Ingham Institutes’ Grace Micali Finalist For 2015 NSW Women Of The Year Awards

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Grace Micali is a role model for women in science. Picture: Ian Svegovic

Grace Micali is a role model for women in science. Picture: Ian Svegovic

University of Western Sydney PhD student Grace Micali has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award, as part of the NSW Woman of the Year Awards.

Ms. Micali, 23, works as a volunteer in the Ingham Institute’s Antibiotic Resistance and Mobile Elements Group (ARMEG) at Liverpool Hospital.

She received her nomination as recognition for her extraordinary work investigating and eradicating the superbug ‘Golden Staph’, an important health issue impacting South Western Sydney and Australia at large that the World Health Organisation (WHO) cites it as one of the greatest threats to human health today.

This includes playing a focal role in understanding how antibiotic resistance is maintained and spread in the hospital both from a genetic and clinical outcome perspective.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be named as a finalist for the 2015 Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award,” said Ms Micali.

Young Woman of the Year Award nominee Grace Micali in the laboratory of Ingham Institute at Liverpool Hospital.

Young Woman of the Year Award nominee Grace Micali in the laboratory of Ingham Institute at Liverpool Hospital.

“Starting and progressing a career as a young researcher is challenging and competitive so I’m extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to have such a hands-on role with the ARMEG team at the Ingham Institute”

“It is also gratifying to know that the work I’m doing will make a big difference to help eradicate one of the biggest healthcare challenges here in Australia and around the world,” she continued.

The Ingham Institute is celebrating extraordinary women in science like Grace Micali at the 2nd Annual Ingham Institute Hope Luncheon on Friday 6 March at Camden Lakeside Golf & Country Club.

The event aligns with International Women’s Day and highlights and applauds the efforts of the exceptionally talented female researchers working at the Ingham Institute and will headline with Australian TV personality Denise Drysdale as Master of Ceremonies.

Public voting is now live for the 2015 Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award and closes 20 February. To vote for Grace Micali from the Ingham Institute click here.

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