Thursday, 22 February 2018

Summer Scholars deliver their results

(L-R) Prof John McNeil, Michael Dong, Sumudu Setunge, Alice Holmes,
 Sheymonti Hoque, Prof Michael Abramson

The 2017 SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program came to a formal conclusion on 15th February with the Final Seminar. The top four students presented their work in videos and slideshow presentations. A rich selection of topics were covered, such as the rights of elderly people to take risks, opposing changes to complementary medicine regulation and more.  

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Click on the links to view their videos and slideshows.
Top scholar Sumudu Setunge with
 supervisor Dr Nazmul Karim

Sumudu Setunge (3rd Year MBBS) 
Top Summer Vacation Scholarship Research Award  
Supervisor: Dr Nazmul Karim  – MERQ
Video: Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Dong (2nd Year MBBS)
Commendation for Excellence Award
Supervisor: A/Prof Ken Harvey – Alternative Therapies
Video: Complementary Therapies and the TGA

Sheymonti Hoque (2nd Year Public Health Sciences)
Commendation for Excellence Award
Supervisor: A/Prof Sue Evans – Clinical Registries
Presentation: Comparison of transperineal with transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy diagnosis of prostate cancer

Alice Holmes (2nd Year Biomedical Sciences/Law)
Commendation for Excellence Award
Supervisor: Prof Joseph Ibrahim – VIFM 
Presentation: Dignity of Risk in Aged Care

Mary Malek (2rd Year Biomedical Sciences)
Public Health Online Engagement Award 
Supervisor: Dr Matthew Page – Cochrane Australia

Our 2017 cohort of 21 Summer Vacation scholars did an outstanding job during their four week placement. Thanks also to their supervisors for their support of this work-integrated learning program. 

It was also with some sadness that the graduation marked the end of Maria La China's involvement coordinating the program after three years. Thanks for all of your hard work, Maria!

The SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program provides undergraduate students with practical experience in applied clinical and public health research.  

The program runs annually for four weeks in November and December.  If you are interested in being a Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supervisor get in early and register your interest here.  

2018 Coordinators:  Dr Basia Diug and Bethany Howard. Email them here.