2023 MMS Publication Prizes

About the Prizes

The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) Publication Prizes aim to recognise and reward high quality research produced by Early Career Academic (ECA) and graduate research candidates, and their ability to effectively communicate the significance and impact of their work to a diverse audience.

A cash prize of $1500 will be available in each of the following categories:

  • Graduate Researcher (Clinician Researcher)
  • Graduate Researcher (Discovery Researcher)
  • Early Career Academic (Clinician Researcher)
  • Early Career Academic (Discovery Researcher)

Applicants are required to provide a lay summary of the significance and impact of research  which was published in 2022 or 2023.

Prize recipients will be invited to present their featured research in a 5 minute talk at the annual MMS Research Symposium which will be held on Wednesday 15 November from 10am to 1pm.

See information below to apply. Application forms and prizes for graduate researchers and ECAs differ so please ensure you are submitting the right form.

Applications for the 2023 round will open on Tuesday 8 August 2023.

Applications will close at 11:59pm on Monday 11 September 2023 (deadline extended due to discrepancy of dates on application form). Finalists will be notified by mid October.

How to apply

Please ensure you read the guidelines for eligibility and assessment criteria before applying.

Download the 2023 MMS Publication Prize Guidelines.

Graduate Researchers

To apply for the 2023 Publication Prizes for Graduate Researchers please download the application form and submit it to the Research inbox at mms-research@unimelb.edu.au.

Download Graduate Researcher application form.

Early Career Academic

To apply for the 2023 Publication Prizes for Early Career Academics please download the application form and submit it to the Research inbox at mms-research@unimelb.edu.au.

Download Early Career Academic Application Form.

If you have any further questions, please contact the MMS Research Support team on mms-research@unimelb.edu.au.

Past Prize Recipients

  • 2022

    Graduate Research Category - Basic Science

    Mr Peter Georgeson
    Department of Clinical Pathology
    Identifying colorectal cancer caused by biallelic MUTYH pathogenic variants using tumor mutational signatures

    Graduate Researcher Category - Clinicial Scientist

    Dr Kate Hodgson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Nasal High-Flow Therapy during Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation

    Early  Career Researcher - Basic Science

    Dr Maria Di Biase
    Department of Psychiatry
    Cell type-specific manifestations of cortical thickness heterogeneity in schizophrenia

    Early Career Researcher - Clinician Scientist

    Dr Lachlan Miles
    Department of Critical Care
    Associations between non-anaemic iron deficiency and outcomes following elective cardiac surgery (IDOCS): a prospective cohort study

  • 2021

    Student Category

    Dr Anis Hamid
    Department of Surgery
    Transcriptional profiling of primary prostate tumor in metastatic hormonesensitive prostate cancer and association with clinical outcomes: correlative analysis of the E3805 CHAARTED trial5 

    Ms Victoria Soriano
    Department of Paediatrics
    Infant pacifier sanitization and risk of challenge proven food allergy: A cohort study

    Ms Emma Webb
    Department of Paediatrics
    Feasibility and acceptability of targeted salivary cytomegalovirus screening through universal newborn hearing screening

    ECR Category

    Dr Yet Hong Khor
    Department of Medicine (Austin Health)
    Ambulatory Oxygen in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

    Dr  Chantal Attard
    Department of Paediatrics
    Long-term outcomes of warfarin versus aspirin after Fontan surgery

    Dr Chamara  Basnayak
    Department of Medicine (SVH)
    Standard gastroenterologist versus multidisciplinary treatment for functional gastrointestinal disorders (MANTRA): an open-label, single-centre, randomised controlled trial.

  • 2020

    Student Category

    Christina Johnson (Department of Medical Education)

    Chrishan Joseph Nalliah (Department of Medicine and Radiology)

    Ye Tian (Department of Psychaitry)

    ECR Category

    Dr Charles Malpas (Department of Medicine and Radiology)

    Dr Tamsyn van Rheener  (Department of Psychiatry)

    Emmanuel Peng Kiat Pua (Department of Medicine and Radiology)

  • 2019

    Student Category

    Dr Gregory King  (Department of Paediatrics) -  winner

    Dr Mervyn Kyi (Department of Medicine, RMH)

    Miss Martha  Alexandra Blank (Department of Medicine, SVH)

    ECR Category

    Dr Laila Ibrahim (Department of Paediatrics)

    Dr Ada Cheung (Department of Medicine, Austin Health)

    Dr Ahmed Al Saedi (Department of Medicine, Western Health)

  • 2018

    Jonathan Kaufman (Department of General Practice) - winner

    Caio Seguin (Department of Psychiatry)

    Philippa Karoly (Department of Medicine, SVH)

    Early Career Researcher

    Dr Sarah Hanieh (Department of Medicine, RMH)

    Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen (Department of Psychiatry)

    Dr Carmine Onofrillo (Department of Surgery, SVH)