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The Officers and Board are very pleased to announce that this prestigious bursary was awarded to Dr Wei-Ling Shiu from Monash University  in Melbourne, Australia at the 15th World Congress on the Menopause in Prague, Czech Replubic in September 2016 after tough competition from applicants from Mongolia, USA, Canada and Australia.

The title of her study is:
Advancing understanding of the links between reproductive and metabolic health in women with insulin resistant conditions.

Her research will be supervised by Professors Helena Teede and  Amanda Vincent and Dr Jacqueline Boyle. Dr Shiu has an impressive CV and record of good research and this study represents a new approach to the understanding of metabolic factors in women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Preference was given to applicants from countries where opportunities for research and funding are limited. A subcommittee of the IMS Board considered the applications which were all at a very high standard and made proposals of awards and the amount for the Board to approve. All final research findings will be presented at the 16th IMS World Congress in Vancouver, Canada in June 2018 and any findings submitted to Climacteric for publication, if appropriate.

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