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HMRI Award for Early Career Research
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HMRI Award for Early Career Research - 2019 Stephen Smith

Associate Professor Stephen Smith is a highly regarded colorectal surgeon who serves as Director of the Hunter Surgical Clinical Research Unit at John Hunter Hospital while maintaining an almost full clinical workload.

He has developed and led innovative and high-quality surgical projects in three broad areas – infection, pain, and delayed return of gastrointestinal function.

HMRI Award for Early Career Research - 2016 Andrew Bivard

Dr Andrew Bivard work in acute ischemic stroke imaging focuses on patient selection for clot-busting therapies. Together with industry partners, he developed an automated processing program for cerebral perfusion imaging.

With stroke also being a leading cause of disability, Dr Bivard is now coordinating the MIDAS Fatigue Trial at HMRI using the drug Modafinil to assist stroke survivors in overcoming persistent tiredness.