Sustaining a spinal cord injury is a life changing event that will have effects not just on the person concerned, but also on their family and friends.

The Alan Mackay-Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship is named in honour of 2017 Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim who received his award in recognition of his work on olfactory ensheathing cells from nasal mucosa for treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI).  This Fellowship offers support to health professionals to travel overseas and conduct work likely to improve clinical management, rehabilitation or social support for people with a spinal cord injury.

QUT Faculty of Health is pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the Alan Mackay-Sim Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship – Ms Marnie Graco, of Austin Health in Melbourne. Marnie will use the fellowship to travel to Switzerland, The Netherlands and Canada as part of her research into the affects of sleep apnoea on people with spinal cord injuries. Congratulations Marnie!

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