Thursday, 2 April 2015

MCHRI Staff Achievements

Read about the most recent MCHRI staff achievements below!



Ms Aya Mousa: 

Aya Mousa has recently won the first prize in the Endocrinology Clinical Research poster section of the Monash Health Research Week for 2015. The poster details: 

Title:  Vitamin D is related to glucose homeostasis and chronic low-grade inflammation in healthy normoglycaemic individuals

​​Authors: Aya Mousa, Jasmine Lyons, Georgia Soldatos, Karly Sourris, Sonia Dougherty, Helena Teede, Maximilian de Courten, Josephine Forbes, Barbora de Courten.



Dr Sally Abel: 

Dr Abel recently attended the US Endo Conference for 2015 in San Diego. She received an Early Career Forum Travel Award and a Postgraduate Travel Grant Award. Her poster presentation:

Title: Gestational diabetes mellitus, obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes at Monash Health;

Authors: Sally Abell, Jacqui Boyle, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Sophia Zoungas, Helena Teede

She is also attending the Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference in Berlin in April. 

Sally has also received the Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research




Professor Sophia Zoungas: 

Professor Zoungas has received the Monash Health Research Week Rising Star Award, recognizing her rising research impact and leadership for a clinical research program in diabetes and vascular health.








Dr Melanie Gibson-Helm:

Dr Gibson-Helm has won the first prize in Monash Health Research Week in the field of Public Health, Health Services and Ageing Research. Poster details:

Title: Continuous quality improvement and routine metabolic screening in pregnancy by primary health centres in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Authors: Melanie Gibson-Helm, Helena Teede, Alice Rumbold, Ross Bailie, Jacqueline Boyle




Dr Jacqueline Boyle:

Dr Boyle has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women as of March 2015. This achievement recognizes women who have contributed to the Victorian community through their drive, vision and determination to shape and better Victoria. 







We congratulate all these women on these outstanding achievements, awards and successes and we look forward to seeing more of these in the near future.












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