University of Western Australia: Hypertension expert wins international award for lifetime achievement

A self-described ‘84-year-young’ retired medical researcher from The University of Western Australia who volunteers his time to help patients at risk of heart disease or stroke, has been recognised internationally for his commitment to hypertension research and treatment.

Emeritus Professor Lawrie Beilin AO, from UWA’s Medical School has received the 2021 Peter Sleight Excellence Award in Hypertension Clinical Research from the World Hypertension League, which recognises significant contributions toward advancing hypertension research and treatment.

“I think people like myself never really retire from work, which is why I’m passionate about seeing patients. Being semi-retired allows me to allocate each patient one hour of time, and I hope it can make a real difference to their lives.”

Emeritus Professor Lawrie Beilin AO
“I feel honoured to have received this award, but it really reflects the activity of many other researchers from around the world whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with during the past few decades,” Professor Beilin said.

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