Fulbright Future Scholarship

Pictured: Professor Alicia Dennis

Congratulations to Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Honorary Professor Alicia Dennis who was awarded a 2023 Australian Fulbright Future Scholarship, funded by the Kinghorn Foundation.

Professor Alicia Dennis is an obstetric anaesthesiologist and the first Director of Anaesthesia Research at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville. As a clinician researcher, and following on from her PhD work using heart ultrasound in the high blood pressure condition of preeclampsia in pregnant people, she leads a unique program of obstetric cardiac research in people with preeclampsia. Alicia has academic appointments at The University of Melbourne and Deakin University, and has held an NHMRC Fellowship in obstetric perioperative medicine. She has been awarded the President’s Medal from the Australian Society of Anaesthetists for extraordinary service to the Society.

Professor Dennis will use her Fulbright Future Scholarship to undertake The Hopeful Hearts Project at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. This project will create a collaborative platform to advance understanding of the mechanisms of high blood pressure (using heart ultrasound) in people with preeclampsia.

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Professor Alicia Dennis