St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

Friday, 11 February 2022 was International Day of Women and Girls in Science. SSMRF celebrated the outstanding contribution of women to science and showcased two of its female researchers and grant recipients in a social media campaign; Associate Professor Amany Zekryand Associate Professor Amanda Henry.

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Associate Professor Amany Zekry

Associate Professor Amany Zekry is a Clinical Academic at St George and Sutherland Clinical School. She is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at St George Hospital. A/Professor Amany Zekry is part of the research team at the UNSW Microbiome Research Centre (MRC).

She leads a research group investigating the role of the microbiome in the immunopathogenesis of liver disease and liver cancer in obesity.

The IMPREsS study is supported by a grant from the Sir Owen Glenn Foundation to SSMRF.

Associate Professor Amanda Henry

Amanda Henry is Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of New South Wales, an Obstetrician at St George Public Hospital and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Global Women’s Health at The George Institute for Global Health.

She is an active researcher and research supervisor in the areas of high-risk pregnancy, obstetric ultrasound, and clinical trials, teaches pregnancy care to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and works as a high-risk Obstetrician at St George Hospital where she has also established a multidisciplinary Fetal Medicine service.

The current microbiome in pregnancy and infancy (MUMS study) which she leads was supported by a grant from the SSMRF to the Microbiome Research Centre Foundation Grants. SSMRF also awarded Amanda the Clinician Researcher Award for 2013 which helped fund her PhD studies.

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