HMRI Researcher Showcase 2020 - Virtual Event

May 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
HMRI Researcher Showcase 2020 - Virtual Event

Meet some of our medical research heroes @ HMRI’s Annual Researchers of the Year event.

Nothing was going to stop us sharing this special event with you all!  No matter where you’re located, you have the chance to meet our 2019 HMRI Researchers of the Year at a special live-streamed event on Wednesday May 20 from 6pm. HMRI Community Seminars offer the opportunity to get an inside scoop about the vital health and medical research that’s happening here in the Hunter to benefit our communities, locally, nationally and globally.

This year we’re bringing the seminar to you in the comfort of your own home. So rug up, grab a cuppa and join us to enjoy hearing about the exceptional work of three of our research leaders.

Each year at the HMRI Awards Night, we recognise three researchers for their outstanding research excellence. There are three categories: Early-Career (within 5 years of a PhD awarded), Mid-Career (within 15 years of a PhD awarded) and Research Excellent – an exemplary researcher, mentor and leader. You’ll hear from all three 2019 recipients at this special event chaired by Institute Director Professor Tom Walley.

Early-Career Researcher Associate Professor Stephen Smith is a highly regarded colorectal surgeon who serves as the Director of the Surgical Clinical Research Unit at John Hunter Hospital and is a clinical researcher. He has developed and led innovative and high-quality surgical projects in infection, pain and gastrointestinal function.

Our Mid-Career Researcher is Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, a member of the Hunter New England Population Health group who has led a number of highly successful health interventions to benefit the health and wellbeing of the population. Thanks to his work a menu planning program has been adopted by 2000 childcare services across Australia, and a sports club intervention has been adopted by 7000 clubs.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin received the Award for Research Excellence. A nationally-renowned mental health trailblazer, Professor Kay-Lambkin leads a global team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners in supporting patients with mental health, alcohol and drug problems. She has led the way in trialing and developing digital-based psychological treatment programs that benefit large numbers of patients.

This event will also see the grand unveiling of the 2019 Art Series, a work created by artist Brett McMahon inspired by the work of Professor Kay-Lambkin.

Please join us for this unique online event.

Date: Wednesday May 20
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Location: Streamed live online here

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