World War II nurse is honoured

Earlier this month the Australian College of Nursing held its annual Gertrude Berger Oration with MCHRI well represented. Professor Helena Teede delivered the Oration for the symposium and Dr Tracey Robinson  participated in a panel discussion that addressed the role of nurses in translational research.

Speakers at the event, L to R: Associate Professor Jenny Newton, Professor Helena Teede, Professor Philip Darbyshire and Dr Judy Lowthian.

About Gertrude Berger:
Gertrude Berger was born in germany in 1913 where she trained as a nurse. She left Germany with her family in 1939 and eventually ended up in Melbourne where the family were interned as enemy aliens (even though Jewish). After the war she became involved in nurse education at Prince Henry and the College of Nursing. She was one of nurse leaders and every year we hold a symposium in her honour.