In-brief: October 2023

Professor Chan Cheah
Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Leading blood cancer researcher Professor Chan Cheah has been named Cancer Council WA’s 2023 Cancer Researcher of the Year. A clinical haematologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, he founded Blood Cancer Research WA in 2016, and since then it has enrolled 800 people with lymphoma and other blood cancers into clinical trials.

Perth Radiological Clinic recently notched up 75 years of operation. PRC is WA’s oldest private radiological practice, established in 1948.

Rockingham General Hospital has a new hospital liaison GP, Dr Alison Soerensen.

Anti-bullying champion and former head of TKI’s Health Promotion and Education research program Professor Donna Cross was inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

Several Telethon Kids Institute researchers took out top gongs in the recent Premier’s Science Awards, including leading paediatric anaesthetist Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg, who was named joint winner of the Mid-Career Scientist of the Year. PhD student Denby Evans, from the Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre, was named Student Scientist of the Year in recognition of her research into the lung health of pre-term babies.