Sophie Lewis Fellowship awarded to RPH’s Dr Chris Armstrong

February 8, 2017

Emergency and Education Registrar Dr Chris Armstrong has been awarded the 2016 Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Sophie Lewis Fellowship in Acute Cardiovascular Emergencies.

Working in conjunction with the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine Research Fellow Dr Erika Bosio PhD, Dr Armstrong was awarded $60 000 to pursue a program of research into acute cardiovascular emergencies for their project titled Does the early miRNA profile of cardiac arrest have prognostic potential?

Dr Armstrong said he felt privileged to win the award and funding would be used to investigate patients suffering from cardiac arrest.

“Not only does this funding have the potential to improve patient care and outcomes, it also enables me to continue to conduct research in an exciting and emerging field of medicine,” he said.

“If the findings are positive, they may help guide therapy and prognosis in the future.

“This also adds to RPH’s already high profile of research and innovation in medicine.”

The Sophie Lewis Fellowship was created to fund research into cardiovascular emergencies. The fellowship is in memorial to Sophie Lewis who suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at work.

Dr Armstrong will be presented the fellowship during the college ceremony held in November at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.