Dr Afrooz Najafzadeh, Senior Sonographer at Global Diagnostics, was recently awarded Australasian Sonographers Association Researcher of the Year for her research in the impact of symptoms of maternal depression and anxiety in mid pregnancy on the feto-placental circulation.
Dr Najafzadeh implemented and completed the ultrasound aspect of The Peel Child Health Study(www.peelchildhealthstudy.com.au) in collaboration with Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.The Peel Child Health Study was a research study to see how newborns born to families in the Peel Region respond to their environment and grow into healthy children.
Dr Najafzadeh also won the Best Research Presentation at this year’s Australasian Society of Sonographers (ASA) annual conference with her presentation “Maternal stress and preterm birth, biological and vascular mechanisms.”
Dr Najafzadeh is the 1st accredited Medical Sonographer in Western Australia to obtain a PhD. She has won many other awards, and is currently working on more publications from the findings of her PhD research.
For over 18 years Global Diagnostics has been providing patients in the South West’s rural and remote locations with the highest standard of diagnostic imaging services, this has been achieved by employing highly skilled technical staff and supporting their continuing professional development. Through onsite radiology and tele-radiology to WACHS, public and private hospitals, and community based practices Global Diagnostics has ensured the best diagnostics services are delivered to outreach areas of WA