Awards and achievements

Dr Jacqueline Heath

Dr Heath (BSc (Hons) 2010, PhD 2016), an Early Career Research Fellow with the Oral Health CRC at the Melbourne Dental School, received the ‘Best Poster Award’ at the Development of Tissue- and Pathogen-specific Cellular Innate Immunity International Symposium in Freiburg, Germany (27-29 September). Dr Heath won for her poster, titled ‘IL-36ɣ stimulates a pro-inflammatory response by macrophages and oral epithelial cells’.

Sally Huynh

Ms Huynh, a fourth-year Doctor of Dental Surgery student, travelled to Sydney with fellow students to represent the University of Melbourne at the Australian Financial Review’s third annual Higher Education Awards Ceremony in August. The awards recognise innovation and achievement in Australia’s higher education sector.

The University was nominated in the ‘Community Engagement’ category for the Teddy Bear Hospital, our largest community engagement project involving nearly 2000 volunteer students per year. The Teddy Bear Hospital teaches student practitioners to relate to kids, and helps children understand and become interested in health.