Cystic fibrosis team honoured
SUBIACO-based researcher Professor Stephen Stick was honoured recently at the inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Australia Governor-General’s Patron’s Awards in Sydney.
Cystic Fibrosis WA recognised his achievement at the not-for-profit organisation’s 40th anniversary on Friday.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia patron General Sir Peter Cosgrove hosted the awards in Sydney, where Associate Professor Sarath Ranganathan received the Inaugural Research Award on behalf of Professor Stick and the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF) based at the Telethon Kids Institute in Subiaco.
Professor Stick leads an international team of cystic fibrosis researchers that has pioneered early surveillance and intervention in paediatric research.
His team is on track to reduce structural lung damage in children under five by 50 per cent within five years and add 20 years to life expectancy.
The awards honoured several people around Australia, including Denny Flemming of Tasmania for community fundraising, Judith Morton of South Australia with the CF Centre Star Award and Kate Daly of the ACT, and the late Carly Staite of Queensland, who received the Inspiration Award.
Associate Professor Sarath Ranganathan accepts the award from Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove on behalf of Professor Stephen Stick and his team.