Prof J Proietto at Research Week

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Awards

Prizes and Awards 2017

A range of generous prizes are on offer for ResearchFest 2017. All prizes and awards are expected to be redeemed before April 2019

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted for ResearchFest 2017. 

Shortlisted applicants will be assessed on the three minute thesis required during the poster session (or oral presentation in the case of the AMRF Young Investigator Award).

Winners will be announced at the Plenary Lecture 19 October 2017

There are currently 11 awards on offer

Austin LifeScience University of Melbourne Research Prize

Aim
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a scientific meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <35 years
  • Basic science research

Prize
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details)

 

Allied Health Research Award

Aim
To assist attendance at a national research meeting.

Eligibility Criteria
Allied Health professionals and students in these areas.

Prize
$750 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting.(details)

 

Austin Medical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award

Aim
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a national or international scientific meeting or at a relevant professional development course.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <35 years from any health-related or basic science area conducting research at Austin Health
  • Quality of oral presentation during Young Investigator Symposium, 
    17 October 2017

Prize
$2,500 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting or course (details)

 

AMRF Research Higher Degree Award

Aim
To encourage a student researcher to further his/her research career
 
Eligibility Criteria

  • Student researcher associated with Austin LifeSciences
  • Currently enrolled in a research higher degree (Masters or PhD)
  • Quality of abstract submitted for ResearchFest 

Prize
$2500 reimbursement of registration and airfares to attend a conference or scientific meeting or for professional development (eg stats course).(details)

 

Austin Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award

Aim
To honour a prominent researcher who has contributed to the research community at Austin Health.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Senior health researcher with an international reputation
  • Head of Department or Research group
  • Made a significant contribution to Health Research
  • Fostered young people into Research and supervised post-graduate degree students 

Nominations 

Can be made by any member of staff
Accompanying all nominations should be a brief, (less than one A4 page) summary as to how the nominee fufills the criteria.  The nomination should be sent, marked confidential to Chairman, Research Week Committee, C/-Dept Clinical Pharmacology, level 5 LTB by 18 August 2017  The nomination can be emailed to antonius at unimelb.edu.au  (details)

 

Clinical Dean's Prize for Scholarly Selective Poster Presentation

Aim
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • MD student involved in a Scholarly Selective at Austin Health
  • Quality of abstract submitted for ResearchFest

Prize
$100 book voucher (details)


Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research

Aim
To encourage a young neuroscience researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a national or international scientific meeting

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <40years
  • Neuroscience research

Prize
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details)


Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award

Aim
To recognise and showcase local clinical nursing /patient care quality projects/initiatives occurring across Austin Health.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is open to all nurses who undertook a clinical project or a quality improvement initiative in their ward/clinical area
  • The award is open to novice researchers submitting an abstract to ResearchFest for the first time
  •  Ethics approval is not required for quality projects
  • The project led to improved clinical outcomes, limitations stated and conclusions made

Prize

  • Five highly commended posters / projects will be presented at the Nursing Quality & Research Forum presentation session during ResearchFest on Tuesday 17October 2 pm to 3:30pm
  • One of the five highly commended posters will be awarded the prize of up to $500 (details)

 

Nursing Research Award 

Aim
To assist attendance at a national research meeting.

Eligibility Criteria
The Award is open to Nursing professionals and students in these areas

Prize
$750 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a research meeting. (details)

 

ONJCRI Scholarship

Aim
To help a young researcher to present at a scientific meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled for a higher degree (M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., etc)
  • Be in a position to present their research material at a meeting within the next 6 months

Prize
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details)

 

Rob Pierce Memorial Award  

Aim
The Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS) offers this award to reward and encourage excellence in research within the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine.

Eligibility Criteria
Open to all professionals and students in the area of respiratory and/or sleep medicine related research 

Prize
$1000, taking the form of a grant-in-aid, to be used for research related purposes. (details)

Prizes and awards 2016 - list of winners

Congratulations to the  winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2016 prizes and awards.

These are the winners of the awards for 2016.  The abstracts of these works are in the abstracts pdf 

Name of recipient Name of award For work
Professor Julie Bernhardt
AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award 

To honour Professor Bernhardt's contribution to the research community at Austin Health, in both clinical and basic research and her commitment to fostering young people into research and supervision of post-graduate degree students.

Jason Trubiano
AMRF Research Higher Degree Award The Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Led Antibiotic Allergy Testing Program on Prescribing
Salvatore Mangiafico
AMRF Young Investigator Award Untangling The Role Of The Alzheimer's Protein Tau In Type 2 Diabetes
Linh Nguyen
Conference Travel Award for Early Career Researcher The role of the renin angiotensin system on the development of colorectal liver metastases
Emilio Werden
Conference Travel Award for Early Career Researcher Cognition is associated with hippocampal volume and cortical thickness early after ischaemic stroke
Chih-Chiang (Jason) Hu Conference Travel Award for Early Career Researcher Renal tubular sodium transporter expression and phosphorylation are altered in pre-eclampsia
Moritz Eissmann
Conference Travel Award for Early Career Researcher Mast cell-associated macrophage recruitment promotes gastric tumour growth
Alan Gemmill
Allied Health Research Award Randomised Trial of Antenatal Depression Treatment - Impact on Early Child Developmental Outcomes
Roxanne Haste
Austin Lifesciences Prize for Basic Research New medical therapeutics for ectopic pregnancy
Catherine Brock
Clinical Dean's Prize for Scholarly Selective Poster Presentation Quelling the silent epidemic of chronic hepatitis B: a novel method of screening at risk communities in the emergency department
Mark Ng Tang Fui
Department of Medicine (UoM) Research Higher Degree Award Testosterone Treatment Increases Loss of Body Fat and Prevents Loss of Lean Mass in Obese Men with Low Testosterone Levels on a Hypocaloric Diet: A randomized trial
Vincent Doré
FNI Prize for Neuroscience Research Regional association between cortical volumes and imaging tau pathology using 18F-AV1451 and 18F-THK5351
Mariah Alorro
ONJCRI Scholarship Exploring the Signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) as a therapeutic target
Kylie Clarkson
Nursing Research Award Activated clotting time (ACT) guided transradial (TR) band removal post coronary angiography: a pilot study
David Berlowitz
Rob Pierce Memorial Award  A randomized controlled trial of auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea after acute quadriplegia (COSAQ).