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Research Excellence Awards

With a record number of abstracts submitted in recent years, the prestigious Research Excellence Awards returned to the 60th PAH Health Symposium in 2021.

Sponsored by the PA Research Foundation and Translational Research Institute (TRI), the Research Excellence Awards showcased the best clinical and laboratory/basic science research undertaken by student and early career researchers across Metro South Health (MSH) and affiliated research institutes.

The Research Excellence Awards support all forms of health research and are open to health professionals engaged in research in addition to their clinical practice (clinician-researchers) as well as non-clinician-researchers.

Abstracts were invited for oral and poster presentations. In 2021 two additional poster categories were introduced. These 'Collaborative Research' categories showcased MSH partnerships producing high impact, innovative research.

Awards

The Research Excellence Awards oral finalist presentations took place via a Zoom webinar virtual platform on Thursday 26 August 2021. There wasn't a poster exhibition this year. Instead, ePosters were on continuous display on this site and the event app.

Congratulations to the poster and oral award winners.

Oral award winners

Winners of the five oral award categories below will each receive $1,000:

  • PA Research Foundation Researcher of the Year AwardStudent researcher, Clinical Science: Chariclia Paradissis
  • PA Research Foundation Researcher of the Year AwardStudent researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science: Jennifer Stables
  • PA Research Foundation Researcher of the Year AwardEarly career researcher, Clinical Science: Dr Marc Nikels
  • PA Research Foundation Researcher of the Year AwardEarly career researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science: Dr Arutha Kulasinghe
  • PA Research Foundation Researcher of the Year AwardPeople's Choice: Dr Mahasha Perera

Poster award winners

Winners of the seven poster award categories below will each receive $500:

  • PA Research Foundation Best Poster AwardStudent researcher, Clinical Science: Nameer van Oosterom and Lisa Jurak
  • PA Research Foundation Best Poster AwardStudent researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science: Sara Hassan
  • PA Research Foundation Best Poster AwardEarly career researcher, Clinical Science: Dr Samuel Chan
  • PA Research Foundation Best Poster AwardEarly career researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science: Dr Nataly Stylianou
  • TRI Translational Research Partnerships AwardBench to bedside: Dr Penny Jeffery
  • TRI Research Partnerships AwardInterdisciplinary Excellence: Dr Nazanin Falconer and Victoria Donoghue
  • PA Research Foundation Best Poster AwardPeople's Choice: Dr Emily Steel
Last updated 7 September 2021
Last reviewed 7 September 2021