Monash Research Fellow awarded for oncology publication

Lauren Hanna

Lauren Hanna

Research Fellow Dr Lauren Hanna, from the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food, has been awarded for her publication on the association between skeletal muscle mass and quality of life for adults with cancer.

The systematic review and meta-analysis was selected for the FMNHS Early Career Researcher Publication Prize 2023 (EPP 2023), known as the prestigious Jenny Keating Prize for Nursing and Allied Health.

Professor James Whisstock, a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, will present the award on Wednesday 1 November at the 2023 ECR Symposium.

Located at the Victorian Heart Hospital, the event is a chance for Early Career Researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences to share their research and hear from experienced experts.

Dr Hanna will receive $1000, and a certificate signed by the Deputy Dean of Research to celebrate her accomplishment.

The paper was a collaboration of Victorian researchers and examined a total of 14 studies, involving 2776 participants.

Researchers found that a low muscle mass may be associated with lower global and physical functioning of health-related quality of life, in adults with cancer.

However, the publication calls for further longitudinal studies in this area so that clearer causal explanations can be made.

Dr Hanna’s name will be published as an award-winner in the Faculty Research Office at Monash and her publication details will be outlined in the ECR Information Gateway.

Congratulations to Dr Hanna for this well-deserved recognition of her contributions to medical research.

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