21 Facts About Barry Marshall


Barry James Marshall was born on 30 September 1951 and is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Co-Director of the Marshall Centre at the University of Western Australia.

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Barry Marshall was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and lived in Kalgoorlie and Carnarvon until moving to Perth at the age of eight.

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Barry Marshall's father held various jobs, and his mother was a nurse.

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Barry Marshall attended Newman College for his secondary education and the University of Western Australia School of Medicine, where he received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1974.

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Barry Marshall married his wife Adrienne in 1972 and has four children.

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In 1979, Barry Marshall was appointed Registrar in Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital.

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Barry Marshall met Dr Robin Warren, a pathologist interested in gastritis, during internal medicine fellowship training at Royal Perth Hospital in 1981.

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Barry Marshall was surprised when, only three days later, he developed vague nausea and halitosis, due to the achlorhydria.

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In 2007, Barry Marshall was appointed Co-Director of The Barry Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, founded in his honour.

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Barry Marshall accepted a part-time appointment at the Pennsylvania State University that same year.

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In 1985, Barry Marshall showed by self-administration that this bacterium, now called Helicobacter pylori, causes acute gastritis and suggested that chronic colonisation directly leads to peptic ulceration.

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The work of Barry Marshall has produced one of the most radical and important changes in medical perception in the last 50 years.

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Barry Marshall was awarded the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Science in 1995 and the Buchanan Medal in 1998.

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Barry Marshall was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Life Sciences in 1999; the Keio Medical Science Prize in 2002; and the Australian Centenary Medal and Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture in 2003.

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Barry Marshall was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007.

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Barry Marshall was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Oxford in 2009.

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Barry Marshall was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015.

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Barry Marshall was awarded the honour of Western Australian of the Year in 2006.

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Barry Marshall was awarded The Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2007.

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Barry Marshall was awarded The University of Oxford honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2009.

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Barry Marshall is the Ambassador for Life Sciences for Western Australia.

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