The Ritchie Centre Researchers Excel

The Ritchie Centre is celebrating after a number of their early career researchers picked up awards at this week’s Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s annual meeting in Perth.

Dr Annie McDougall, Maria Nguyen, James Aridas, Courtney McDonald researchers excel at PZANZ
L–R: Dr Annie McDougall, Maria Nguyen, James Aridas, Courtney McDonald

Winners included

  • Dr Annie McDougall | David Henderson-Smart Scholarship and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Award
  • Mr James Aridas | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Award
  • Melinda Dolan-Curosurf | award for respiratory research on the effects of prenatal inflammation on lung development
  • Maria Nguyen | Early career researcher prize for best oral presentation (basic science)

A number of The Ritchie Centre ECRs also picked up travel awards from PSANZ to support their research at this year’s meeting.

In the days before the PSANZ meeting, researchers gathered for the Annual Fetal and Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand in Yanchep National Park, where PhD student Stacey Ellery received the award for best oral presentation by a (late candidature) PhD student for her studies of birth asphyxia and effects on kidney development.

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