Hudson Institute student a finalist in State Government awards

Heba Zahid award croppedHeba Zahid, a PhD student at the Hudson Institute/ School of Clinical Sciences , has been selected as a finalist for the Victorian International Education Awards.

Heba is completing her PhD on “Interventions to prevent and treat oestrogen-dependent cancers” in the Metabolism and Cancer lab in the Centre for Cancer Research under the supervision of Dr Kristy Brown.

Heba is also the President of the South Melbourne Female sector at the Saudi Student Association and a volunteer first aid officer at Hudson Institute

The awards are a Victorian Government initiative designed to recognise innovation, outstanding achievement and excellence in international education in Victoria. In total there will be five Student Awards, as well as two Premier’s Awards for the International Student of the Year, to be announced in early December.

International Student Award winners will receive a scholarship of $10,000 to contribute to their study at an educational institution in Victoria, while the recipient of the ‘Premier’s Award – International Student of the Year’ will receive an additional $10,000 towards their studies.

Recipients will also be recognised as ambassadors of the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative and help promote the State as a leading international student destination.

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