Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Australian Mesothelioma researcher recognised with International prize

Here at Start Software, we have always been acutely aware of the damage that asbestos can cause.  We are proud of the positive impact that our asbestos software Alpha Tracker has had on the asbestos industry.  We support asbestos disease charities including Mesothelioma UK.

Alpha Tracker has a strong presence in Australia thanks to Judy and her team working out of our Adelaide (South Australia) office, so we were pleased to read this story this week:

An internationally recognised researcher from The University of Western Australia who has helped improve the lives of mesothelioma patients has been awarded the world’s most prestigious prize for mesothelioma research – just the second time in its near-20-year history that the award has been won by an Australian.

Professor Anna Nowak, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research) has won the Wagner Medal for her extraordinary contribution to research into mesothelioma. 

The prize honours pioneering South African research pathologist, John Christopher Wagner, whose 1960 paper in the British Journal of Industrial Medicine first linked asbestos with pleural mesothelioma, and recognised mesothelioma as a separate entity. 

Congratulations Professor Nowak.  You can watch a short YouTube video about her work here:

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