Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Talented young SA scientist, Dr Wendy Parker has been awarded this year’s SA Women of the Year scholarship for her ground-breaking research of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia who develop resistance to normal cancer treatments.

Wendy’s work has significantly changed clinical practice, not only in Australia but has resulted in substantial interest internationally.

President of the SA Chapter of the Australian Women of the Year Association (AWOY) Councillor Carol Martin said ‘We are delighted to be able to award our 2013 scholarship to Dr Parker.

She is a most worthy recipient of this award which we offer annually to talented young scientists whose research is significantly improving the lives of cancer patients and giving them hope for the future.’

Wendy will be presented with her award by Sara Lynch, President of AWOY at a lunch to be held at the Naval and Military Club on Friday 21 June 2013 at 12 noon.

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SA Chapter of the Australian Women of the Year Association

The Australian Women of the year Association is proud of the fact that it is one of the oldest organizations in Australia celebrating women’s achievements across the nation. 

The main objective of our association is to celebrate the achievements of all Australian women regardless of race, religion or politics.  To this end we hold a luncheon in a different capital city each year in rotation.  The Patron  of the Association is Her Excellency, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Ms. Quentin Bryce,AC. 

AWOYA explores women’s issues, celebrates women’s accomplishments and works to ensure that women have opportunities to function as equal participants in the economy, in politics and government, in social development and in all other facets of life.  

The SA Chapter of the Australian Women of the Year Association (AWOY) started as an offshoot to AWOY around 2000 in response to elderly SA members finding it too difficult to attend meetings and events interstate. As it evolved it then officially joined AWOY as the SA chapter. It holds its own lunch each year dedicated to celebrating SA Women and their achievements.

Carol Martin, President of SAWOYA
P: 0417 828 195
W: awoya.org.au/


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