For the Prevention Centre team, this pre-Christmas period has a lot less cheer then usual as we remember Sonia’s sudden death at this time last year. The year has been full of constant reminders of her absence, and frankly there have times we have struggled to fill the gaps she left.
It has been all the more poignant with our successful refunding bid, which she was so instrumental in putting together. It is a credit to her that the communication and secretariat team she established has allowed us to finalise the first phase of the Prevention Centre while rolling out the second.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the team, and our investigators and funding partners.
We will kick off 2019 with Lucie Rychetnik taking up the Deputy Director position, bringing a fresh perspective to our work, and with our new first year projects up and running.
I wish you all a restful and happy Christmas and New year period.