At last weeks End of Year Dinner, the School also presented the three School Paper of the Year. The Awards are judged by a panel of senior academics who look at a number of factors including the impact factor of the journal in which the paper was published, the contribution of undergraduate or postgraduate students to the research, editorial or cover comment and the social media comment generated by the paper.
Amanda Larkin presented the awards on the night in the following categories:
Patel MB, Pothula SP, Xu Z, Lee AK, Goldstein D, Pirola RC, Apte MV, Wilson JS. The role of the hepatocyte growth factor/c-MET pathway in pancreatic stellate cell-endothelial cell interactions: antiangiogenic implications in pancreatic cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Aug;35(8):1891-900.
Leong RW, Huang T, Ko Y, Jeon A, Chang J, Kohler F, Kariyawasam V. Prospective validation study of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health score in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Oct 1;8(10):1237-45.
Epidemiological/Health Services Research
Barton MB, Jacob S, Shafiq J, Wong K, Thompson SR, Hanna TP, Delaney GP. Estimating the demand for radiotherapy from the evidence: a review of changes from 2003 to 2012. Radiother Oncol. 2014 Jul;112(1):140-4.
The standard of submissions was very high and this is further evidence of the strong commitment to academic medicine in south western Sydney and as always the School thanks conjoints and academics for their ongoing support.