Winner of the inaugural Dr Leon Carp Award announced

Following a generous donation to the Department of General Practice in honour of Dr Leon Carp who graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1958, an Award in his name has been established to encourage general practitioners to undertake research to advance innovation in primary care practice and policy.

The Department is pleased to announce Dr Megan Arlett as the inaugural award winner. Congratulations, Megan.

Megan’s research will sit within the Children and Young People’s Health research theme and will focus on the Doctors in Secondary Schools program. Megan will be conducting her research from her base in Townsville, North Queensland and will be supervised by Profs Lena Sanci and Meredith Temple-Smith as she undertakes the project.

In her application for the Award, Megan stated “Due to the expanding scope of my practice, I am interested in finding new ways to serve my community of patients to the best of my ability. I have not yet had the opportunity to work on any research projects, but I feel that I could contribute to the body of knowledge in general practice care.”

We look forward to welcoming Megan to the Department.