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Congratulations to Professor John Beltrame who was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division in the Order of Australia for significant service to cardiovascular medicine and to medical research and education!

A highly-valued board member of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) and world-leading cardiologist, Prof Beltrame is also the Head of the Discipline of Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Director of Research for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

“I am very proud to be associated with The Hospital Research Foundation and grateful for their support over many years,” said Prof Beltrame.

“If not for THRF grants, I would not have been able to accomplish many of the research achievements. Thus, I consider this award a recognition of the tremendous support I have been fortunate to receive.”

Prof Beltrame is currently leading a research study into “Broken sleep – broken heart?”, which is a longitudinal follow-up of cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes in middle-aged and older men in northwest Adelaide.

Prof Beltrame has also been instrumental in research into Coronary Slow Flow Phenomenon (CSFP), chest pain following unexplained heart attacks, vasospastic angina, the role of gender in heart disease and more.

“All the staff and board members who have strived towards achieving the mission of THRF should equally celebrate this accomplishment.”

We are proud to support Prof Beltrame’s research and congratulate him on this wonderful achievement.