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Staff and student successes

Staff successes

Professor Kevin Batty, School of Pharmacy, and a research team comprising colleagues from Curtin University and Fiona Stanley Hospital, were awarded Best Paper and Presentation, and the perpetual trophy, at the Fiona Stanley Hospital IMPROVE conference. Their paper was titled ‘Assessing the Stability of Ergometrine in Post-Partum Haemorrhage (PPH) Kits’.

Professor Philip Newsholme, School of Biomedical Sciences, visited the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil in July 2017, and University Cruzeiro do Sul (UNICSUL) Sao Paulo, where he is involved in collaborative research. Professor Newsholme presented a seminar, titled ‘The importance of metabolic reprogramming to pancreatic beta cell and immune cell function’.

Professor Philip Newsholme with UNICSUL colleagues.
Professor Philip Newsholme with UNICSUL colleagues.

The School of Psychology and Speech Pathology’s OCD Not Me team was selected as a finalist for the WA Mental Health Awards. There were more than 150 applications. The team were finalists in the innovation category for their online treatment program for kids with OCD. They attended the awards ceremony and gala dinner at the Perth Concert Hall.

The OCD Not Me team at the WA Mental Health Awards.
The OCD Not Me team at the WA Mental Health Awards.

Student successes

School of Pharmacy student, Tessa Drew, was selected as the NAPSA Wildcard winner, at the Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) awards in Sydney. The PSOTY awards recognise and celebrate outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy student Louise Woodhams was one of only three students in Australia selected to represent the country at the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation World Congress, to be held in Taiwan.  The title of her conference abstract was ‘Novel nanotechnological advancement in new bile acid oral-targeted delivery for encapsulation of potential antidiabetic drugs.’