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Dr Myles Young wins Emerging Health Researcher Award

Summary

Men’s health researcher Dr Myles Young has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher for his work to improve the mental and physical health of men.

The eighth annual Emerging Health Researcher Awards recognised five finalists who showcase the diversity and emerging talent in the health and medical research sector. Dr Myles Young received the top honour for his work improving the physical and mental health of men.

Annette Schmiede, Bupa Health Foundation Executive Leader
We received many deserving nominations this year and I am humbled by the dedication and talent that is represented in this diverse group. It is with great pride that the Bupa Health Foundation invests in these emerging health researchers.
Annette Schmiede, Bupa Health Foundation Executive Leader

Dr Young accepted the award at a ceremony in Melbourne.

“A career in research can be a difficult path to forge, even if you’re lucky to have a great mentor as I do in Professor Phil Morgan. When the finalists were announced I was beyond inspired by the company I found myself in. It’s an honour to be named the overall winner and I can’t wait to use this support to create better health outcomes for men’s health,” said Dr Young.

The Emerging Health Researcher Awards acknowledge the valuable contributions of health researchers to improve the health and wellbeing of our community, and to provide resources and support to aid their career development.

In addition to the prizes awarded to each finalist, a number of nominees were invited to attend a workshop on research impact.

Delivered by Dr Tamika Heiden of Research Impact Academy, the interactive session provided valuable tools to help researchers demonstrate the impact of their work to funding bodies and the community.

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Dr Myles Young

Emerging Health Researcher Award 2019 – awarded $20,000 to further the recipient’s research career

Dr Myles Young, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle

 

Finalists – awarded $5,000 to further each recipient’s research career

Dr Myles Young, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Education, University of Newcastle

Dr Jie Bin Lew, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW

Dr Gemma Sharp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Monash University

Dr Saree Alnaghy, Research Associate, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, The University of Wollongong

Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo, NHMRC Research Fellow, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland

To learn more about each of the finalists read our announcement.

 

Commendations – awarded $1,000 to further each recipient’s research career

Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa, Research Fellow, Latrobe University - Developing new antibiotic products to overcome drug resistant bacteria

Dr Jane Davies, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research - Working to eliminate Hepatitis B virus in the Northern Territory.

Dr Lining (Arnold) Ju, Postdoctoral Fellow, Heart Research Institute, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney - Developing biotechnologies for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Mark Deady, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW - Mental health of high-risk individuals and appropriate interventions.

Dr Kathryn Eastwood, Research Fellow, Critical Care Research, Monash University - Developing novel tools to reduce the burden on emergency health services.

 

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