SCHN Researcher awarded top leadership in public health research by NHMRC

16 August 2021

Professor Allison Tong, Co-Leader of Centre for Kidney Research Clinical Research group at Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award.

The prestigious award recognises and celebrates her leadership in public health research. The NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Awards were established to promote and foster the career development of female researchers and are awarded annually to the highest ranked female applicant (Leadership category) in science and medicine.

Prof Tong and her research team aims to establish and implement core patient-important outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) by partnering with patients across all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease, including preventing disease progression, improving fatigue in patients on dialysis, and optimising life participation of kidney transplant recipients. This will be implemented through evidence translation at a global scale to transform practice and policy for improved patient-centred care and outcomes.

It is an honour to receive this award, particularly because it reflects recognition of the importance of partnering with patients in setting research priorities through to implementing the findings, to ensure that we do research that matters to patients, and to improve outcomes that are important to them.

It is not just about improving survival. We have to work with patients in a meaningful and impactful way so they are empowered to live well with their condition.

Click here for the full list of 2020 Research Excellence Awards

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