2021 Research Awards
We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2021 DGP Research Awards:
Category 1: Excellent contribution to research by a General Practitioner
Winner: Dr Terry Ahern, Moreland General Practice
This award was given to Dr Ahern in recognition of his unmatched interest and enthusiasm for the MiND research study, led by Dhama Eratne and in collaboration with Cath Kaylor-Hughes and Amy Coe. This award highlights Terry’s strong understanding of the research, friendly manner, excellent communication skills and willingness to contribute helpful suggestions.
Category 2: Excellent contribution to research by a Practice Manager
Winner: Gerry Formica, Moreland General Practice
This award was given to Ms Formica in recognition of her flawless implementation of the MiND research study, led by Dhama Eratne and in collaboration with Cath Kaylor-Hughes and Amy Coe. This award highlights Gerry’s superior administrative skills in scheduling and facilitating meetings as well as her hospitality skills by providing a warm and welcoming environment for the research assistants and team members.
The MiND Research Study would like to thank all the staff at Moreland General Practice. The level of enthusiasm and engagement from the entire team was outstanding from start to finish and made working on the project a joy.
Category 3: Excellent Contribution to research by a General Practice
Winner: Camberwell Road Medical Centre
This award was given to the Camberwell Road Medical Centre for their phenomenal support of the ACCT Healthy Hearts Study. The time dedicated to learning about the topic and subsequent effort put into promoting and delivering the study was a key contributing factor to its success. The research team was inspired by the dedication, enthusiasm of all staff at Camberwell Road Medical Centre as well as their understanding of the importance of evidence-based research to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
Category 4: Excellent Contribution to research by a Practice Nurse
Winner: Tamara Lowry-Cisar & Danielle Trezise, UFS Medical
This award was given to Ms Tamara Lowry-Cisar and Ms Danielle Trezise for their remarkable support in the implementation and intervention of the SMARTscreen trial. Danni instigated the recruitment of the general practice to the trial and organised for GPs to learn about the study and consent to participate. Danni created the opportunity for Tamara to learn about research in general practice and to increase her computer skills. Both are passionate about bowel cancer prevention and got behind the trial, accommodating data collection and sending patients SMS. The research team admired their friendly attitudes and great communication, even when under enormous work pressures in the practice.
The research team always knew the study was in good hands and commend them both for doing such a brilliant job!