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Vikneswary Batumalai
When Translational Research Fellow (SWSLHD/Ingham), Vikneswary Batumalai (Vicky), was a young girl she watched her grandmother undergo radiation therapy and was in awe of the work of the radiation team. This awe turned to passion when she decided, not only to pursue a career in radiation therapy, but also to a life helping cancer patients.
Left to right: Dr. Vikneswary Batumalai, Dr. Vincent Ho, Dr. Pei Ding, Dr. Srinivasa P. Pothula and Prof Valsamma Eapen.
Three of five Ingham Research Excellence Awards have been awarded to CONCERT members earlier this month.
CONCERT Director, Scientia Professor Michael Barton OAM and CONCERT members, Dr Vikneswary Batumalai, Dr Tony Pang and Ms Natalie Stunnell have all received awards at this year’s UNSW SWS Precinct Research Awards.
Professor Afaf Girgis
In 1969, a nine year old Egyptian girl with not a word of English arrived on Australian soil. 51 years later, that little girl has become one of Australia’s leading researchers in cancer survivorship and psycho-oncology and is this month’s CONCERT member of the month.