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Achievements & Awards

A number of our KCA members are either leading experts in their fields or emerging as leaders. Their individual recognition and collaborative achievements include awards from the Cancer Institute NSW, the Australian Museum, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Australian Government Honours amongst others. While their collective awards and honours are more extensive these are the more recent ones.

Achievements

Funding

KCA been successful in leveraging the initial CINSW $6.5m funding awarded in 2011 to a remarkable $72m by 2018. In addition individual KCA members have collectively successfully applied for over $25m in research funding for each of the last 3 years.

Publications

Annual publications by KCA members has doubled in the last 6 years, while the number of annual joint publications involving both clinical and preclinical investigators has nearly tripled over the same time.   KCA members have produced over 900 publications since 2012 which equates to a rate of 2.9 per week.  Meanwhile the number of successful grant applications by joint clinical and preclinical collaborations has nearly quadrupled.

Scholarships awarded

KCA has awarded over $900k in PhD top-ups and 3yr PhD scholarships since 2012

Awards

A number of our KCA members are either leading experts in their fields or emerging as leaders. Their individual recognition and collaborative achievements include awards from the Cancer Institute NSW, the Australian Museum, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Australian Government Honours amongst others. While their collective awards and honours are more extensive these are the more recent ones.

2019

  • Professor Maria Kavallaris AM
    • Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine and medical research in the field of childhood and adult cancers.

2015

Professor Murray Norris AM

Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medical research as a molecular biologist and through pioneering developments of treatments for cancer in children.

2014

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
    • Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of paediatric oncology

2012

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • Finalist, NSW Australian of the Year for childhood cancer research leadership

2007

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • Member of the Order of Australia for service to science in the field of research into childhood cancer, to scientific education, and to the community

2018

  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • NSW Public Service – Finalist for ‘Improving government services – Individual – Health’Information
  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • NSW Health Awards – finalist in the category of Delivering Integrated Care

2017

  • Professor Maria Kavallaris
    • Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering

2016

  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • NSW Government Women of the Year – nominee

Each year the Cancer Institute awards several prizes in cancer research.  The awards recognize basic, translational, clinical and behavioural sciences research in cancer. The following are KCA members who have received awards.

2018

  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • Rising Star PhD Candidate Award winner

2015

  • Dr Geoff McCowage, Professor Ian Alexander and Dr Belinda Kramer
    • ‘Excellence in Translational Cancer Research’ award for gene therapy research to improve treatment and side effects in children with brain cancer.
  • Associate Professor Daniel Catchpoole
    • ‘Big Data, Big Impact’ award for the data mining project, “The deep learning of  complex biological data for effective clinical decisions” which aims to provide clinicians with data enabling tailored treatment decisions to be made for each child with cancer.

2014

  • Professor Michelle Haber, AM
    • ‘Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year”  awarded for research that has led to key advances in basic cell and molecular biology, new insights into pathogenesis and potential therapies and an improvement in overall survival rates and development of internationally recognised standard of care for children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) .
  • Dr Claire Wakefield
    • ‘Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow of the Year’ for psycho-oncology research
  • Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD Candidate
    • ‘The Rising Star PhD Award’ for psycho-oncology research

2013

  • Dr Orazio Vittorio
    • The Kids Cancer Project Award
  • Dr Dimitri Conomos
    • ‘Outstanding Cancer Research Scholar’

2012

  • Professors, Michelle Haber AM, Glenn Marshall and Murray Norris
    • ‘Excellence in Translational Cancer Research’

2011

  • Professor Roger Reddel
    • ‘Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year’

2019

  • Professor Murray Norris AM, Deputy Director of the Children’s Cancer Research Institute
    • Sally Crossing AM Award for an Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research – Minimal residual disease diagnostic testing in children with leukaemia.

2012

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
    • “Ten of the Best”  – awarded to the top ten NHMRC-funded researchers who are leading the way in finding innovative solutions to some of our nation’s greatest health challenges.

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences elect persons to the position of Fellow who have demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine.

2017

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
  • Professor Roger Reddel

2016

  • Professor Maria Kavallaris

2015

  • Professor Ian Alexander
  • Professor Michelle Haber AM

2010

  • Professor Roger Reddel

The Eureka awards are presented annually to reward excellence in the fields of research and Innovation, leadership and science engagement.

KCA members who are nominees or recipients of  Eureka Prizes

2018

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • Finalist for ‘CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science’

2017

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • Finalist for ‘CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science’

2013

  • Professors, Michelle Haber AM, Glenn Marshall and Murray Norris
    • Finalist for ‘NSW Health Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research Translation’

Nature, one of the world’s top academic journals publishes each year the top ten researchers worldwide who have had a significant impact on  science.

2017

  • Professor Jennifer Byrne – for uncovering widespread genetic research fraud

2014

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
    • C Elaine Fields Lectureship awarded by Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Paediatric Society

2011

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • UNSW Sydney Science & Engineering Award for Biomedical Sciences

2008

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • UNSW Sydney DSc (Honoris Causa)

2017

  • Professor Roger Reddel
    • Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal of the Royal Australian College of Physicians

2015

  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • News Corporation Pride of Australia
  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Churchill Fellowship
  • Dr Antoinette Anazodo
    • The Prince of Wales Hospital Champions Award

2013

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
    • The Lancet – profiled for his role in both discovery science and clinical translation

2010

  • Professor Glenn Marshall AM
    • Fernbach Visiting International Scholar at the Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston

2007

  • Professor Michelle Haber AM
    • Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine – named as one of Australia’s 25 ‘True Leaders”