Blacktown doctor wins Kirby Institute prize

Clinical trials manager Pip Marks, Blacktown Hospital’s Dr Marianne Martinello and Associate Professor Gail Matthews.

Blacktown Hospital Dr Marianne Martinello, who is also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Kirby Institute’s viral hepatitis clinical research program, was awarded the Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize on Tuesday, 12 September 2017.

The Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize is an annual award given to the most significant first author paper by a Kirby Institute student, published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the area of infectious diseases.

Dr Martinello’s paper, ‘Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for 6 Weeks Is Not Effective Among People with Recent Hepatitis C Virus Infection: The DARE-C II Study’ assessed the efficacy of treatment over a six-week period in individuals with recent HCV infection, and was published in the Hepatology journal in 2016.

Great work Dr Marianne Martinello!

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