Career Development Fellowships

2023 recipients

Simon Jiang

Dr Simon Jiang

Don & Lorraine Jacquot Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)

‘Development of a novel treatment for glomerulonephritis’

Simon completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Newcastle and specialist training in Nephrology at The Canberra and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He received his Masters in Medicine (Hons) from the University of Sydney and his PhD at the ANU as an NHMRC/RACP scholar investigating the role of genetic variation in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Simon’s laboratory investigates the genetic and molecular mechanisms of systemic autoimmunity and kidney disease. He leads a national translational personalised medicine program centred at The Canberra Hospital and ANU which investigates complex autoimmunity by identifying potential pathogenic gene variants and demonstrating the molecular and immune consequence of these variants. In collaboration with the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, he also uses this personalised medicine approach to investigate the unique genetic basis of kidney disease in Indigenous Australians.

Past recipients

Professor Cassandra Szoeke
2022 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
‘The influence of exposures across 30 years from midlife to late life on health outcomes of Australia Women over 70’

Professor Barbora de Courten
2021 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
‘Effect of Carnosine on Walking Endurance in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Vascular Disease’

Professor Timothy Geraghty
2021 | RACP MAIC Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
‘Complex Rehabilitation In Systems under Immense Stress (CRISIS): Secondary health complications and access to services during system disruption for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) — the CRISIS-SCI Study’

Professor Anita Wluka
2020 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
Targeting pain in end stage osteoarthritis (PDF) | Final Report

Dr Ken Pang
2019 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
Improving delivery of RNA therapeutics (PDF) | Final Report

Dr Peter Psaltis
2018 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
A novel role for Adventitial Macrophage Progenitor Cells (AMPCs) in providing a local source of macrophages in atherosclerosis (PDF) | Final Report

Professor David Burgner
2017 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
A mechanistic investigation of the adverse effects of acute childhood infections on cardiovascular risk: The VASCFIND study (PDF) | Final Report

Associate Professor Wai Lim
2017 | Jacquot Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
Extended immunological risk profile: The key to improve kidney transplant outcomes (PDF) | Final Report

Associate Professor Ravinay Bhindi
2016 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
'Optimising the treatment of coronary artery disease through molecular characterisation and state of the art intravascular imaging'

Dr Christopher French (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
2015 | Thyne Reid Foundation Career Development Fellowship ($15,000)
Electrophysiological, Molecular Biological and Computational Investigation of Sodium Channel Modulation by Antiepileptic Drugs (PDF) | Final Report

Dr Andrew Jabbour (Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute)
2015 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
'Novel strategies for the detection and attenuation of Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury in Heart Transplantation'

Associate Professor Marie Bismark (University of Melbourne)
2014 | RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
Mandatory notification: serving the interests of Australian patients and doctors? (PDF) | Final Report

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