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2018 CERA Scientific Exchange

Over 100 guests including staff, students, stakeholders and donors attended our 8th Scientific Exchange and Awards on 16 May 2018.

Highlights included:

  • Dr Jessica Tang presented her 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winning speech.
  • CERA Community Engagement Officer Steve Hurd interviewed Professor Jonathan Crowston about his ten years at the helm of CERA and his plans for the future. The 2018 Scientific Exchange marked Professor Crowston’s final public event as Managing Director of CERA.
  • Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez received the inaugural Hitesh Peshavariya Award, in memory of our colleague Hitesh Peshavariya. This award acknowledges an early career researcher or student who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to research.
Dr Xavier Hadoux presents his work to guests

Dr Xavier Hadoux presents his work to guests

Fundraising Coordinator Elaine Levine in conversation with CERA supporters Margaret and David Knight

Fundraising Coordinator Elaine Levine in conversation with CERA supporters Margaret and David Knight

Steve Hurd interviewing Jonathan Crowston

CERA Community Engagement Officer Steve Hurd interviewing Prof Jonathan Crowston

Members of the LEAD (Laser intervention in Early AMD) team received the CERA Agility Award for excellence in research.

Dr Srujanna Sahebjada discusses her research with guests

Dr Srujanna Sahebjada discusses her research with guests

 

Dr Flora Hui discusses her research with a guest

Dr Flora Hui discusses her research with a guest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Service Recognition

Service milestones were recognised at the event and we celebrated staff who achieved 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of service.

10 Years
Susan Griffin, Executive Assistant and Research Administrator

Lauren Hodgson, Senior Research Coordinator

A/Prof Chi Luu, Deputy Head of Macular Research

Adrienne Mackey, Transplant Coordinator

Valma Scaf, Executive Assistant

Sandra Staffieri, PhD candidate and Clinical and Research Orthoptist

A/Prof Ian Trounce, Principal Investigator, Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration Research

 


CERA Awards

The CERA Awards align with CERA’s values of Unity, Agility, Integrity, and Making a Difference. The awards showcase CERA staff and students who epitomise the CERA values and support the CERA culture.

CERA Board member, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO, presented the awards.

Recognising outstanding achievements and contribution from staff and students in 2017/2018, the award winners in each category were:

 

CERA Unity Award
This award may be given to a person or team that contributes to making CERA a vibrant, enjoyable and high performing workplace of choice.

 

 
Maria Christofi, Research Support

 

CERA Agility Award
This award recognises a CERA researcher, or research team, who has demonstrated innovation and creativity in the pursuit of research goals.
LEAD team: Chi D. Luu, Zhichao Wu, Myra McGuinness, Kate H. Brassington, Lauren AB. Hodgson, Nicole Tindill, Khin Zaw Aung, Elizabeth K. Baglin, Pyrawy Sharangan, Emily Caruso, Alex C. Harper, Sanj Wickremasinghe, Lyndell L. Lim, Peter van Wijngaarden, Liubov D. Robman, Amy C. Cohn, Galina A. Makeyeva, Rose Tan, Susan Griffin, Sukpal Sandhu, Thanh Nguyen, Salmaan Qureshi, Maria Kolic

 

CERA Integrity Award
This award recognises outstanding contributions by staff or students to ensure CERA’s research, training or ways of working, support research integrity and enhance our reputation as a world-class research institute.
Marios Constantinou, Clinical Trials Research Centre

 

CERA Making a Difference Award
This award recognises an achievement in community engagement or education for patients, improvements in patient outcomes/care or the creation of a collaborative project that has made a community impact.
Tanya Pejnovic, Human Resources

 

CERA Award
For a person who epitomizes all that is great about working at CERA. This includes initiatives or demonstrated behaviours that have a significant positive impact on people at CERA and our culture and sustainability.
Jacinta Mackey, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

 

Thank you to SmartSalary for sponsoring two of the awards.


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