Career Development Fellowships

2022 recipients

Professor Cassandra Szoeke

Professor Cassandra Szoeke

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 Cassandra Szoeke is the principal investigator of the longest ongoing study of women’s health in Australia. She is a general physician, consultant neurologist and multi-award-winning clinical researcher. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has held many significant academic positions in Universities and institutions locally and internationally. She has worked in both the public and private health systems in Australia including being a board director appointed by the state health minister. She has worked for government organisations including the Department of Health and CSIRO where she was theme leader and then clinical consultant in the Preventive Health Flagship. She is currently the Director of the Healthy Ageing Program in the Centre for Medical Research and Professor of Medicine, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is an AMA councillor, Director of the Asia Pacific node of the Women’s Brain Project and appointed by Department of Health to Medical Panel. Recognised internationally for her contributions to healthy ageing research, she holds the Australian clinical representative role in the worldwide Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, the Global Burden of Dementia Collaboration and is CMO for the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation.


Past recipients

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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