8 Dec 2016

AMREP EMCR 2016 Best Paper Awards

Smitha Georgy won the AMREP
EMCR best paper award in the
Biomedical Research category
Congratulations to the winners of this year's AMREP EMCR 2016 Best Paper Awards! The competition was strong and well done to all for entering. The categories were for Biomedical, Clinical and Public Health, with awards for Early and mid-career researchers in each. Below is a list of the winners in each of the respective categories. Awardees are given a certificate and a $500 Visa Prepaid Gift card.



Biomedical Research Best Paper Awards


Early-Career Researcher
Michelle Boyle, Burnet Institute
Boyle MJ, Reiling L, Feng G, Langer C, Osier FH, Aspeling-Jones H, Cheng YS, Stubbs J, Tetteh KK, Conway DJ, McCarthy JS, Muller I, Marsh K, Anders RF, Beeson JG. Human antibodies fix complement to inhibit Plasmodium falciparum invasion of erythrocytes and are associated with protection against malaria. Immunity. 2015 Mar 17;42(3):580-90. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.02.012

Mid-Career Researcher
Smitha Georgy, Monash CCS
Smitha RG, Cangkrama M, Srivastava S, Partridge D, Auden A, Dworkin S, McLean CA, Jane SM, Darido C. Identification of a Novel Proto-oncogenic Network in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2015;107(9):djv152. doi:10.1093/jnci/djv152


Clinical Research Best Paper Awards


Early-Career Researcher
Dion Stub, Monash SPHPM/Baker IDI/Alfred
Stub D, Smith K, Bernard S, Nehme Z, Stephenson M, Bray JE, Cameron P, Barger B, Ellims AH, Taylor AJ, Meredith IT, Kaye DM. Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. 2015 Jun 16;131(24):2143-50. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.014494. Epub 2015 May 22

Mid-Career Researcher
Carol Hodgson, Monash SPHPM/Alfred
Schmidt M, Stewart C, Bailey M, Nieszkowska A, Kelly J, Murphy L, Pilcher D, Cooper DJ, Scheinkestel C, Pellegrino V, Forrest P, Combes A, Hodgson C. Mechanical ventilation management during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a retrospective international multicenter study. Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):654-64. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000753.


Public Health Research Best Paper Awards


Early-Career Researcher
Eric Chow, Monash CCS/Alfred
Chow EP, Danielewski JA, Fehler G, Tabrizi SN, Law MG, Bradshaw CS, Garland SM, Chen MY, Fairley CK. Human papillomavirus in young women with Chlamydia trachomatis infection 7 years after the Australian human papillomavirus vaccination programme: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Nov;15(11):1314-23. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00055-9. Epub 2015 Jul 19.

Mid-Career Researcher
Jessica Kasza, Monash SPHPM
Kasza J, Polkinghorne KR, Marshall MR, McDonald SP, Wolfe R. Clustering and Residual Confounding in the Application of Marginal Structural Models: Dialysis Modality, Vascular Access, and Mortality. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Sep 15;182(6):535-43. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv090. Epub 2015 Aug 26.


There was an extensive panel of senior academic judges who generously donated their own time to assist in the judging of applications, includingh:
Steve Graham, Megan Lim, Christopher Fairley, Alisa Pedrana, Lachlan Gray, Robin Bell, Peter Higgs, Paul Nestel, David Curtis, Flavia Cicuttini, Jennifer Hoy, Manreena Kaur, Stuart Lee, Brian Drew, Mark Cooper, Peter Meikle, Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, Mark Wright, Mark Hogarth, Philippe Boeuf, Karin Jandeleit-Dahm, Julie McMullen, Geoff Head.

Finally, a big thank you to the AMREP EMCR 2016 Best Paper Awards Subcommittee (Leah Kivivali, Tope Adepoyibi, Lachlan Gray) who coordinated the receipt of applications and organised the judging panel and collating of scores.

Congratulations again to all the winners!
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