International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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In honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday 11th February, we’re celebrating the success of Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson and Sepsis Australia, Program Head Associate Professor Naomi Hammond.

Dr Amy Freeman-Sanderson (from University of Technology Sydney) was recently awarded the 2024 Australian Critical Care Excellence in Research Award, from Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, for the article ‘Communication functions of adult patients admitted to intensive care: A multicentre, binational point prevalence study.’ People who experience sepsis are often admitted to the ICU and Amy’s study looked at the profound impact on communication for patients during their stay in the ICU. Read more about Amy’s article here.

In November last year, A/Prof Naomi Hammond was named in The Australian’s 2024 Research magazine as the nation’s leading researcher in the field of critical care. Naomi’s research collaborations into the use of intravenous fluids for critically ill patients has transformed how medical staff use fluids for resuscitation and the types of fluids that are used. Read more about Naomi’s work here.

We’re so very grateful to have remarkable women like Amy and Naomi working to improve the outcomes for people who are admitted to the ICU.