Current Award recipients

1. Career Development Fellowship 2017

RACP Fellows Career Development Fellowship  $100,000            
Professor David Burgner for the research project: A mechanistic investigation of the adverse effects of acute childhood infections on cardiovascular risk: The VASCFIND study   

Jacquot Career Development Fellowship              $100,000
Associate Professor Wai Lim for the research project: Extended immunological risk profile: The key to improve kidney transplant outcomes


2. Research Establishment Fellowships 2017

The Servier Staff "Barry Young" Research Establishment Fellowship         $50,000
Dr Arun Azad for the research project: Delivering personalised medicine in advanced prostate cancer using circulating tumour DNA (CTDNA)    

Bayer Australia Medical Research Establishment Fellowship         $40,000
Dr Anna Ralph for the research project: Active case finding of streptococcal infections for rheumatic fever prevention: a school-based community program using novel diagnostics (‘Finding ARF and strep’) 

RACP/FHBP Research Establishment Fellowship                $50,000
Associate Professor Barbora de Courten for the research project: The potential of carnosine supplementation to reduce cardiometabolic risk: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

The Sir Roy McCaughey Research Establishment Fellowship         $75,000
Dr Chris Grainge for the research project: Does bronchoconstriction in asthma impair anti-viral immunity and promote airway inflammation?

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship         $60,000
Dr Christopher Wong  for the research project: Characterising the Impact of Epicardial, Abdominal and Overall Adiposity on Atrial Fibrillation               

The Robert Maple-Brown Research Establishment Fellowship in Haematology    $50,000
Dr Phillip Wong for the research project: Thalassaemia and Deferasirox - Investigation of the Renal Bone Axis

RACP Fellows Research Establishment Fellowship             $75,000
Dr Daniel Worthley for the research project: Colorectal cancer chemoprevention by high throughput in vitro analysis of polyp organoids.              

Cottrell Research Establishment Fellowship         $75,000
Dr Valerie Sung for the research project: Improving treatment and outcomes of congenital hearing loss at the population level.

Miriam Greenfield Research Establishment Fellowship   $52,000
Dr Andrew Neal for the research project: Factors predisposing to post-operative epilepsy in patients with supratentorial gliomas

Diabetes Australia Research Establishment Fellowship   $50,000
Dr Chinmay Marathe for the research project:   Gastric emptying in non-diabetic Afro-Caribbeans (AfC) – implications for the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes

AstraZeneca Research Establishment Fellowship                               $60,000
Dr Andrew Guirguis for the research project: Application of a novel ‘degron’-based approach of protein degradation to study mechanisms of oncogene addiction in myeloid malignancy

RACP AFRM Research Establishment Fellowship                $50,000
Dr Pearl Chung  for the research project: Serial polysomnography with electroencephalography in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Establishment Fellowship   $60,000
Dr Rebekah Ahmed for the research project: Characterisation of eating behaviour and metabolic phenotypes across neurodegenerative diseases: insights for survival and progression

3. The Jacquot Awards 2017

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 Susan Wan for the research project: A prospective study of cellular and humoral components of the renal allograft immune response and their correlation with therapeutic outcomes

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology               $45,000
Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi for the research project: Molecular Pathogenesis of Inherited Kidney Disease 

RACP Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology               $45,000
Dr Karen Keung for the research project: Identification of urinary markers predictive of chronic allograft injury

Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship                        $90,000
Dr Thomas Barbour for the research project:A novel approach to functional complement assessment in C3 glomerulopathy

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 Katherine Barraclough for the research project: Pharmacogenetic and pharmacodynamic monitoring of immunosuppression in Indigenous Kidney Transplantation


4. Research Entry Fellowships 2017

RACP Fellows Research Entry Scholarship             $20,000 (reduced amount)     
Dr Andrew Yam for the research project: Investigating the function of tumour egressing CD8+ T cells in anti-tumour response

New Zealand Fellows Research Entry Scholarship              $45,000
Dr Ngai Man Annie Wong for the research project: Novel biomarkers for melanoma immunotherapy

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship    $30,000
Dr Emma Scott for the research project:  Comparison of vascular health status in people with Type 1 diabetes treated by multiple daily insulin injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions (CSII) therapy.       

Osteoporosis Australia RACP Research Entry Scholarship               $45,000
Dr Angela Sheu for the research project:  The relationship between osteoporosis and diabetes: exploring the bone-metabolism interface    

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship in Rural Health      $30,000
Dr Rosalie Schultz for the research project:  Investing in land management and culture to enhance Aboriginal health and well being

Shields Research Entry Scholarship          $45,000
Dr Melissa Lee for the research project: Closed Loop Insulin Delivery and Islet Cell Transplantation in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Severe Hypoglycaemia: An Evaluation of Glycaemia, Counter-Regulatory

Arnott Research Entry Scholarship in Cancer Research    $45,000
Dr Grace Gifford for the research project:  Molecular classification of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Translating gene expression profiling technology into clinical practice

AChSHM Research Entry Scholarship       $30,000
Dr Janet Towns for the research project: Epidemic syphilis in Victoria 2015: Where to from here?

ResMed Foundation/SHF Research Entry Scholarship      $35,000
Dr Jasneek Chawla for the research project:  Evaluation of the Impact of Treatment for Sleep Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome

5. RACP NHMRC Awards for Excellence 2017

RACP NHMRC CRB Blackburn Scholarship              $10,000
Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam for the research project:  The role of mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells and gut micro-biota in the pathogenesis of paediatric autoimmune liver disease (AILD.) University of Melbourne

RACP P&CHD NHMRC Scholarship            $10,000
Dr Bianca Middleton for the research project:  Strategies to reduce the burden of gastroenteritis in Aboriginal children

RACP NHMRC Woolcock Scholarship       $10,000
Dr Yuan Lim for the research project:  Does metformin have a disease modifying effect in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis? A multicentre randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Monash University

RACP Jacquot NHMRC Award for Excellence        $10,000
Dr Titi Chen for the research project:  Defining the role of kidney CD103+ dendritic cells in kidney disease for potential therapies

RACP Jacquot NHMRC Award for Excellence        $10,000
Dr Mardiana Lee for the research project:  Energy Metabolism in Renal Fibrosis

RACP NHMRC JJ Billings Scholarship         $10,000
Dr Hariharan Sugumar for the research project:  CAPLA study: Catheter Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: A Multicentre randomised study of Pulmonary vein antral isolation (PVAI) alone vs PVAI with posterior Left Atrial wall isolation (PWI) 

RACP NHMRC Kincaid-Smith Scholarship               $10,000
Dr Lousia Lo for the research project:  Circulating Tumour DNA as a Personalized Biomarker in ER Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

6. Research Development Grants 2017

New Zealand Research Development Scholarship             $20,000
Dr Maria Saito Benz for the research project:  Neonatal Neurocritical care: Near Infrared spectroscopy for Monitoring brain Oxygenation in preterm infants (NIMO)

Queensland State Committee Research Development Grant      $10,000
Dr Friederike Beker for the research project:  Smell and taste to improve body composition in very preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.       

RACP AFOEM Research Development Scholarship            Up to $30,000   
Dr Claire Hollo for the research project:  A comparison of absenteeism, disability and occupational profile in patients suffering chronic musculoskeletal pain.

7. Travel Grants​ 

Margorie Hooper Scholarship     $10,000
Dr Joanna Tieu for the research project:  Optimising therapy in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody associated vasculitis               

Bushell Travelling Fellowship in Medicine or the Allied Sciences  $25,000
Dr Hamish Philpott for the research project:  Antigen presentation and the significance of barrier integrity in esophageal eosinophilia

Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel Grant              $5,000
Dr Om Narayan for the research project:  Long term outcomes with percutaneous atrial septal defect closure     

Richard Kemp Memorial (Travelling) Fellowship $5,000  
Dr Bradley Gardiner for the research project:  Role of secondary prophylaxis with valganciclovir in the prevention of recurrent CMV disease in solid organ transplant recipients          

Rowden White Travelling Fellowship       $5,000  
Dr Sally Abell for the research project:  Optimising risk prediction, antenatal interventions and treatment targets in diabetes in pregnancy


2017 Indigenous Health Scholarships

Award Recipient                    Award

Dr Lisa Bichard               College Indigenous Health Scholarship

Dr Prerna Sehgal             Pacific Islander Health Scholarship (residents of NZ)

Dr Matthew Wheeler        New Zealand Indigenous Health Scholarship

Dr Ngaree Blow               Indigenous Health Scholarship for Paediatrics and Child Health


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