Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and ECR Fellows from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been honoured in the Faculty’s annual ECR Publication Prizes.
Each year, the Faculty awards prizes in each of the Faculty disciplines to six ECRs who have published an outstanding piece of research. For the first time in 2015, this prize has been extended to include an additional six ECR Fellows.
All 12 prize winners will be presented with their certificates at the ECR Symposium in November. While both ECRs and ECR Fellows will share some information about their publication in a five-minute presentation to the audience, the six ECRs will also receive $1,000 towards furthering their research career.
2015 ECR Publication Prize Winners
Dr Melissa Petrakis (School of Primary Health Care) won the Social and Educational Research category for her publication in Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development ‘Consumer measures and research co-production: a pilot study evaluating the recovery orientation of a mental health program collaboration.’
Dr Zoe Davidson (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health) won the Nursing and Allied Health category for her publication in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition ‘Observations of body mass index in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a longitudinal study.’
Dr Lahn Straney (School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine) won the Public Health Research category for his publication in The Lancet Infectious Diseases titled ‘Mortality related to invasive infections, sepsis, and septic shock in critically ill children in Australia and New Zealand, 2002–13: a multicentre retrospective cohort study.’
Dr Carmel Pezaro (Eastern Health Clinical School) won the Clinical Sciences category for her publication in European Urology ‘Activity of cabazitaxel in castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel and next-generation endocrine agents.’
Dr Tarrant Cummins (School of Psychological Sciences) won the Psychological Sciences category for his publication in Molecular Psychiatry ‘Alpha-2A adrenergic receptor gene variants are associated with increased intra-individual variability in response time.’
Dr Stephanie Simonds (School of Biomedical Sciences) won the Laboratory Based Sciences category for her publication in Cell ‘Leptin mediates the increase in blood pressure associated with obesity.’
2015 ECR Fellows Publication Prize Winners
Dr Carol Hodgson (School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine) won the Nursing and Allied Health category for her publication in Critical Care ‘Expert consensus and recommendations on safety criteria for active mobilization of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults.’
Dr Bradley Edwards (School of Biomedical Sciences) won the Clinical Sciences category for his publication in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine ‘Clinical predictors of the respiratory arousal threshold in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.’
Dr Tracy Heng (School of Biomedical Sciences) won the Laboratory Based Sciences category for her publication in American Journal of Transplantation ‘Establishment of transplantation tolerance via minimal conditioning in aged recipients.’
Dr Govinda Poudel (School of Psychological Sciences) won the Psychological Sciences category for her publication in Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience ‘Abnormal synchrony of resting state networks in premanifest and symptomatic Huntington disease: the IMAGE-HD study.’
Dr Bianca Brijnath (School of Primary Health Care) won the Social and Educational Research category for her publication in Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation ‘Mental health claims management and return to work: qualitative insights from Melbourne, Australia.’
Dr Joanne McKenzie (School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine) won the Public Health Research category for her publication in PLoS Medicine ‘Hand sanitiser provision for reducing illness absences in primary school children: a cluster randomised trial.’
For additional information on the winners please see: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/intranet/research/ecrinformationgateway/