one of Telethon Kids Institute’s most influential researchers who played a seminal role in birth defect research, has won the Australian research community’s flagship award, the Peter Wills Medal.

There were two WA winners at the RACGP’s recent national awards. The GP-in-Training of the Year Award went to Dr Corey Dalton, and one of two Rural Registrar of the Year Awards went to Dr Dean McKittrick.

ECU cancer researcher Dr Mary Kennedy has been awarded Cancer Council WA’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, with $225,000 over three years helping to ensure every cancer patient in WA receives a referral for exercise from their cancer care team.