St. George Institute of Neurosciences Gift Sponsors Student Research

Completing a research project and its associated manuscript are graduation requirements for OUM students. Those students who have been chosen to present their projects at the University’s May Student Conference in Brisbane, hoping to receive the school’s first annual research prize, now have an added incentive to refine those presentation skills.

St. George Institute for Neurosciences (SGIN), represented by Ali Ghahreman, MBChB, BHB, FRACS, is supporting the University’s student research program by awarding OUM a $1,000 gift “for a hard-working and dedicated student,” says Professor Ghahreman. OUM has named the sponsorship the “SGIN Student Research Award.”

SGIN is a center for neurological research with a focus on surgical treatment of spinal conditions, quality-of-life assessment following spine surgery, and neurologic recovery following the treatment of spinal conditions. It is based in New South Wales, Australia.

“Student researchers can be understandably nervous at the onset of their projects. Generous gifts such as this year’s SGIN Student Research Award can serve as the encouragement young medical practitioners need to continue nurturing their scientific curiosity, throughout their careers. The University offers its heartfelt appreciation to Professor Ghahreman and the Institute for recognizing the value of supporting student research,” says Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz, OAM RFD MBBS FRACS, OUM Vice Chancellor.

OUM’s Annual Student Research Conference, to be held 6-8 May 2022, will be attended by students from throughout Australia and the South Pacific. In addition to having the opportunity to network with the University’s faculty, staff, and leadership, meeting their fellow classmates in person is invaluable for students completing OUM’s distance learning curriculum. Attendees will also gain advice on licensing exams, compete for the Research Award, and attend the University’s first Graduation Ceremony since the onset of the pandemic.

(April 2022)