The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, together with the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS), are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Robert Guerin Research Prize. Congratulations to Dr Jake Jervis-Bardy for your winning paper “Examining the Evidence for an Adult Healthy Middle Ear Microbiome” published in mSphere, the American Society for Microbiology open-access Journal.
This Prize recognises outstanding research undertaken by a surgical trainee in OHNS, and is named in honour of Robert Langley Guerin AM, Trustee of the Foundation (1995—1999) and past President of ASOHNS (1991—1993). A great contributor to the OHNS specialty, Dr Guerin was a dedicated teacher who promoted the specialty both locally and internationally, and was the convener for the inaugural surgical trainees meeting (now known as the Robert Guerin Meeting), held in Adelaide in 1990.
Trainees submit their best papers for assessment to ASOHNS for shortlisting, with the winner being chosen by the Foundation Board and announced at the annual Robert Guerin Meeting. The Prize offers a:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions postponing this year’s Robert Guerin Meeting, the Foundation has instead put together an online presentation to announce this year’s winner (see below).
More on the Research Prize, including past winners, can be found here.
Congratulations again to Jake for his well-deserved Prize!