Ingham Institute awards honour top researchers

FOUR researchers from South West Sydney who have made significant medical insights had their efforts recognised.

The Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research recently held an awards night to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of researchers.

Doctor Ajesh George received the Early Career Researcher award.

The award highlighted Dr George's efforts in establishing Australia's first midwifery-initiated oral health program.

The program aims to promote maternal oral health and improve the quality of life of at-risk pregnant women and infants.

A Public oral health agency in Victoria has incorporated the program and it has been endorsed by NSW Health.

Professor Derrick Silove received the Distinguished Researcher award for his research on refugees and post-conflict mental health.

Doctor Slade Jensen received the Excellence in Teaching award and Braeside Hospital's Mark Buhagiar received the Three Minute Thesis Competition Award.

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