South Western Sydney Clinical School

Denise Lonergan Teaching Prize and Other Awards

Last Thursday evening the School honoured a number of our staff for their contribution to the academic life of the hospitals in south western Sydney.

The 2015 Denise Lonergan Teaching Prize was awarded to Dr Triet Bui. The School also took the opportunity to thank Triet for many years of service to teaching within Aged Care and also in coordination of the teaching program at Bankstown in the role of Clinical Warden.

A number of other awards were presented at the End of Year Dinner held in the CBD. These included Outstanding Achievement Awards to Ms Amanda Larkin and Professor Michael Barton in recognition of their contribution to the development of academic medicine in south western Sydney; along with Clinical Associate Dean's Awards to: Dr Jude Ng, Dr Navin Niles, Dr David Massasso and Dr Hari Nandokaban along with students Dushyant Iyer, Isaac Lui, and Shadi El-Wahsh; and the Skills and Simulation Prize to Ms Tina Holmes.

The recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Research Award with Professor Derrick Silove who was recognised for his contribution to research into refugee and post-conflict mental health in the region. To date, Derrick has published more than 400 publications and has a h-Index of 57 and more than $30m in competitive funding.

The School also awarded a number of Tutor of the Year prizes based on nominations made by students across the Medicine program. The recipients were:

Fairfield: Dr Timothy West
Bankstown: Dr Amanda Khor and A/Professor Matthew Morgan
Liverpool: Dr James Toh and Dr Danny Finnuci

These awards are testament to the hard work of the individual recipients and to the commitment of our clinical teachers in south western Sydney. On behalf of the School I would like to thank you for having contributed to these excellent results and once again congratulate the recipients on their awards.

Date Published
Monday, 16 November 2015
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