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How did a fresh graduate become an independent project manager responsible for a whole team? LI Shenshen talks about how she has matured in her six years with the The George Institute and devoting herself to her academic research career.

Professor Simon Finfer of The George Institute received an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena earlier this month.

Professor Finfer was awarded the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding work as a clinician and researcher, said Professor Kondrad Reinhart, Director of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, who gave the Laudatory speech in honour of Professor Finfer.

Motivated by the chance to deliver better health outcomes for Indigenous populations, Sharon Ponniah joined The George Institute in 2012 as Program Manager for the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration.

Mary Anne Land joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2010. Not even 12 months after completing her Masters in Public Health in her hometown of Wollongong NSW, she now finds herself completing an internship at The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

Dr. Pallab K. Maulik joined The George Institute, India, as the Head of Research in early 2010. Dr Maulik, who was appointed Deputy Director of The George Institute, India, in early June, is motivated to develop research that can be translated into policy decisions relevant to India.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy.

Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy. Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

When Anushka accepted the position of Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute in 2001, she would have been completely unaware of the impact she was set to have at her new workplace. She commenced work on her PhD in the Institute’s cardiovascular division, focused on identifying the major cardiovascular risk factors in the Asia Pacific Region, work for which she received the University of Sydney’s Peter Bancroft Prize.

When Anushka accepted the position of Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute in 2001, she would have been completely unaware of the impact she was set to have at her new workplace. She commenced work on her PhD in the Institute’s cardiovascular division, focused on identifying the major cardiovascular risk factors in the Asia Pacific Region, work for which she received the University of Sydney’s Peter Bancroft Prize.

“I first came to Australia in December 2009 to commence my studies and work at The George Institute. I returned to Brazil in July 2010 to marry my lovely wife Marcia, who is also a researcher, and came back to Australia with me to also work at The George. Living in different countries for almost seven months made me realize that life is meaningless when you live far away from those that you love the most”. 

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