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2012 Diabetes Research Innovation Award
JDRF and the Macquarie Group Foundation continue their support of excellence and innovation in type 1 diabetes research in 2012, through the annual Diabetes Research Innovation Awards.
The Awards will be presented to outstanding researchers in the field of type 1 diabetes for the publications or patents demonstrating the highest innovation, impact and importance in the 2011 calendar year.
The research submitted for review is to have been conducted in Australia.
Applicants must be appropriately qualified (PhD, MB BS or equivalent).
Applicants must hold a current position at an approved institution or organisation in Australia at the time of application; and must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident currently residing in Australia, or a temporary resident currently residing in Australia and holding a JDRF research award.
The Diabetes Research Innovation Awards seek to recognise research in the field of type 1 diabetes and its complications, demonstrating the highest innovation, influence and impact, published or patented in the 2011 calendar year.
All publications/patents are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Innovation in the approach to addressing a research question. Explanation of the innovative or unique aspect to the approach undertaken or methodology used to generate the research findings.
- Influence of the research findings in the field of research. Demonstrated evidence that these findings will change the understanding and direction of research in the area or improve the standard of practice.
- Impact of the research on the lives of people with type 1 diabetes, in the short or long-term. With particular reference to one or more of JDRF's therapeutic areas: Immune Therapies, Beta Cell Therapies, Complications Therapies or Glucose Control. Refer to the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Research Agenda.
The Awards are reviewed by a panel of eminent medical researchers in the field of type 1 diabetes and by a lay panel representing the type 1 diabetes community.
Nominations for the 2012 Diabetes Research Innovation Awards are now closed.
Recipient of the 2012 Diabetes Research Innovation Award
The winner of the 2012 Diabetes Research Innovation Awards was announced at the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society, and awarded in a private presentation.
Dr. Cecile King - For her work on the prevention of allograft rejection during islet transplantation.