Publication Prizes – Previous Recipients


Raine Research Prize

Dr Rachael Zemek

Cancer Centre, Telethon Kids Institute

Publication: Sensitization to immune checkpoint blockade through activation of a STAT1/NK axis in the tumor microenvironmentScience Translational Medicine. 2019 July 17;11:eaav7816.

Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Aveni Haynes

Children’s Diabetes Centre, Telethon Kids Institute

Publication: Decreasing trends in mean HbA1c are not associated with increasing rates of severe hypoglycemia in children: A longitudinal analysis of two contemporary population-based pediatric type 1 diabetes registries from Australia and Germany/Austria between 1995 and 2016. Diabetes Care. 2019 June 18;42(9):1630-1636.



Raine Research Prize

Dr Sam Buckberry

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Publication: Transient and permanent reconfiguration of chromatin and transcription factor occupancy drive reprogrammingCell Stem Cell. 2017 Dec 7;21(6):834-845.e6.



Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Rajesh Thomas

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Publication: Effect of an Indwelling Pleural Catheter vs Talc Pleurodesis on Hospitalization Days in Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusion: The AMPLE Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2017 Nov 21;318(19):1903-1912.



Raine Research Prize

Dr Samuel Taylor

University of Western Australia

Publication: Preventing chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression by repurposing the FLT3 inhibitor quizartinib. Science Translational Medicine. 2017; Aug 9; 9 (402).


Rigby Research Prize

Thanks to a generous donation from the Rigby family, a Prize consisting of a Travel Grant valued at $5,000 was awarded to:

Dr Edward Litton

University of Western Australia, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Publication: Intravenous iron or placebo for anaemia in intensive care: the IRONMAN multicentre randomized blinded trial. Intensive Care Medicine. 2016; Nov; 42 (11): 1715 – 1722.




Raine Research Prize

Dr Ozren Bogdanović

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Publication: Active DNA demethylation at enhancers during the vertebrate phylotypic period. Nature Genetics 2016 Apr;48(4):417-26. doi: 10.1038/ng.3522. Epub 2016 Feb 29.


Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Ashleigh Lin

Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

PublicationOutcomes of non-transitioned cases in a sample at ultra-high risk for psychosis: a medium to long-term follow-up studyThe American Journal of Psychiatry 2015 Mar 1;172(3):249-58. Epub 2014 Nov 7.


Rigby Research Prize

Thanks to a generous donation from the Rigby family, a Prize consisting of a Travel Grant valued at $5,000 was awarded to:

Dr Tara Richman

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Publication: Loss of the RNA-binding protein TACO1 causes late-onset mitochondrial dysfunction in mice. Nature Communications 2016 Jun 20;7:11884. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11884.



Raine Research Prize

Dr Helena Viola

School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, UWA

Publication: Impaired functional communication between the L-type calcium channel and mitochondria contributes to metabolic inhibition in the mdx heartProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014; vol. 111 no.28. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1402544111


Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Rishi Kotecha

School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA

Publication: Meningiomas in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of individual patient dataLancet Oncology 2011; 12: 1229–39. DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(11)70275-3



Raine Research Prize

Dr Iona Schuster

Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, UWA

Publication: TRAIL +NH Cells Control CD4+ T cell Responses during Chronic Viral Infection to Limit Autoimmunity, Immunity, 41, 1-11, October 16, 2014.



Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Tobias Strunk

Centre of Neonatal Research and Education/School of Paediatrics and Child Health, UWA

Publication: Infection-induced inflammation and cerebral injury in pre-term infants, Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014 (



Raine Research Prize

Dr Kwok-ming Ho

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Publication: Stratified Meta-Analysis of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression of the Lower Limbs to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Patients. Circulation, 2013;128:pp.1003-1020


Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Gianina Ravenscroft

Centre for Medical Research

Mutations in KLHL40 Are a Frequent Cause of Severe Autosomal-Recessive Nemaline Myopathy

The American Journal of Human Genetics, 93, 6-18, July 11, 2013



Raine Research Prize

Dr Terry Boyle

Western Australian Institute for Medical Research

Physical activity and the risks of proximal and distal colon cancers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2012; 104, Issue 20, pp.1548-61


Strachan Memorial Prize

Dr Joshua Lewis

School of Medicine and Pharmacology

Calcium supplementation and risks of atherosclerotic vascular disease in older women: Results of a 5-year RCT and a 4.5-year follow-up.

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2011) Vol.26, No.1, pp.35-41



Raine Research Prize

Professor Neil Boudville

School of Medicine and Pharmacology (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Unit) Renal Medicine

Meta-analysis:  Risk of hypertension in living kidney donors

Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol.145, No.3, 186, 1 August 2006




Raine Research Prize

Britta_Ungern_Sternberg2012Winthrop Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the Anaesthesiology Unit

Risk assessment for respiratory complications in paediatric anaesthesia:  a prospective cohort study

The Lancet, 2010, 376: pp.773-83