Alfred Health Week Research Poster Display
The annual Alfred Health Week Research Poster Display showcased the latest in research from across Alfred Research Alliance. This year, 126 posters were displayed during the week of 17 – 21 June, on the ground floor of The Alfred hospital.
Prizes were awarded for the posters judged best in categories such as infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, mental health, nursing and allied health. This year’s winners were announced on 21 June, 2019.
Research Day, held during Alfred Week, focuses on oral research presentations. A prominent figure who has made a lasting contribution to medical research is invited to present a Keynote Address followed by several short presentations by Alfred Research Alliance Research Prize winners.
The Research Day Keynote Address is one of the highlights of Alfred Health Week each year, and we were delighted this year to welcome Professor Ricky Johnstone, Executive Director of Cancer Research at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, and head of its Gene Regulation Laboratory, as be our keynote speaker. You can read more about Prof Johnstone and the keynote session here.
In 2018, Dr Susan Alberti delivered the Keynote Address. You can read more about it here.
Alfred Research Alliance Research Prize
The Alfred Research Alliance Research Prizes (clinical and basic) are awarded annually on Research Day for the best original research articles published in the previous calendar year. This year’s prizes for Basic Research were presented to Dr Dragana Dragolievic and Dr Melanie Zeigler from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, while the Awards for Clinical Research went to Prof Paul Myles from Monash University and The Alfred and Prof John McNeil AM from Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine.