Career Development Fellowships

2020 recipient

Professor Anita WlukaProfessor Anita Wluka
RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship ($100,000)
'Targeting pain in end stage oesteoarthritis'

Professor Anita Wluka is an academic rheumatologist at the Alfred Hospital and a clinical epidemiologist in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Her area of research is musculoskeletal conditions, predominantly osteoarthritis and back pain. Neither of these have effective treatments available, with most patients failing to achieve adequate pain relief. Anita's research interests extend across the spectrum of these conditions, from primary prevention to management of end stage disease. Her research is driven by the need to address two critical questions: the first is to identify how to delay the onset of musculoskeletal conditions, and the second is to make living with musculoskeletal conditions easier for patients. The RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship will enable Anita to investigate targeted interventions to improve pain management in those with end stage osteoarthritis.

Past recipients

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

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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