Congratulations to the School of Dentistry on a number of great achievements.
Congratulations to all of the following staff who have been successful in receiving the following accolades and awards:
Lisa Jamieson has been awarded a project grant in this year’s round of NH&MRC funding.
Other successes included Lisa Jamieson and Ratilal Lalloo being co-chief investigators on a grant with Prof Newell Johnson and co-workers (Griffith University) and Mark Bartold co-investigator with Prof Saso Ivanovski (Griffith University)
Loc Do, John Spencer, Diep Ha and Chin Wong have received an ADRF Community Oral Health Award for their project: “Explaining the links between mother’s and child’s oral health – prospective cohort study”
Ms Margie Steffens who recently received 1st place award at the Australian Society of Special needs in Dentistry (ASSCID) conference in Newcastle for her presentation: “Pilot study Community Outreach dental program in Nursing Homes-Inter professional care an obligation not an option”. This has been an extension of the community outreach dental program to enable our students during their rotation to experience working in different environments with other support agencies and health care professions.
In addition, Ms Margie Steffens received a service award from the National Dental Hygienists Association at their National Symposium held in Canberra on the 12 & 13 November, in recognition of service to the Association and Community.
DClinDent student Dr Nasr received 2nd place for her clinical case presentation, in the area of Special Needs, her clinical study presentation was “The management of radiotherapy-related nasal collapse in a patient with malignant melanoma”
A/Prof Janet Fuss for receiving the honour of Alumni Fellow for her services to the University
Dr Suzanna Mihailidis and Dr Jane Harford who have been awarded 2015 Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowships.
Dr Haiping Tan on her recent success on being awarded ACFF Community Grant for her project ‘Building a caries free community for the elderly’
Our L & T Group has won a Category 1 grant application, ‘Translating concept into practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches – have been awarded $225,000 over 2015. The project will be led by Sophie, Cathy and Tracey, but will involve a number of academics from U of A, Australian Catholic University and Uni of Tasmania – from health areas such as medicine, nursing, health sciences, speech pathology, physiotherapy, and sports exercise science.
This is a huge honour for our Dental School – congratulations to all involved. For the very first time our School and the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) Program has won an Australian Government Asia Bound Travel Grant. The project team Katrina Plastow, Diep Ha, Nimi Ashok and Rosie Cooper, were awarded $10,000 grant and an additional $5000 Beacon of Enlightenment Set-Up Grant for New Study Tours. The aims of the study tour are to develop cultural awareness, gain an overview of dental education and roles of dental professionals in Vietnam, identify key oral health issues in the Vietnamese population and learn about current health promotion strategies that have been implemented, and develop students’ practical/clinical experience.
ADRF Reginald and Pamela Hession Award 2014 has been awarded to Dr Danijela Menicanin, to assist with facilitating overseas or interstate travel to a dental research institute or laboratory of distinction for an arranged work period of not less than six weeks.