Award recipients

2018 Award Recipients

Career Development Fellowship

RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship — $100,000
Dr Peter Psaltis for the research project: A novel role for Adventitial Macrophage Progenitor Cells (AMPCs) in providing a local source of macrophages in atherosclerosis

Research Establishment Fellowships

RACP Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship — $75,000

Associate Professor Thomas Snelling for the research project: AuTOMATIC: Adaptive Trial of Messaging to Improve Vaccine Coverage.              

The RACP Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Kate Markey for the research project: The influence of the microbiome on outcomes of bone marrow transplantation

The RACP Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Nay Min Htun for the research project: Innovative methods for detection and stabilisation of unstable atherosclerotic plaques

The RACP Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Kalpana (Priya) Sumithran for the research project: Identifying biomarkers of excessive gestational weight gain

AstraZeneca Research Establishment Fellowship — $60,000

Dr Bridget Barber for the research project: The effect of regularly dosed paracetamol on renal function in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria

RACP Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) & DEV Starr Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Kathleen Morrisroe for the research project: Quantifying the burden of cancer in systemic sclerosis: A data linkage study

The Cottrell Research Establishment Fellowship — $75,000

Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha for the research project: Effect of Iron Supplements and Multiple Micronutrient Powders on intestinal microbiota and health in young children: A sub-study of an RCT in Bangladesh (BRISC-Microbiome)

The Croxon Research Establishment Fellowship — $75,000

Dr Christopher Moran for the research project: Alzheimer's Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Neuroinflammation

Diabetes Australia Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Helen Barrett for the research project:   Maternal and infant microbiome in women with pregnancies complicated by type 2 diabetes mellitus

RACP Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Research Establishment Fellowship in Endocrinology — $50,000

Dr Mark Ng Tang Fui for the research project: Effects of testosterone treatment in men on bone microarchitecture, bone turnover markers, bone density and regulation of fat-derived genes

RACP GlaxoSmithKline Research Establishment Fellowship —  $50,000

Dr George Au-Yeung for the research project: Investigating the immune landscape and gene expression profile of end-stage high grade serous ovarian cancer

The Kids' Cancer Project Research Establishment Fellowship — $180,000 (for 2 years)

Dr Rishi Sury Kotecha for the research project: Combinatorial therapeutics in high-risk infant acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship — $60,000

Professor Cassandra Szoeke for the research project: The influence of timing and duration of exposure to midlife risk factors on late life cognition     

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship in Haematology — $60,000

Associate Professor Jake Shortt for the research project: Single-cell genomic interrogation of poor-risk Hodgkin lymphoma to annotate intraclonal heterogeneity and evolution at relapse.  

The Servier Staff "Barry Young" Research Establishment Fellowship — $50,000

Dr Craig Wallington-Beddoe for the research project: Targeting sphingolipid metabolism to re-sensitise proteasome inhibitor resistant multiple myeloma    

The Sir Roy McCaughey Research Establishment Fellowship — $75,000

Dr Rebecca Kozor for the research project: Identifying cardiac risk in Fabry disease

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Establishment Fellowship — $60,000

Dr Ada Sau-Zhuen Cheung for the research project: Bone and metabolic health in trans and gender diverse individuals receiving testosterone or oestrogen as cross-sex hormone therapy

The Jacquot Awards

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology — $40,000

Dr Prasanti Kotagiri for the research project: A biomarker and pathway discovery program in autoimmune renal diseases

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology — $40,000

Dr Ankit Sharma for the research project: The impact of de novo donor specific antibodies and eplet matching in kidney transplantation

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology — $45,000

Dr Anna Francis for the research project: Improving the long term outcomes for children with chronic kidney disease

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology — $45,000

Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi for the research project: Molecular Pathogenesis of Inherited Kidney Disease

Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship — $90,000

Dr Andrew Mallett for the research project: Bringing genomics of inherited tubulointerstitial and cystic kidney diseases into clinical practice in Australia

Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship — $90,000

Dr Michael Collins for the research project: The BEST Fluids study: Better Evidence for Selecting Transplant Fluids

Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship — $90,000

Dr Natasha Rogers for the research project: Investigating new molecular pathways in acute kidney injury that are regulated by CD47

Research Entry ​Scholarships

RACP Fellows Research Entry Scholarship — $45,000  

Dr Sara Hungerford for the research project: Comparison of minimally invasive mitral valve replacement with percutaneous mitral valve replacement and open mitral valve replacement for the correction of severe mitral regurgitation.

New Zealand Odlin Research Entry Scholarship — NZ$45,000

Dr Annie Ngai Man Wong for the research project: Novel biomarkers for melanoma immunotherapy

RACP AFRM Research Entry Scholarship — $45,000

Dr Karen Chia for the research project: The effect of an outpatient exercise training rehabilitation program on haemodynamics and cardiac magnetic resonance parameters of right ventricular function in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Arnott Research Entry Scholarship in Cancer Research — $45,000

Dr Samantha Herath for the research project: Randomised controlled trial comparing the diagnostic yield of CT guided transthoracic biopsy vs. cryobiopsy (via the radial endobronchial ultrasound guide sheath) in parenchymal pulmonary lesions suspected of lung cancer. (CT CROP)

Basser Research Entry Scholarship — $45,000

Dr Michelle Scoullar for the research project: Newborn Health in Papua New Guinea

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Emma Foster for the research project: First Seizure Assessment and Management

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship — $20,000

Dr Kajal Hirani for the research project: The medical and psychosocial health of adolescent refugees resettling in Western Australia

RACP NHMRC Awards for Excellence

RACP NHMRC CRB Blackburn Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Anoop Ninan Koshy for the research project: Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Advanced Liver failure & after Liver Transplantation

RACP P&CHD NHMRC Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Katherine Frayman for the research project: Long term outcomes following early infection and inflammation in cystic fibrosis lung disease

RACP NHMRC Woolcock Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Robert Anderson for the research project: A prospective multicentre randomized study to evaluate the impact of OSA treatment with CPAP on atrial electrical and structural substrate and on long term maintenance of sinus rhythm following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

RACP Jacquot NHMRC Award for Excellence — $10,000

Dr Kate Robson for the research project: Regulatory T Cells and HLA Associations in Autoimmune Renal Disease

RACP Jacquot NHMRC Award for Excellence — $10,000

Dr Ilana (Lani) Shochet for the research project: Defining the pathogenesis of PR3-ANCA associated vasculitis

RACP Jacquot NHMRC Award for Excellence — $10,000

Dr Emily See for the research project: Long-term sequelae of acute kidney injury: identifying the optimal model of care and intervention to enhance patient outcome

RACP NHMRC JJ Billings Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Anastasia Phillips for the research project: Population-level vaccine safety monitoring: risk assessment and policy implications

RACP NHMRC Dixon Award for Excellence Scholarship — $10,000

Dr Paul Leong for the research project: Pulmonary artery pulsatility as a predictor of survival following hospitalised exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Research Development Scholarships

RACP AFRM Research Development Scholarship — $10,000   

Dr Louise Tofts for the research project:  Changes in Physical Function of Young Persons with Longitudinal Fibular Deficiency. Changes in Physical Function of Young Persons with Longitudinal Fibular Deficiency.

Travel Grants​

Bushell Travelling Fellowship in Medicine or the Allied Sciences — $30,000

Dr Pierre Qian for the research project: Intramural Mapping and Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia Substrate in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel Grant — $10,000

Dr Simon Crouch for the research project: A comparative analysis of emerging infectious disease policies in Australia and the United States of America: a case study of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus preparedness

Richard Kemp Memorial (Travelling) Fellowship — $5,000  

Dr Olivia Smibert for the research project:The Transplantation Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Fellowship Program

Indigenous Health Scholarships

College Indigenous Health Scholarship

Dr Angela dos Santos

New Zealand Indigenous Health Scholarship

Dr Matthew Mackey

Previous years Award recipients

Lists of previous years' Award recipients are available in the following links:

2017 Award Recipients
201​6 Award Recipients
201​5 Award Recipients
201​4 Award Recipients
201​3 Award Recipients
201​2 Award Recipients
201​1 Award Recipients
201​0 Award Recipients

Award Recipients Progress / Final Reports

Research Award recipients ​are required to submit a Progress Report 12 months following the commencement of their awards, and these are made available online in the RACP website and sent to the donor of the Award.

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