Recent News, events and announcements - relating to both the Department and individual Staff.
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/
Prof Ian Gibbins and Assoc Prof Judy Morris played gracious hosts to the Department's Annual Christmas Lunch this year. Ian and Judy spoiled the staff with a extensive menu in festive surroundings and we Thank them sincerely!
The department farewelled Corey Lloyd and Dr Jen Clarke from its ranks. Corey is leavng the University to pursue other interests and Dr Clarke has taken up a position with the Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. We wish them both well with their new endeavours!
Congratulations to Prof Ian Gibbins on receiving rave reviews for his recently published book of poetry "urban biology". Examples include a review by Magdalena Ball from gather.com: http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981312379 and a feature in Flinders InDaily (page 12) http://flindersindaily.flinders.edu.au/?iid=63376&sr=0&startpage=12#folio=12
Congratulations to Prof Ian Gibbins on having his book "urban biology" published by Wakefield Press! A series of events are scheduled to celebrate the release:
Adelaide Festival of Arts Writers' Week
Saturday 3rd March, 5pm, East Stage, Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, Adelaide
Friendly Street Poets Launch Party
Friday 23rd March, 6pm, Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide
Flinders Medical Centre 'Arts in Health' Launch & Performance
Wednesday 28th March, 12:30pm, Flinders Medical Centre Courtyard, Bedford Park, Adelaide
Ian at the Adelaide Festival of Arts Writers' Week (3rd March)
Congratulations to Yvette DeGraaf on being awarded the position of First Aid Coordinator for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences!