Celebrating Medical Research

A HUGE thank you to all who supported our end of year Celebration Dinner. Not only did we raise funds for medical research, we also highlighted the incredible research talent we have in our St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

SSMRF CEO Pam Brown said “it was a wonderful evening at Club Central Hurstville’s Southern Sydney Event Centre, and we are thrilled with the positive comments we have received. One of the highlights for me was to be able to announce a new research grant in honour of the late Giuseppe Ferlaino, and to hear from his daughter Luigina as well as geriatrician, Dr Nick Cordato.”

Three early career medical research grants funded by SSMRF and Southern Cancer Care were awarded by Professor Georgina Hold, SSMRF Board member and Director of Research at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and A/Prof Julia Maclean, Clinical Specialist in Speech Pathology, Director on Southern Cancer Care Board and Member of the Research Committee of SSMRF.

Dr Joel Poder – ‘Quantifying robustness of prostate cancer radiomics features across imaging devices’.

PhD Student Sabrina Koentgen – ‘Gastrointestinal Health in first-degree relatives of inflammatory bowel disease patients’.

Dr Ramesh Shanmugasundaram – ‘Assessing the diagnostic utility of multi-parametric MRI ‘diffusion kurtosis imaging’ in the evaluation of masses: a multicentre prospective study’.

SSMRF CEO Pam Brown said “we thank our major sponsor Club Central as well as our many event sponsors, supporters, donors, and attendees. Without the support from business, government, and the wider community we wouldn’t be able to fund the important research at our local St George and Sutherland Hospitals.”

“Medical research changes lives through advances in treatments, vaccinations, surgical procedures, diagnostic testing and the keys to healthy living” said SSMRF Chair Jill Deering. “Everyone can play a vital part by ensuring that we achieve better health outcomes for our local communities through research.

I encourage you to consider donating to our Christmas Appeal, a gift that could change lives.”

Give to medical research.

Read The Leader‘s article St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF) dinner for grant recipients.


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