Department of General Practice 12th Annual Awards Night

The Department of General Practice Annual Awards Night was held virtually this year on Tuesday 20th October.

Facilitated by GP and radio personality Dr Nick Carr, the webinar commenced with a keynote on primary care reform from Professor Michael Kidd, who is the Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National University, as well as being Deputy Chief Medical Officer/Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health. Special guests, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Dr Leanne Beagley (CEO, Mental Health Australia) and Dr Caroline Johnson participated in a Q & A chat responding to audience questions on practice, systems, research and education changes required to facilitate primary care reform.

We also acknowledged the outstanding achievements of our 2019 student, teaching and research award winners, along with the recent Doctor and Master of Philosophy student completions. Read more about the valuable contribution of our award winners, students and DGP teams in the DGP awards night brochure

Student award winners

  • MCCC GP Rural Talent Development Award – Mr Sachin Phakey
  • 2019 Eastern Victoria GP Training Prize – Mr Neeraj Limaye
  • 2019 RACGP Victoria Prize – Mr Roshan Karri
  • 2019 Therapeutic Guidelines Award – Ms Jenni-Marie Ratten
  • 2019 Graduate Primary Care Nursing Student Award – Ms Tracy Burleigh

Teaching and Research award winners

  • Excellence as a Teaching Practice in the GP Term – Neal Street Medical Clinic
  • Outstanding GP Term Teacher – A/Prof Malcolm Clark, Medical Director IPN Medical Centres, Victoria
  • Excellent Contribution to research by Practice Manager – Ms Donna Mannix, Guardian Medical Highpoint and Flemington Showgrounds
  • Excellent Contribution to research by Practice Nurse – Ms Jane Rinaldi, Shepparton Medical Centre
  • Excellent Contribution to Research by a General Practitioner - Dr Meredith Lewis, Parkville Precinct Medical
  • Excellent Contribution to Research by a General Practice - Altona North Medical Group

Doctor and Master of Philosophy Graduates 2019 & 2020

  • Nicole Iturrieta-Guaita PhD
  • Marianne Webb PhD
  • Jason Chiang PhD
  • Lily Claringbold MPhil
  • Christine Hallinan PhD
  • Robert Henning PhD
  • Deepthi Iyer PhD
  • Jonathan Kaufman PhD
  • Elizabeth McLindon PhD
  • Kaleswari Somasundaram MPhil