Barwon Health and Deakin University (BH DU) Research Prizes are part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of clinical and academic health and medical researchers.
The Best Paper of the Year Award recognises a paper of outstanding quality by a Barwon Health or Deakin University scientist or clinician researcher, accepted or published during the previous 12 months
The Best Research Poster Awards recognise the most outstanding research communicated via poster format conducted by Barwon Health or Deakin University researchers in six key research areas:
- Allied Health/Pharmacy
- Basic Science
- Population Health
Abstracts submitted for the Best Poster Awards by eligible Barwon Health clinical staff will also be considered for a Barwon Health Medical Staff Group (MSG) Prize.
2022 BH DU Research Prize winners
The BH DU Best Paper of the Year Award
- Clinician Researcher Category - Professor Eugene Athanand the team from the BH Public Health Unit: Environmental risk factors associated with the presence of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Victoria, Australia. Read the paper here
- Scientist Category - Ms Yuan Gao and the team from the Barwon Infant Study: Maternal gut microbiota during pregnancy and the composition of immune cells in infancy. Read the paper here
The BH DU Research Poster Awards
- Allied Health/Pharmacy - Ms Erin Parker and the team from BH Social Work: Exploring primary care clinician’s perspectives of the social work role in community health. View the poster here.
- Basic Science - Mrs Izel Eraslan and the team from IMPACT Trials: in vivo behavioural characteristics of novel RXFP3-acting drugs. View the poster here.
- Medical - Dr Christine Roder and the team from the BH Public Health Unit: Pregnancy -a key moment for engaging women with hepatitis B in care. View the poster here.
- Nursing - Mr Nathan Herbert and the team from the BH Cath Lab: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on a Victorian regional ST-elevation myocardial infarction service. View the poster here.
- Population Health - Dr Naomi Clarke and the team from the BH Public Health Unit: COVID-19 oral antiviral medication in South West Victoria: patterns, barriers, and use of targeted SMS messaging. View the poster here.
- Surgery - Dr John Kefalianos and the team from BH General Surgery: Does NELA accurately predict mortality in Australia. View the poster here.
View the 2022 BH DU virtual poster exhibition here.
2021 BH DU Research Prize Winners
The BH DU Best Research Paper of the Year Award
- Scientist Category - Ms Kara Anderson, IMPACT & BH Dept of Diabetes & Endocrinology: Normative data for peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) bone parameters in Australian men
- Clinician Researcher Category - Ms Sharyn Milnes, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research & BH Intensive Care Unit: Values, preferences, and goals identified during shared decision-making between critically ill patients and their doctors
The BH DU Research Poster Awards
- Allied Health/Pharmacy - Mr Matthew Thackeray: Lean mass as a risk factor for Intensive Care Unit admission: an observational study
- Basic Science - Dr Richard Williams: Tissue Programmed Hydrogels Functionalized with GDNF Improve Human Neural Grafts in Parkinson's Disease
- Implementation Science - Dr Mary Lou Chatterton: Telehealth service delivery in an Australian regional mental health service during Covid-19
- Medical - Dr Anand Ganes: Early revascularization in NonSTEMI
- Nursing - A/Prof Debra Kerr: Responding to Nurses' Communication Challenges
- Population Health - Ms Behnaz Azimi Manavi: Is there any association between antipsychotic medications use and bone quality?
- Surgery - Dr Angela Holmes: Intravesical OnabotulinumtoxinA. A wonderful tool but are we underestimating urinary retention?