Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD, Interim Executive Director of the MIRI, has been selected for the Liley Award and Lectureship this year at the 2023 Perinatal Research Society, meeting in Park City, Utah from September 29-October 1st, 2023. The theme for the meeting is the "Role of the intrauterine environment in shaping neurodevelopment."
The Liley Award and Lectureship, which is given to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the area of perinatal research, was established in 1985 to recognize the world-renowned perinatal researcher Sir William Liley KCMG FRSNZ (1929–1983). Of note, the first recipient was Mont Liggins, a highly prominent clinician-scientist who was responsible for the modern-day use of steroids to treat lung prematurity. Read more on the significance, origin, and past recipients of the award here.