Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award

The RNSH Surgical Education Research & Training (SERT) Institute is proud to open applications for the inaugural Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award, in recognition of the contribution Dr Ray Hollings has made to surgery across the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Dr Hollings was a General Surgeon at RNSH for over 60 years and was …

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Kolling Media Training

Join into the upcoming Zoom presentation to hear Professor Jim Elliottt and A/Professor
Tom Buckley share their first‐hand experiences
profiling their research through the media, while
Vivienne Reiner will discuss how to secure media
coverage. The session is on December 2 at 2pm-3pm.

Journal Club – “Early Oral Protein-Containing Diets Following Elective Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery”

Although fast track protocols for elective lower gastrointestinal tract surgery commonly include an early feeding component, the most recent meta-analyses looking at studies in this area have failed to show a conclusive improvement in patient outcomes (2). However, this and previous analyses have pooled the assessment of protein-containing and non-protein liquid diets. This recently published …

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Journal Club – “The Gift of Being a Surgeon”

For practising surgeons, burn out is a very real problem. The authors share strategies that they have used to avoid burnout and allow them to focus on the joyful experiences that a surgical career can offer (1).

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Women’s Health Research Translational Network Grants

The Australian Health Research Alliance’s, Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) is pleased to announce its inaugural Early and Mid-Career Researcher Funded Awards grant round comprising one-off 12-month financial support to facilitate career advancement and development in women in early and mid-career stages of their research careers.

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Sydney Vital Celebrating Women in Cancer Research: Ussha Pillai

Ussha Pillai is the Senior Tumour Bank Officer at the Kolling Institute Tumour Bank, where she leads the Tumour Bank team and manages its operations. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Sydney Vital has posted an interview with Ussha discussing her career and the valuable contribution the tumour bank has made to cancer research on this …

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