2018/2019 Raine Visiting Professor Awards and Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award announcement

May 30, 2018

The Raine Research Committee is pleased to announce the award of seven Raine Visiting Professor Awards and one Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award for the 2018 round.

The Raine Visiting Professor Award program was introduced in 1971 to facilitate the visit of distinguished scientists to Western Australia. The Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award program was introduced this year to facilitate the visit of high-achieving postdoctoral research scientists who are in the early stages of their career.

Visiting scientists bring many benefits to the WA scientific community including advances in health and medicine, cross-fertilisation of skills and ideas, networking and collaboration, as well as important reciprocal exchange programs. Visiting scientists also make a significant contribution to the teaching and research programs in their specialist field of medical research.

Congratulations to the successful recipients listed below:

Raine Visiting Professor Awards

Professor Mary Wlodek

University of Melbourne, Australia
Date of Visit: July/August 2018
Host: Associate Professor Geddes, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia

Dr Jim O’Connell (Raine/Forrest Fellow)

Boston University, USA
Date of Visit: August 2018
Host: Associate Professor Lisa Wood, School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia

Professor Yamanaka Akihiro (Raine/Forrest Fellow)

Nagoya University, Japan
Date of Visit: October 2018
Host: Professor Shane Maloney, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia

Professor Xu Cao

Johns Hopkins University, USA
Date of Visit: October 2018
Host: Professor Minghao Zheng, Medical School, University of Western Australia

Professor David Findlay

University of Adelaide, Australia
Date of Visit: November/December 2018
Host: Professor Minghao Zheng, Medical School, University of Western Australia

Dr Paul Croarkin

Mayo Clinic, USA
Date of Visit: January 2019
Host: Dr Jennifer Rodger, The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science

Professor John O’Brien

University of Cambridge, UK
Date of Visit: March/April 2019
Host: Professor Osvaldo Almeida, WA Centre for Health & Ageing, University of Western Australia

Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Dr Emanuela Zannin

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Date of Visit: October/November 2018
Host: Professor Jane Pillow, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia