Research week 2015




Research grand rounds: The Great Debate 2015

 

The first annual Research Grand Rounds Great Debate was held on the 19 August, 2015, where two teams of Epworth researchers battle it out over the question: Is research bad for your health?

 

The Great Debate featured Professor Richard de Steiger, A/Professor Genie Pedagogos and legal brain Tess Lye on the affirmative team, putting a great case forward as to why research is bad for your health.

 

The negative team, proposing research is good for you, consisting of Professor Richard Gerraty, Professor Mari Botti and Professor John Olver, countered with an equally amusing and entertaining argument.

 

From the antique speaker’s chair, Professor John Catford sought the vote from a packed audience via the loudness of their cheering and applause, then declared the negative team— ​promoting the goodness of research —as clear winners.

 

Professor Richard Gerraty, Professor Mari Botti and Professor John Olver were then presented with the coveted Epworth Research Grand Rounds Great Debate Trophy to be displayed with pride in the Smorgon Institute for Education and Research at Epworth.

 
 


L to R: Professor Richard Gerraty, Professor John Olver and Professor Mari Botti, the winners of the 2015 Research Grand Rounds Great Debate.

 

 

Epworth Re​s​earch Week 2015

 

The 2015 Epworth Research week ran from 15–19 of June and included many exciting events and activities as listed in the program.

 

A highlight of the week was the Epworth Research Institute dinner typically held on the Thursday night. This year’s guest speaker Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FRS, FAA Professor Emeritus, The University of Melbourne, provided an interesting and entertaining review of the importance of clinical research such as that being conducted at Epworth.

 

The ERI grants were also announced at the Research Week dinner,  a total of 7 major grants, named in honour of eminent senior clinical colleagues who have made major contributions to the success of Epworth, and 7 small grants being awarded to researchers from a number of disciplines totalling over $400,000 of funding to support research projects at Epworth HealthCare.

 


Alan Kinkade, Group Chief Executive, Epworth HealthCare (left) with Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FRS, FAA Professor Emeritus, The University of Melbourne.

 

Epworth Researc​​h Week photos 2015

 

In 2015, Epworth Research Week was held from 15 -19 June. View a slideshow of images from the event.


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