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Wyvern Dr. Richard Pestell

Congratulations to Wyvern, Dr Richard Pestell (1987) and past Tutor in Medicine and Surgery who has been awarded the Eric Susman Prize for 2015.
The Eric Susman Prize was established by a bequest of Eric Leo Susman, a Foundation Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  The Prize is awarded annually to a Fellow of the College for the best contribution to knowledge of any branch of internal medicine.
The Prize was awarded to Dr. Pestell for work published over the last two years in the field of critical care medicine research and clinical care.  Dr. Pestell’s contribution included 39 peer-reviewed papers, contributing to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing hormone responsive cancer.
The Eric Susman Prize will be formally awarded to Dr. Pestell in Adelaide at a special ceremony at the College on 15 May 2016.
Dr. Pestell is currently an oncologist and professor at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as the Center’s director from December 2005 – January 2015.

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