Professor Mark Brown awarded top honour at international congress

Professor Mark Brown, Medical Director, St George Hospital, received the Chesley Award at the 2018 Congress of the International Society of Hypertension in Pregnancy held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 6 to 9 October, 2018.

The Chesley Award is given to a member of the society in recognition of their sustained and substantial contribution to research in preeclampsia – not only for their individual work, but also for encouraging the work of others. 

Ms Leisa Rathborne, General Manager, St George Hospital, said the award is very prestigious.

"There have only been 17 previous recipients of the Chesley Award – and Professor Brown is just the second Australian to accept the accolade.

"What is particularly inspiring about this award is that it acknowledges the support Professor Brown has provided to his colleagues to excel in this area of research.

"We are fortunate to have Professor Brown as a dedicated member of staff here at St George Hospital, and I encourage everyone to join me in congratulating him on being recognised at an international level for his contribution to medicine,” Ms Rathborne said. 

Each year, the Chesley Award winner is presented with $1,000 and the Chesley Plaque. The announcement and presentation are made at the opening ceremony of the congress by the society president.

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