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The Hunter’s top medical minds have been honoured at HMRI’s night of nights.

Long-serving public health leader, Professor Julie Byles, has taken out the top gong – the Award for Research Excellence.

It recognises her pioneering work for an ageing global population.

Professor Byles, a world-renowned and respected expert in gerontology and geriatrics, serves as Director of the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing and co-directs the HMRI Public Health research program.

She was also instrumental in establishing the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health in 1995 and continues to lead it.

“Professor Byles’ research exemplifies both excellence and long-term commitment. She is a highly productive, passionate, generous and inspiring leader,” HMRI Director Professor Michael Nilsson said.

Prof. Julie Byles (SOURCE: HMRI Twitter)
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