19 December 2016[caption id="attachment_3940" align="alignright" width="300"] Professor Soyer (left) with Todd Sampson[/caption] Congratulations to the Skin and Skin Cancers Theme and the Immunity, Inflammation and Infection Theme on their success at the UQ Faculty of Medicine Awards. Professor Peter Soyer, Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani and Professor Ranjeny Thomas were all honoured with awards of excellence at the 2016 UQ Faculty of Medicine Excellence Awards. Professor Soyer, Brisbane Diamantina Health Partner’s Skin and Skin Cancer Theme leader said that winning this award was very special and would further motivate him to pursue the multidisciplinary translational research program in dermatology with the ultimate goal to improve outcomes in skin health. All three award winners are researchers at The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Khosrotehrani is part of the Skin and Skin Cancers leadership team while Professor Thomas is a leader in the Immunity, Inflammation and Infection Theme. [caption id="attachment_3941" align="alignleft" width="300"] Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani (left) with Todd Sampson[/caption] Academic and professional staff came together to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues but were also treated to a guest presentation from documentarian and TV personality Todd Sampson. Sampson inspired the 400 guests with his presentation Brain Power which discussed brain plasticity, embracing the challenge of ageing and overcoming fear. Acting Executive Dean and BDHP Board member, Professor Robyn Ward described nominees and all Faculty members as shining lights in medical research and education in Australia. She thanked them for their continued efforts in refusing to accept the status quo and continued striving for academic and professional excellence.
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