Prestigious award for research leader Prof John Olynk

SMHS Director of Research Development Professor John Olynyk has been awarded the Gastroenterological Society of Australia Distinguished Research Prize for 2016.

Prof Olynyk was nominated for his significant research contribution in the field of hepatology, as well as his work as a mentor for other gastroenterologists.

The first West Australian to receive the award, Prof Olynyk said “It is a real honour to be receiving this prestigious award judged by my peers and colleagues nationally,”

Prof Olynyk’s research has attracted funding from national and international organisations and resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed articles published in well-known journals.

His work as a mentor has had a positive influence on the career development of other gastroenterologists, many of whom are making important contributions themselves.

Prof Olynyk will accept his award when he gives a presentation at the Society’s annual scientific meeting in October.