We’ve won an international award for our work in Dupuytren’s Disease
We’re honoured to receive further recognition of our work in Dupuytren’s Disease — a debilitating condition affecting the hands. Dr Kirin Tan co-authored the winning paper with our team when he was a medical student at Auckland University doing an elective at the GMRI. The paper, titled The Role of Stem Cells in Dupuytren’s Disease: A Review, won the Best Oceanic Paper Award from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, a prestigious international journal.
The award will be presented in September 2019 as part of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual conference. This is the biggest plastic surgery conference in the world, attended by thousands of delegates.
We’ve received recognition before for similar work
Our team won the International Dupuytren Award 2017 (basic research) from the International Dupuytren Society for a paper co-authored by summer student Sabrina Koh. This addressed the team’s discovery of stem cells in Dupuytren’s Disease.
In 2018 the team received a Commendation from the International Dupuytren Society for a paper co-authored by Nicholas On, another of our summer students, for the discovery of the presence of the renin-angiotensin system on the stem cells in Dupuytren’s Disease.