Professor Hatem Salem awarded 2011 David de Kretser Medal
Professor David de Kretser, former Governor of Victoria, presented the Monash University 2011 David de Kretser Medal to Professor Hatem Salem, Director of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases on 7 June. The medal is awarded for exceptional contributions to the Faculty and to medical science generally. Posted 7/6/12
Professor Shaun Jackson
Professor Shaun Jackson from the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases has been awarded a Biennial Award for Contributions to Hemostasis (BACH) Investigator Recognition Award by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). Professor Jackson was presented with his award at the recent biennial Congress of the Society held in Kyoto, Japan.
ISTH is the leading worldwide organisation dedicated to the advancement of understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
The BACH awards recognise individuals who have made significant contributions to research and education in blood coagulation. The awards are presented in two categories: Distinguished Career Awards and Investigator Recognition Awards.
The Investigator Recognition Award recognises ISTH members whose accomplishments are internationally regarded as exceptional models of excellence in research and teaching.
Professor Jackson said the award recognised the contribution he and his colleagues have made in the area of blood clotting.
“It is an honour to be recognised by my peers in this way,” said Professor Jackson.
“Our laboratory has discovered a new mechanism promoting blood clot formation that may play an important role in promoting disease-causing blood clots.
“We have also developed a new class of anticlotting therapies that appear to be safer and more effective than existing anticlotting agents, such as aspirin and clopidogrel.
“These new agents are currently undergoing clinical evaluation and have considerable potential in the treatment of heart disease and stroke.”
Congratulations to Professor Hatem Salem who has just been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia ( AM ) for service to medicine in the field of haematology as a clinician, educator and researcher and also through the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases.For Further Details about this award please click here
NHMRC Australia Fellowship
Professor Shaun Jackson was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Australia Fellowship, commencing in January 2010. The Australia Fellowship aims to attract and retain leading health and medical researchers across all disciplines and offers a one line budget of $4,000,000 over five years.
Professor Jackson will use his fellowship to identify an entirely new approach to the treatment of heart attacks and stroke. He will do this by developing innovative blood clotting therapies that prevent the disease-causing effects of disturbed blood flow. As part of his project he will collaborate with other world-class researchers both in Australia and overseas.
International honour for ACBD Researcher Professor Shaun Jackson
In July 2009, Professor Shaun Jackson delivered the Marion I. Barnhart Memorial Lecture at the XXII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). The ISTH Congress is the premier international haemostasis and thrombosis meeting, with over 5,000 registrants from all over the world attending the Boston meeting. Professor Jackson delivered his lecture on ‘Modern concepts of platelet activation during thrombus development' and following his presentation was awarded the Marion I. Barnhart commemorative plaque. This lecture represents one of the main presentations at the ISTH meeting and is a rare honour for an Australian scientist.
Marion Barnhart (1921-1985) made important discoveries in the fields of cellular physiology, blood coagulation and thrombosis, platelet vessel wall interactions and other aspects of hematology. Among her contributions are the description of the cellular sites for synthesis of prothrombin, fibrinogen and other blood coagulation proteins, the demonstration of the important role played by neutrophils and eosinophils in fibrin dissolution, scanning electron microscopy of the sequence of events in platelet activation and platelet-vessel wall interactions, circulatory pathways in the human spleen and the development of the human umbilical vein model for studying platelet-vessel wall interactions. The lectureship was established in 1987.
Previous Barnhart Lectures have been delivered by Evan Sadler, Marjorie Zucker, Kai Simons, Bob Rosenberg, Peter Carmeliet, Valentin Fushter, Désiré Collen, Ed Plow, Denisa Wagner and John Hartwig.
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NHMRC Career Development Award 2008
In December 2008, Dr Sascha Hughan was awarded a Career Development Award by the National Health and Medical Research Council. This award, designed to foster promising early career researchers, will allow Dr Hughan to continue her work examining a novel protein involved in the response of platelets to changing blood flow conditions during haemostasis and thrombosis.
Australian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) Scientific Medal 2007, 2008
The Australian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) Scientific Medal is an annual award, instituted in 1996, for clinical and laboratory research in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis. The award is presented at the annual combined meeting of the ASTH, the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) and the Australia and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT).
In both 2007 and 2008, the ASTH Scientific Medal was awarded to ACBD researchers. In 2007, Dr Simone Schoenwaelder received this award for her work uncovering a novel contractile mechanism regulating blood clot stability. In 2008, Dr Elizabeth Gardiner received the award for her work uncovering a shear-dependent mechanism for regulating platelet glycoprotein VI (GPVI) expression, a key receptor in arterial thrombosis and immune dysfunction.
National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellowship 2007
In 2007, Dr Justin Hamilton received one of three Career Development Fellowships awarded from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA). The five year Fellowship (2008-2012) is the NHFA's most prestigious award and will allow Justin to continue his work at the ACBD investigating novel approaches to prevent blood clot formation for the treatment of heart attacks and occlusive strokes.
2006, AMREP Research Prize
Professor Shaun Jackson and his research team were awarded the 2006 AMREP Research Prize. The presentation was made during Research Week at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), and was awarded for the article describing original research published in the journal with the highest impact factor in 2005.
Victorian Public Healthcare Awards
Minister’s Award for outstanding individual achievement
Professor Hatem Salem, was awarded the inaugural Minister’s Award for outstanding individual achievement. Professor Salem’s nomination was in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the community of Box Hill Hospital for more than 15 years, and to the wider community in medical education, training and research for over 30 years. Professor Salem’s contribution to Healthcare in Victoria was awarded during the State Governments’ inaugural Victorian Public Health Care Awards in November 2005.
2005, AMGEN National Medical Research Award
In June, 2005, Professor Shaun Jackson was awarded the AMGEN National Medical Researcher Award, in recognition for his work into new therapeutic treatments for coronary heart disease and stroke. The award was presented during Medical Research Week, hosted by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).