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WACRA Publication Prize
The WACRA Publication Prizes acknowledge the best scientific papers arising from cardiovascular research undertaken by WA researchers.

WACRA Publication Prize Winners 2023

PhD Student Category: Winner

Michael Vernon, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Engineering Heart Valve Interfaces Using Melt Electrowriting: Biomimetic Design Strategies from Multimodal Imaging

PhD Student Category: Runner Up

Abadi Gebre, Edith Cowan University

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I is associated with an increased fall-related hospitalisation risk

EMCR Category: Winner

Dr Janessa Pickering, Telethon Kids Institute

Genomics of Strep A infections in children to inform primary prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease

EMCR Category: Runner Up

Dr Benjamin Parmenter, Edith Cowan University

Higher habitual dietary flavonoid intake associates with lower propensity of the abdominal aorta to calcify

People’s Choice Award

Bonnie Hyatt, Telethon Kids Institute

Media-dependent resistance in Group A Streptococcus

WACRA Publication Prize Winners 2022

Student Researcher

Qidi (Clark) Ying, The University of Western Australia

PCSK9 inhibition with alirocumab decreases plasma lipoprotein(a) concentration by a dual mechanism of action in statin-treated patients with very high apolipoprotein(a) concentration

Journal of Internal Medicine

Early Career Researcher

Dr Marc Sim, Edith Cowan University

Abdominal aortic calcification on lateral spine images captured during bone density and late-life dementia risk in older women: a prospective cohort study

The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific


People's Choice Award

Dr Marc Sim, Edith Cowan University

WACRA Publication Prize Winners 2021

Student Researcher

Benjamin Parmenter, The University of Western Australia

Habitual flavonoid intake and ischemic stroke incidence in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Cohort

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Early-Career Researcher

Revathy Carnagarin, The University of Western Australia

May Measurement Month 2019: an analysis of blood pressure screening results from Australia

European Heart Journal Supplements


Mid-Career Researcher

Joshua Lewis, Edith Cowan University

Prognostic Value of Abdominal Aortic Calcification: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Journal of the American Heart Association

People's Choice Award

Benjamin Parmenter, The University of Western Australia

WACRA Publication Prize Winners 2020

Cardiovascular Public Health

Nicola Bondonno, Edith Cowan University

Flavonoid intake is associated with lower mortality in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Cohort

Nature Communications


Cardiovascular Clinical Research

Pyi Naing, University of Notre Dame (Fremantle)

Top End Pulmonary Hypertension Study: Understanding the Epidemiology, Therapeutic Gaps and Prognosis in Remote Australian Setting

Heart, Lung and Circulation


Cardiovascular Biomedical Research

Ashay Shah, The University of Western Australia

A dendronized polymer variant that facilitates safe delivery of a calcium channel antagonist to the heart

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine

WACRA Awards Night
The WACRA Awards Night recognises members achievements and contribution throughout the year

WACRA Awards Night Winners 2023

Publication Award

Dr Hadi Afsharan, The University of Western Australia

Hypertension-associated changes in retinal blood vessel walls measured in vivo with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Impact Award

Dr Lakshini Herat, The University of Western Australia

Leadership Award

Associate Professor Joshua Lewis, Edith Cowan University

Researcher of the Year Award

Associate Professor Joshua Lewis, Edith Cowan University

Mentor Award

Dr Elena de Juan-Pardo, The University of Western Australia

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winthrop Professor Billie Giles-Corti, The University of Western Australia

Please contact us if you have achievements that deserve recognition and acknowledgement from WACRA.

Please send us details regarding achievements, awards or scholarships that have resulted from the research or work you are currently undertaking. 

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