Research Week Prizes and Awards 2023

Congratulations to the winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2023 prizes and awards.

These are the winners of the awards for 2023. The abstracts of these works are available here: Austin LifeSciences Research Week Abstracts.

Professor Sue Berney, AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award.
To honour Professor Berney'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.

Austin Medical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award – Thomas Rollinson
Magnitude and time to peak oxygenation effect of prone positioning in ventilated adults with COVID-19 related acute lung injury.

Nurse Led Research Award – Polly Dufton
Enhanced supportive care screening of individuals with advanced cancer receiving long-term systemic anti-cancer therapy: a prospective cohort study.

Consumer Partnership Award – 
Ayat Abdullah, Simone Taylor, Phung To, Huda Elmi, Hayrunnisa Okur
Medicine-related conversations with our Muslim patients during Ramadan – a hospital & Islamic secondary school collaboration

Rob Pierce Memorial Award – Leona Dowman
Determinants of sedentary behaviour and time spent in moderate-vigorous physical activity in Interstitial Lung Disease.

Allied Health Research Award – Steph Hunter
Evaluating feasibility of a secondary stroke prevention program.

ONJCRI Scholarship – Natalia Vukelic
GPX2 loss sensitises colorectal cancers to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Austin LifeSciences Discovery Research Award – Rose Freemantle
Purinergic Signalling Throughout Gestation and in Pathology.

Mercy Health and Austin Health Quality Improvement Award – Anushika Samarage
Pre-Term Birth Collaboration

Elsevier Poster Prizes
Michelle Kostidis
Impact of DBT on extra views and concomitant ultrasound on patients first year post breast conserving surgery​

Jaimee Cacic
Prehabilitation improves nutritional and muscle parameters prior to oesophago-gastric cancer surgery,

Tom Rollinson
Peak oxygenation effect of prone positioning in ventilated adults with COVID-19 related acute hypoxemic respiratory failure