1992 Scholar in Medicine
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Elizabeth Powell graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with First Class Honours in 1983. After graduating, she completed her internship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital where she stayed until commencing her PHD. Elizabeth was admitted as a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1991 as a specialist in gastroenterology.
Elizabeth was awarded the scholarship to complete her PhD within the Centre for Molecular Medicine at Oxford University. Her research focuses on the regulation of gene expression in the human liver in vivo, in normal states and following liver transplantation. Her research aims to further our understanding on the genetic control of human cholesterol metabolism which could help prevent coronary heart and vascular disease and assist with the prevention of accelerated atherosclerosis after human organ transplantation.