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Biographical entry Marshall, Barry (1951 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
30 September 1951
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Gastroenterologist

Summary

Barry Marshall, with Robin Warren, discovered that Helicobacter pylori is the causative agent in gastric ulceration and gastritis, enabling gastric ulcers to be cured for the first time. They won a number of awards for this discovery both in Australia and overseas, including the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Details

Born 30 September 1951. Educated University of Western Australia (MB, BS 1974). Intern, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre 1975, Resident Medical Officer 1976, Registrar General Medicine 1977-78; Registrar, Royal Perth Hospital 1979-82; General Physician and acting superintendent, Port Hedland Regional Hospital 1982, Senior Registrar, Fremantle Hospital 1983-84; NH&MRC Research Fellow doing clinical research in the Gastroenterology department, Royal Perth Hospital 1985-86; Research fellow in medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Virginia 1986-87, Assistant Professor of Medicine 1988-92, Associate Professor of Medicine 1992, Professor of Medicine 1993, Clinical Professor and private consulting 1993-96, Professor of Research in Internal Medicine,1996-99; Honorary Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth 1997; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia 1997, NHMRC Burnet Fellow, Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia 1998-. Warren Alpert Prize (shared with J.R. Warren), Harvard Medical School 1995; Medical Research Award (shared with J.R. Warren), Western Australian Branch, Australian Medical Association 1995; American Gastroenterological Association Distinguished Achievement Award and lecture, San Diego 1995; Albert Lasker Award, New York City 1995; John Scott Award, City of Philadelphia 1995; Gairdner Award Lecture, Toronto 1996; Paul Ehrlich Prize (shared with J.R. Warren), Frankfurt 1997; Kilby Prize, Dallas 1997; Australian Achiever Award 1998; Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine, Amsterdam 1998; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1999; Fellow, Royal Society 1999. Founder, Helicobacter Foundation (http://www.helico.com/) 1994.

Events

1968 - 1974
Education - Completed Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery, University of Western Australia
1977 - 1984
Career position - Appointed Registrar, Royal Perth Hospital
1985 - 1986
Career position - Appointed NHMRC Research Fellow, Gastroenterology, Royal Perth Hospital
1986 - 1994
Career position - Appointed Research Fellow and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia
1994
Award - Co-recipient of the Warren Alpert Prize (shared with J.R. Warren)
1995
Award - Recipient of the Albert Lasker Award
1995
Award - Co-recipient of the Australian Medical Association Award (shared with J.R. Warren)
1996
Award - Recipient of the Gairdner Award
1996
Career position - Appointed Professor of Research in Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
1997
Award - Co-recipient of the Paul Ehrlich Prize (shared with J.R. Warren)
1997 - 1999
Career position - Appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia
1998
Award - Recipient of the DR AH Heineken Prize for Medicine, Amsterdam
1998
Award - Recipient of the Florey Medal, Canberra
1998
Award - Recipient of the Royal Society of Australia's Buchanan Medal
1999
Award - Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Life Sciences, Philadelphia
1999 - 2003
Career position - Appointed Clinical Professor of Microbiology, University of Western Australia
2002
Award - Recipient of the Keio Medical Science Prize
2003 -
Career position - Appointed NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
2003
Award - Recipient of the Australian Centenary Medal

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