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WA Premier's Science Awards

Congratulations Professor Carol Bower and Ms Sharynne Hamilton

WA Science Hall of Fame

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Professor Carol Bower, from Telethon Kids Institute, was inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame for her lifelong contribution to child health and particularly her research on folate and neural tube defects. She was part of an international team that confirmed a link between maternal intake of folate and the prevention of neural tube defects such as spina bifida in babies. 

Professor Bower is currently the Co-Director of the FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence working in the area of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Read the full media release

Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year

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Ms Sharynne Hamilton (The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute) won the Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year. Her doctorate seeks to merge western neurodevelopmental science with the social determinants of Aboriginal health to provide a framework which promotes healing in WA communities.
(Photo courtesy of MCB Photographics and Cathy Fogliani)

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The 'GPaskthequestion' project aims to highlight the importance of asking all pregnant women irrespective of age, socio-economic status or ethnicity about their alcohol use.

Visit the 'GPaskthequestion' page and find more information and watch some short videos.

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This book was launched at the 2nd Australasian FASD conference

You can download a PDF version  or order a hard copy ($22 plus postage) by emailing Sue Thomas

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The FASD Hub has produced a series of short videos for health professionals and parents and carers. These videos can be accessed here. The latest video is Kath's story - caring for carers' mental health

Page last updated 15 August 2019