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Recognising our achievements with awards and scholarships.

Sydney Research Awards 2018

June 2018

Recognising our achievements with awards and scholarships.

Recognising our achievements with awards and scholarships.

Sydney Research aspires to be a world leader in health and medical research, translating scientific discoveries into improved health and wellbeing for our community.

The Sydney Research Awards and Scholarships Program celebrates and encourages research excellence across the partnership including Sydney Local Health District, the University of Sydney and geographically-proximate medical research institutes.

The awards and scholarships were presented at the Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium by Dr Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive, eHealth NSW.

The Research Excellence Award, for overall best publication in a high impact journal in the past 12 months, was awarded to:

  • Associate Professor Greg Fox for Household-contact investigation for the detection of tuberculosis in Vietnam, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and;
  • Professor John E. J. Rasko AO, for Haemophilia B Gene Therapy with a High-Specific-Activity Factor IX Variant, published in the New England Journal of Medicine

The Young Researcher Award, for outstanding performance as an early career researcher, was awarded to:

  • Dr Camilla Hoyos, an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Charles Perkins Centre and Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, and affiliate researcher in the Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

The Supervisor Award, for outstanding effort as a postgraduate research supervisor, was awarded to:

  • Professor Mark D. Gorrell, Professor of Liver Science at The University of Sydney’s School of Medicine, long-time member of the RPA gastroenterology department and head of the liver research program at the Centenary Institute.

The Annual Health Research Infrastructure Award, a $10,000 one-off, early researcher basic science award, recognising an individual with high research potential, was awarded to:

  • Dr Elinor Hortle, a post-doctoral researcher at the Centenary Institute, to purchase a micro-injector for use in the study of anti-platelet drugs to treat tuberculosis.

The Clinician Researcher Scholarship, designed to encourage and support clinicians seeking to pursue a clinical research career, was awarded to:

  • Ms Claire Hutchinson, Clinical Nurse Consultant at Canterbury Hospital’s Emergency Department, for a PhD on the reasons why patients re-present to the ED.

The Health Informatics Research Scholarship, which aims to encourage research into how clinicians, academics and researchers can work with health information and communication technology, was awarded to:

  • Miss Racha Dabliz, pharmacist at Concord Hospital and Masters student, for a research project to evaluate the safety and usability of eMEDS in Concord  Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

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