Staff and student awards

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Research Awards and Grants received by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences:

Darren Hunter, Michal Schneider, Caroline Wright (2018). Victorian Medical Radiation Practitioners Education Trust (VMRTPET). Overcoming radiation therapy language barriers with the use of an instant translation device for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients  $9000.
Michal Schneider and Matthew Dimmock (2017). Monash Strategic Grant. Next generation X-ray imaging of the breast for virtual histo-pathology $21,000.

Sonia Brennan, Michal Schneider, Watson D, Kandasamy Y, Rudd D. (2017). The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (QLD Gov) The renal parenchyma – Evaluation of a novel ultrasound measurement to assess fetal renal development. $21,000.

Brennan S, Schneider M, Watson D, Kandasamy Y, Rudd D (2017). Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine  Research grant (ASUM). The renal parenchyma – Evaluation of a novel ultrasound measurement to assess fetal renal development. $20,000.

Caroline Wright (2016). Victorian Medical Radiation Practitioners Education Trust. Professionalism in the medical radiation practice professions: understanding professional dilemmas through student narratives about workplace learning. $10,000

Uschi Bay, Caroline Wright, Ruth Druva, Nabita Singh (2016). Office for Learning and Teaching Grant. Facilitating allied health students' accurate assessment of clients' emotional content by incorporating understanding of context, culture and lived experience.  $15,000

Ruth Druva, John McInerney (2015). Finalist for eLearning Higher Education Sector (Pebble Pad).

Ruth Druva, John McInerney (2015). LearnX Impact Awards (National) Finalist for Best New Technology Implementation (PebblePad).

Stuart Mazzone, Michael J Farrell. NHMRC Project Grant (2015-2018). Dissecting the central organization of cough neural networks. $846,671.

Cynthia Cowling. Monash University. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Teaching and Learning Grant (2015). The Story of Breast Imaging: A blended learning approach to engage students in the real life mammographic experience. $15,000.

Marilyn Baird, Cynthia Cowling, Kirsten Schliephake. Dragons Den (2014). Integrating Science and Practice - Interactive Case studies and e-Publication. $75,000.

Michal Schneider. NHMRC Equipment Grant (2014). Philips CX-50 Portable Ultrasound Machine for real live, non-invasive imaging of cardiovascular and renal disease. $83,000.

Chin Chin Ooi, Michal Schneider, Lee S, Marks P (2014). Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Elastography of the Achilles Tendon. $8000

Hang Lee, Paul Lombardo, Michal Schneider (2014). American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine - Best Scientific Poster Award (Second Place).

Michal Schneider. NHMRC Project Grant (2013-2016). Cranial Ultrasound of the Newborn: Knowledge, Safety and Practice. $246,000.

Imelda Williams, Marilyn Baird. Department of Health, Queensland (2014). Purchase of services to develop training and assessment resources to support radiography staff to provide written comment on plain fim x-rays. $48,841.

Imelda Williams, Cynthia Cowling. Department of Health, Queensland (2013). Review Medical Imaging Entry Level and Advanced Level Competencies for Image Interpretation Capability. $26,598.

Stuart Mazzone, Michael J Farrell, Gary Egan. NHMRC Project Grant (2013-2015). Activity in central cough networks in patients with cough hypersensitivity. $443,630.

Caroline Wright, Marilyn Baird. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing - Better Access to Radiation Oncology Grant (2012). The Development and Implementation of a National Educational Curriculum Framework for Advancing Radiation Therapy Practice. $777,239.

Rebecca Owen, Caroline Wright. Medical Radiation Technologist Board of Queensland - Advanced Practice Project, Palliative Radiation Therapy (2011). $10,000.

Caroline Wright. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Better Access to Radiation Oncology (2011). Introduction of Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training Systems (VERT) into Radiation Therapy Teaching Universities. $129,566. 

Postgraduate Students' Awards

Nigel Anderson, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), Recipient of the Best Overall Research Prize, 2017.

Silvia Van Dyk, Australian Brachytherapy Meeting, Best Oral Presentation Award, 2015.

Kathryn Floros, VIC Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography Prize in Radiation Therapy, 2014.

Amber Scull, TAS Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography Prize in Radiation Therapy, 2014.

Nimesh Fernando, VIC  Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography  Student Paper Prize in Radiation Therapy, 2014.

Sylvia Van Dyk, 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Best Oral Presentation Award, October 2013.

Hang Lee, Australian Sonographers Association Conference, Best Oral Presentation Award, 2013.

Hang Lee, Australian Sonographers Association, Best Research Grant ($5000), 2013. 

Megan Hall, VIC Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Best Oral Presentation Prize 2012.

Nigel Anderson, Australian Institute of Radiography Annual Scientific Meeting (Sydney), Best Oral Presentation, April 2012.

Shawna Farquharson, J-D Tournier, J-D., Calamante, F., Mandelstam, S., Schneider-Kolsky, M., Berkovic, SF., Scheffer, IE., Jackson, G., Connelly., Whole Brain Tractography Mapping Reveals Abnormal Structural Connections in Neuronal Heterotopia. 2012 SMRT President's Award - 22nd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Shawna Farquharson, Tournier, J-D, Calamante, F, Fabinyi, G., Schneider-Kolsky, M, Jackson, G, Connelly, ‘Clinical Fibre Tracking: Why We Need To Move Beyond DTI', Austin Health, Melbourne Florey Neuroscience Institute Award - Austin Research Week

Ansari, S., Shawna Farquharson, Speare, S., Mandelstam, S., Jackson, G., Connelly, A Incidental findings in neuro-imaging research: The impact of neurological opinion on the need for clinical follow-up. 2012 SMRT President's Award - 21st Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia

Paul Lombardo (PhD student & Staff), Michal Schneider-Kolsky, M Jane Black, Robert De Matteo, Richard Harding, Vivian Nguyen & Graeme Polglase. Is there a gender effect on cardiovascular function of lambs delivered preterm?  Most Outstanding Presentation' at the Annual Meeting of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, March 2012.

Andrea Myers, VIC Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Best Oral Presentation Award, 2011.

Undergraduate Students' Award

Hogan Sharpe, Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), Recipient of the Harold Anderson Memorial - Best Student Diagnostic Imaging Paper, 2018.

Pratik Vageesh, VIC Branch of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), Recipient of the Harold Anderson Memorial Diagnostic Prize, 2017.

Sajee Kulatunga, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), Recipient of the RANZCR Prize for the Best Student Research Project in Medical Imaging, 2016.

Pratik Vageesh, VIC Branch of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), Best Oral Presentation Award, 2016.

Dan Huynh, had her presentation entitled "The role of an International Professional Organisation in radiography" accepted at the ISRRT World Congress in Seoul South Korea 2016.

Daniel McLeod, VIC Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography,  Best Oral Presentation Award, 2012.

Melinda Adeney, VIC Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Best Oral Presentation Award, 2011.

Gina Westhorpe, NATIONAL Best Oral Presentation Award, Australian Institute of Radiography, 2010.

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Undergraduate Students' Awards (Monash University)

Stacey Lang, Student Recognition Prize, awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 2014.

Jason Lieu Vuong,  MIA Highest Aggregate Mark for Year 1 Overall Prize ($200 cheque or book voucher), 2013.

Courtney Marie Tulloch, Shimadzu Highest Aggregate Mark for Radiographic Imaging and Methods Year 1 Prize ($200 cheque or book voucher), 2013.

Tricia Au-Yong, Tyco Healthcare Highest Aggregate Mark for Year 2 Overall Prize ($200 cheque), 2013.

Shu Xuan Au Yang, ATL (Philips)  Highest Aggregate Mark for Ultrasound studies Year 3 Prize ($200 cheque), 2013.

Tiffany Michelle Gan, Toshiba Highest Aggregate Mark for CT studies Year 3 Prize ($200 cheque or book voucher), 2013.

Visal Hean, Siemens Highest Aggegrate Mark for MRI Year 4 Prize ($200 cheque), 2013.

Lara Alice Baker, Australian Institute of Radiographers Highest Aggregate Mark for Year 4 of the Radiography and Medical Imaging course Prize ($200 cheque), 2013.