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Lumen Summer 2014 Issue
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Building pathways to good health

Students graduating with a qualification from the University of Adelaide's health and medical disciplines embark on a vast array of pathways across the health sector.

In this issue we take a look at the achievements of five Medicine and Health Sciences graduates who have found success in distinctly different fields.

Lucky Giirre has combined her studies in Health Sciences with a Law degree to pursue work in reducing social isolation faced by Muslim and refugee communities in South Australia.

Nola Pearce took her experience as a critical care nurse to the world of trauma simulation training where she provides realistic injury make-up for emergency and combat scenarios.

Elizabeth Harford-Wright turned a Health Sciences degree into PhD research with ground-breaking results--a discovery that will improve the quality of life for brain�tumour patients.

Tom Smith, an Oxford-based aerospace medical specialist, has undertaken research in the world's highest town to look at the impact of low oxygen levels on the heart and lungs.

And Kate Gunn has developed a cancer support website to help people in rural areas affected by the disease. She works closely with cancer patients and their families in her role as a psychologist.

This varied group of outstanding alumni demonstrates a commitment to new knowledge that is having a direct impact on the lives of many.

 

 

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