Norman A. Beischer PhD Prize

Congratulations to Dr Teresa MacDonald on receiving the 2019 Norman A. Beischer PhD Prize!

The Norman A. Beischer PhD Prize is presented annually to those successfully awarded a PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mercy Hospital for Women at the recommendation of the Director of Perinatal Medicine.

Dr MacDonald successfully completed her PhD in 2019 with the thesis titled “Improving the detection of risk factors for stillbirth” under the supervision of Prof Sue Walker, Prof Stephen Tong and A/Prof Lisa Hui.

The value of the prize is $5,000 and will be used to support Dr MacDonald’s travel to present findings from her PhD at a suitable national/international conference.

We wish Dr MacDonald the best of luck in her research endeavours and are very excited to see the outcomes of her future research.

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