Telethon doc­tor wins top award

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

TELETHON Kids In­sti­tute re­searcher and St James res­i­dent Han­nah Moore has been named Wood­side Early Ca­reer Sci­en­tist of the Year at the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Dr Moore is a Se­nior Re­search Fel­low at the Wes­farm­ers Cen­tre of Vac­cines and In­fec­tious Dis­eases at the in­sti­tute, where she is in­ves­ti­gat­ing how to pre­vent and re­duce se­ri­ous res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tions in chil­dren.

Her pri­mary fo­cus is res­pi­ra­tory syn­cy­tial virus which is the most com­mon in­fec­tion for young chil­dren ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal.

She was named Wood­side Early Ca­reer Sci­en­tist of the Year for de­vel­op­ing the first model for how the dis- ease de­vel­ops and spreads. She said she was hon­oured to re­ceive the award.

“It was un­ex­pected and I look for­ward to us­ing the award to pro- mote child health re­search, in­fec­tious dis­ease re­search in chil­dren and the im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion women and mums make to science,” she said.

Dr Han­nah Moore, a re­searcher for the Telethon Kids In­sti­tute, has won the Wood­side Early Ca­reer Sci­en­tist of the Year award.

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