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2015 Awards

  • Alexis, J: completion of honours year medical student thesis with first class honours through the University of Notre Dame (sole supervisor A/Prof A Taylor).
  • Hopper I: NHMRC Early Career fellowship.
  • Hopper I: RACP Vincent Fairfax Family Research establishment fellowship.
  • Hopper I: completed PhD under supervision of Prof Henry Krum, “Polypharmacy in heart failure: are all the prescribed medications required?”
  • Kingwell BA, Duffy SJ, Siebel, A NHMRC Project Grant. “HDL Elevation and Glucose Metabolism: A Mechanistic Proof-of-Concept Intervention Trial in Pre-Diabetes” $490,468. (2014-2016).
  • Kistler P: Practitioner Fellow of the NHMRC.
  • La Gerche A: NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2015 – 2018).
  • La Gerche A: NHF Future Leaders Fellowship (2015 – 2018).
  • Reid C, Krum H, Cullen L, Chew D, Briffa T, Brieger D, Smith J, Duffy SJ, Macdonald P, Liew D. NHMRC. Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement” $2,500,000. (2016-2020).
  • McLellan A: European training fellowship from European Heart Rhythm Society 2015.
  • McLellan A: The Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship starting 2016.
  • Stub D: Early Career Fellowship NHMRC.
  • Stub D: RACP Foundation project grant.
  • Stub D: NRMRC project grant for EXACT trial (Australia wide randomized trial of oxygen in cardiac arrest).
  • Taylor A: Chief investigator NHMRC funded ($250,000) randomised controlled trial evaluating the antifibrotic effects of eplerenone in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Taylor A: Chief investigator of industry funded (N-Gene, USA - $800,000) randomised controlled trial evaluating the antifibrotic effects of the investigational compound BGP-15 in non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy.

2014 Awards

  • 2014: Dr Dion Stub has been awarded a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship for four years part-time research funding commencing 2015. Project title: Assessment of remote ischemic conditioning on post-cardiac arrest myocardial dysfunction by magnetic resonance imaging, invasive coronary hemodynamic measurements and markers of inflammation.
  • 2014: Dr Shane Nanayakkara (2nd Year Registrar 2014) won The Alfred Health “Excellence in Accountability” award during The Alfred Health week. (29/10/14)
  • 2014: Alex McLellan won the 2014 Alfred Health Week Research Poster Prize 'Noel and Imelda Foster' prize for Cardiovascular Research. Project title: Reverse Cardiac Remodelling Following Renal Denervation - Atrial Electrophysiologic And Structural Changes Associated With Blood Pressure Lowering.

2013 Awards

  • 2013: Dr Leah Iles has been awarded a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship which will commence in 2014.
  • 2013: Prof Murray Esler wins HBPR2013 Award at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific session. Excellence in hypertension award for his lecture "The sympathetic nervous system moves towards centre stage in cardiovascular medicine: from Thomas Willis to renal denervation".
  • 2013: Dr Alex McLellan won ‘Young Investigator’ Award at the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society conference in Hong Kong Oct 2013
  • 2013: Dr Tomos Walters PhD student won ‘Best Abstract’ award at the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society conference in Hong Kong Oct 2013.

2012 Awards

  • A/Prof Peter Kistler was awarded an NHMRC five year practitioner fellowship to enable him to continue his research into clinical electrophysiology particularly in relation to atrial fibrillation.
  • 2012: A/Prof David Kaye was awarded for the second time by NHMRC a Senior Principal Research Fellowship.
  • 2012: Prof Kaye was awarded the national Eureka Prize for Medical Research Translation for his developmental work in relation to cardiac devices in 2012.
  • 2012: A/Prof Peter Kistler was awarded a Practitioner Fellowship by NHMRC.
  • 2012: Dr Will Chan secured NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley fellowships allowing him a period of overseas research training to be followed by a period of supported research within the department.  
  • 2012: Geoff Lee secured NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley fellowships allowing him a period of overseas research training to be followed by a period of supported research within the department.  
  • 2012: James Hare was a recipient of a CSANZ/14th WCC Research Investigatorship that allowed him to continue his imaging related studies.  

2011 Awards

  • 2011: The award of a NHMRC five year programme grant totalling more than $12 million to a research team with Chief investigators Prof's Kaye, Dart, Esler, Jennings and also including Prof's Chin-Dusting, Kingwell & Sviridov from BakerIDI.  This is the third consecutive programme grant awarded for a clinical research team at The Alfred and will commence at the conclusion of the current quinquennium. This is in addition to the extant NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence award made to Prof's Dart, Kaye, Peter, Jennings, Kingwell and Chin-Dusting.  
  • 2011: A/Prof Peter Kistler was awarded an NHMRC five year practitioner fellowship to enable him to continue his research into clinical electrophysiology particularly in relation to atrial fibrillation.  
  • 2011: Won the Ralph Reader Prize (clinical division) at the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth.
  • 2011: A/Prof Andrew Taylor was awarded an NHMRC project grant for research in CMR.  
  • 2011: Dr J Hare is in receipt of a Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand WCC fellowship.  
  • 2011: [News Photo3&4] Caption: Dr William Chan a doctoral student of Prof Dart and Dr S Duffy, Prof Kaye and A/Prof Taylor was awarded the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Ralph Reader prize for clinical research (chief supervisor A/Prof Andrew Taylor) at the annual scientific meeting.  
  • 2011: Prof Esler was the invited speaker at the 'Inaugural Anniversary Professor and Lecture of The British Hypertension Society' and was elected as Honorary Life Member of the British Hypertension Society.
  • 2011: Dr Rahul Sharma won the inaugural Registrar Research prize at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Victorian Division.

2010 Awards

  • 2010: Professor Dart and colleagues have been awarded a further NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for five years for Training in Translational Cardiology award and this is the third consecutive quinquennium in which investigators from the department have received this or similar award.
  • 2010:    Professor Dart is also an investigator with Dr Dmitri Sviridov from BakerIDI on a new NIH grant, relation to atherosclerosis and HIV.
  • 2010: Dr Jonathan Habersberger won the prestigious Ralph Reader Prize at the annual society meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand for his work under the supervision of Professor Karl Heinz Peter.
  • 2010: Dr Danni Michelle's work on the effect of high blood pressure on the adhesion of leukocytes to the vascular endothelium won first prize at the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia annual meeting.
  • 2010: Dr James Hare has been the recipient of a CSANZ fellowship.
  • 2010: Dr Peter Kistler has been appointed as an Associate Professor by the University of Melbourne.
  • 2010: Dr David Bertovic is the recipient of NHMRC scholarship for continuation of his PhD.
  • 2010: Himawan Fernando (BMed Sci student) was awarded an H1 for his years work under the supervision of Dr James Shaw

2009 Awards

  • 2009: Ahimastos A: NHF Grant-in-Aid Award (Senior Investigator) ACE inhibition; A potential therapy for peripheral arterial disease. 2008-2010.
  • 2009: Ahimastos A: Short-listed for the "Clinical Science Young Investigator Award" at European Society of Cardiology, Munich August 2008; 800 Euro Prize.
  • 2009: Chin-Dusting J: NHMRC Project Grant (#526664). The role of arginase in peripheral occlusive arterial disease. (2009-2011: $234, 250).
  • 2009: Chin-Dusting J/Dart A: Nanovic Victoria Pty Ltd.  Investigator-led seeding grant.  Targeted imaging of vasculature using nanoparticles. (2007-2009: $278,000).
  • 2009: Dart A/Esler M/Kaye D/Jennings G/ Kingwell B/Chin-Dusting J are CI's on a NHMRC Program Grant (#472600). A program of research addressing the transition from health to advanced cardiovascular disease. (2008-2012: $12,281,756).
  • 2009: Dart A: Invited speaker Gaston Bauer Lecture, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide 2008.
  • 2009: de Courten B: Inflammation and Obesity Stock conference, Cairns.
  • 2009: Drew B: Australian Diabetes Society, "Pincus Taft Young Investigator Award".
  • 2009: Drew B: International Vascular Biology meeting – Melbourne Satellite, "Best Poster Presentation".
  • 2009: Taylor A: NHF Grant-in-Aid. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis in advanced heart failure. (2 yrs $123,500).
  • 2009: Vaddadi G: Won the Ralph Reader Prize (clinical) at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide 2008.
  • 2009: Woollard K: Obtained a NHF Fellowship (2009-2010).

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