Over 400 people interested in and involved in medical and scientific research attended ResearchFest 2018, from 15-19 October.
The festival of research aims to provide opportunities for researchers to display their work, form new collaborations and learn about the work of their colleagues.
Congratulations to the winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2018 prizes and awards.
These are the winners of the awards for 2018. The abstracts of these works are in the abstracts pdf
|Name of recipient||Name of award||For work|
|Professor Sue Walker||AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award||
To honour Professor Walker'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
|Norelle Sherry||AMRF Research Higher Degree Award||
Using genomics to track transmission of 'superbugs' in hospitals
|Dinali Fernando||AMRF Young Investigator Award||Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) derived from diets have more impact on the progression of fatty liver disease than endogenously derived AGEs|
|Allied Health Research Award||Cost-efffectiveness of advance care planning and end-of-life care for older adults with end-stage kidney disease in hospital: A person-centred decision analysis|
||Austin Lifesciences Prize for Basic Research||
Identification of novel gp130 inhibitors as potential treaments for colon cancer
|Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research||Music training is neuroprotective for verbal cognition in focal epilepsy|
Construct validity of the utility-weighted modified Rankin Scale as a primary outcome measure in stroke trials
|Hilary Hodgson||Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award||Reducing Falls: It's all in the timing|
|Nicole Sheers||Rob Pierce Memorial Award||
Respiratory function in people with neuromuscular disease: characteristics and association with respiratory tract infection
|Julie Langridge||Nursing Research Award||A spa bath intervention for managing pain, anxiety and well-being in palliative care: pilot study|
|Polly Dufton||LaTrobe University School of Nursing and Midwifery Nursing Journal Award||An evidence-based, nurse-led model of care, to support cancer patients|
|Norelle Sherry||2018 ResearchFest Poster Award||Using genomics to track transmission of 'superbugs' in hospitals|
|Kai Wen Leong||Clinical Dean's Prize for MD Research Project||Peak serum potassium levels during reperfusion in adult patients undergoing primary cadaveric liver transplantation|
|Indu Rajapaksha||CEO's Award for Basic Science Research||Therapies targeting the alternate arm of the hepatic renin angiotensin system in chronic liver disease|
|Anselm Wong||CEO's Award for Clinical Research||Paracetamol overdose|