Recent News, events and announcements - relating to both the Department and individual Staff.
Prof Ian Gibbins and Assoc Prof Judy Morris played hosts (for the final time!) to the Department's Annual Christmas Lunch. This much loved tradition will end this year, with Ian's retirement pending in March 2014. The hosts, undeterred by the 40+ degree heat, served up an extensive menu of home cooked delicacies ( Menu_XmasLunch_13 (PDF 32KB) ). The event was considered a huge success and a wonderful celebration of the year. As with all good 'ends of an era', the event was captured for prosperity!
The event also provided an opportunity for Yvette DeGraaf and Pat Vilimas to formally announce the renaming of the Flinders Microscopy area to the Ian Gibbins Microscopy Suite! A well deserved accolade for Ian's decades of dedication to managing this common service facility. One of Ian's poems has been framed and will hang on the facility's feature wall, for users to enjoy.
Prof Paul Worley, Dean of the School of Medicine, with the framed poem by Ian Gibbins
which will be displayed in the newly renamed Ian Gibbins Microscopy Suite.
The department farewelled long-time Staff Member, Dr Christine Lunam, who died on Thursday 20th June, after a courageous battle with cancer. Chris will be remembered for her commitment to animal ethics, her enthusiasm for teaching and her good humour. Her contributions will be missed but not forgotten. The funeral was held on Monday 24th June and was well attended by Colleagues from Anatomy and the School of Medicine.
Our very own Assoc Prof Rainer Haberberger, showed his generous side (and inner punk) at the Uni's "World's Greatest Shave", helping to raise over $2,500 for this worthy cause!
Our Head of Department, Prof Ian Gibbins, celebrated 20 years as our HoD on 1st March 2013. As a well known, much loved, and very-long term staff member, it was no surprise when over 70 people from across the School of Medicine joined us to celebrate this impressive milestone at a special morning tea hosted by the department.
Dr Chris Barry and Yvette DeGraaf were featured in a Channel 7 News Story on "High tech tools to treat pain". The story can be viewed online via Yahoo: http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/sa/watch/20f71e0c-2187-3353-97d7-cd118e1fa12a/high-tech-tools-to-treat-pain/