This month we congratulate Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine on winning the Women in Technology Biotech Rising Star Award and BUELI’s Paulo Vieira on his English Australia Award for Academic Leadership.
Dr Marshall-Gradisnik was presented with her award at the Women in Technology (Wit) Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 18 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the biotechnology industry.
Her research into developing early diagnostic markers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome impressed the judges of the prestigious award.
“This award recognised not only the research that I have done so far, but also the significant implications of that research further down the track to deliver better health outcomes for people suffering from chronic fatigue,” said Dr Marshall-Gradisnik.
“The commercialisation potential of the research was also part of the judging criteria and an area in which I believe my nomination stood out,” she said.
Dr Marshall-Gradisnik said it was exciting to be acknowledged by her peers for her work.
“Not only was this exciting on a personal level, but it is also wonderful news for Bond University.
“Bond is truly starting to emerge as a quality research institution. To be in the company of finalists of the calibre of the Mater Medical Research Institute and the University of Queensland and to win, shows that Bond University is doing all the right things with regards to research,” she said.
Well done also to Paulo Vieira, Director of Studies at the Bond University English Language Institute (BUELI) who was presented with the inaugural English Australia Award for Academic Leadership at the association’s annual conference dinner held on the Bond campus last Friday night.
Director of Bond College and BUELI, Mr Rowan Hinton congratulated Paulo on his achievement.
”This award recognises Paulo’s contribution to BUELI through his management of student support and staff development and his contribution to the industry through the development and enhancement of links with other institutions and organisations.
“His years of experience and contribution to the industry have been justly rewarded,” Mr Hinton said.