Uni of Adelaide reproductive expert among NHMRC Fellowship winners

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Uni of Adelaide reproductive expert among NHMRC Fellowship winners

The University of Adelaide’s Professor Ben Mol was awarded the Highest Ranked Practitioner Fellowship in the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards.

The Awards, which were presented last night in Canberra, recognise the Australians behind new research to combat serious diseases and improve the health of the community.

Professor Mol, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, is a leading obstetrics and gynaecology researcher, and his work focuses on translating research findings into high-quality care for women and children.

“It is a great honour to receive this Fellowship from the NHMRC,” says Professor Mol. “Translating clinical trial findings into guidelines and everyday care for women and children is a privilege.

“I believe that all medical interventions must have a strong rationale. We must know the balance between the benefits and harms of an intervention before we apply them.

“My goal is to build a collaborative approach to research worldwide. By collaborating, research questions are answered sooner, interventions are appropriately evaluated, and ultimately the healthcare we provide women and their children will be improved,” he says. “I am very grateful to the excellent people I work with in Adelaide as well as Australia, New Zealand and Asia.”

Professor Julie Owens, University of Adelaide Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Strategy), says Professor Mol is making great contributions in the area of reproductive health, nationally and globally, and this Fellowship is a testament to his endeavours.

“Professor Mol is passionate about helping to ensure we can provide women with the highest quality care throughout their reproductive journey,” says Professor Owens.

“NHMRC Research Excellence Awards are highly coveted and Professor Mol is a worthy recipient of this Fellowship,” she says.

Professor Mol has co-authored more than 700 peer-reviewed publications, published with 1500 co-authors from some 30 countries and six continents, and supervised more than 80 doctorates. He has made significant contributions to the effectiveness and safety of fertility treatment, management of pregnancy and gynaecologic interventions.

More information about the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/


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