Professor McDonald is Director of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Austin Health, and was honorary CEO of IBAS between 2009 and 2015. Her research interests include chronic lung disease and its management, including pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy. In June 2018, Professor McDonald became a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to respiratory and sleep medicine as a clinician-researcher, administrator and mentor, and to professional medical organisations.
AM, FAHMS, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD, F Thor Soc, AO
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Congratulations to the following IBAS staff members who have been successful in obtaining research funding from the Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) for 2022.
Honouring a legacy: The prestigious 2021 Rob Pierce Grant in Aid is awarded to Dr Marnie Graco, a physiotherapist and implementation scientist from IBAS.
Dr Anna Ridgers, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and IBAS Associate Researcher, has been awarded best oral presentation at the TSANZ annual scientific meeting in the interventional pulmonology category.
DRSM and IBAS members were well-represented in the awards by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS).