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The Lions Eye Institute’s Dr Samantha Lee awarded 2021 Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Samantha Lee receiving her award

Congratulations to our very own Dr Samantha Lee for being awarded the Raine Medical Research Foundation’s 2021 Strachan Memorial Prize for the best published research by an early-career clinical researcher.

This is the first time since the Raine Medical Research Foundation started the awards in 2011, that a publication prize has gone to an Ophthalmology researcher.

Dr Lee is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Lions Eye Institute and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia (UWA). Her current area of research includes ophthalmic epidemiology, with a special interest in the link between obstructive sleep apnoea and the eye.

Dr Lee’s research, Associations between optic disc measures and obstructive sleep apnea in young adults, was published in renowned journal Ophthalmology.

Dr Lee’s previous accolades include being awarded outstanding oral presentation at the Raine Study Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth in 2018 and 2020, and the outstanding abstract award at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Barcelona, Spain in 2018. Samantha is also a qualified optometrist and a senior lecturer at the new Division of Optometry at UWA.

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