Dean’s Research Student Publication Prize


The Dean of the Sydney Medical School awards a prize to the student who published the best research paper in a peer-reviewed journal in the previous year.

The award is up to $500 cash plus $500 towards meeting registration or travel expenses to enable the student to present their research at a scientific meeting. They will be awarded to the best article by a student enrolled through Sydney Medical School (i.e. Sydney Medical Program, masters (coursework or research) and/or PhD).

The purpose of this prize is to encourage students to publish their research and to assist and encourage them to participate in scientific meetings early in their research careers.

Applications are now closed and a further call for applications will be made in 2015

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Outcomes from Previous Years

2013 Dean's Prize Winner

  • Zaman, S. (2014). Long-Term Arrhythmia-Free Survival in Patients With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction and No Inducible Ventricular Tachycardia After Myocardial Infarction. Circulation, 129: 848-854 Abstract

2013 Dean's Prize Commendations

  • Downie, A. (2013) Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review. British Medical Journal, 347:f7095 Abstract
  • Huang, C. (2013) Blockade of KCa3.1 Ameliorates Renal Fibrosis Through the TGF-B1/Smad Pathway in Diabetic Mice. Diabetes, 62,8: 2923-2934 Abstract
  • Wyld, M. (2013) Pregnancy outcomes for kidney transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation,
    13, 12: 3173-3182 Abstract
  • Youssef, A. (2014) Differential brain activity in subjects with painful trigeminal neuropathy
    and painful temporomandibular disorder. Pain, 155, 3:467-475 Abstract

2012 Dean's Prize Winner

  • Oates, Emily. (2013), Mutations in BICD2 Cause Dominant Congenital Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 92,1-9 Abstract

2012 Dean's Prize Commendations

The subcommittee considered a further four applications to be of such high merit that they deserve commendations. They were (in alphabetical, not ranked order):

  • Conomos, Dimitri. (2012), Variant repeats are interspersed throughout the telomeres and recruit nuclear receptors in ALT cells. Journal of Cell Biology, 199(6), 893-906. Abstract
  • Hui, Lisa. (2012), The Amniotic Fluid Transcriptome A Source of Novel Information About Human Fetal Development Obstetrics and Gynecology, 19(1), 111-118. Abstract
  • Pinto, Rafael. (2012), Epidural Corticosteroid Injections in the Management of Sciatica A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 157 (12), 865-877. Abstract
  • Wen, Li Ming. (2012), Effectiveness of home based early intervention on children’s BMI at age 2: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 26(344), e3732. Abstract

2011 Dean's Prize Winner

  • Cheong, Soon. (2011), Slow intrinsic rhythm in the koniocellular visual pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(35), 14659-14663. Abstract

2011 Dean's Prize Commendations

The subcommittee considered a three further applications to be of such high merit that they deserve commendations. They were (in alphabetical, not ranked order):

  • Benitez-Aguirre, Paul. (2012), Retinal vascular geometry predicts incident renal dysfunction in young people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 35(3), 599-604. Abstract
  • Cho, Jin-Gun. (2011), Tissue Vibration Induces Carotid Artery Endothelial Dysfunction: A Mechanism Linking Snoring and Carotid Atherosclerosis? Sleep, 34(6), 751-757. Abstract
  • Gordon, Adrienne. (2012), Stillbirth Risk in a Second Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 119(3), 509-517. Abstract
  • Solomon, Selina. (2011), Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. Journal of Physiology, 589(Pt 23), 5741-5758. Abstract

2010 Dean's Prize Winner

There were two winner of this prize for publications published or accepted in 2010:

  • Jun, Min. (2010), Effects of fibrates on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet, 375(9729), 1875-1884. Abstract
  • Yong, Andy S. C. (2011), Intracoronary shear-related up-regulation of platelet P-selectin and platelet-monocyte aggregation despite the use of aspirin and clopidogrel. Blood, 117(1), 11-20. Abstract

2010 Dean's Prize Commendations

The subcommittee considered a three further applications to be of such high merit that they deserve commendations. They were (in alphabetical, not ranked order):

  • Chan, Ling-Shan. (2010), Differential phosphorylation of dynamin I isoforms in subcellular compartments demonstrates the hidden complexity of phosphoproteomes. Journal of Proteome Research, 9(8), 4028-4037. Abstract
  • Liu, Joe. (2010), Conjugates of desferrioxamine B (DFOB) with derivatives of adamantane or with orally available chelators as potential agents for treating iron overload. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 53(3),1370-1382. Abstract
  • Puttur, Franz K. (2010), Herpes simplex virus infects skin gamma delta T cells before Langerhans cells and impedes migration of infected Langerhans cells by inducing apoptosis and blocking E-cadherin downregulation. Journal of Immunology, 185(1), 477-487. Abstract

2009 Dean's Prize Winner

  • Huang, Michael L. (2009), Elucidation of the mechanism of mitochondrial iron loading in Friedreich's ataxia by analysis of a mouse mutant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(38), 16381-16386. Abstract

2009 Dean's Prize Commendations

The subcommittee considered a five further applications to be of such high merit that they deserve commendations. They were (in alphabetical, not ranked order):

  • Costa, Luciola. (2009), Prognosis for patients with chronic low back pain: inception cohort study. BMJ, 339(b3829), 1-8. Abstract
  • Edington, Amelia R. (2009), Extracellular loops 2 and 4 of GLYT2 are required for N-arachidonylglycine inhibition of glycine transport. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(52), 36424-36430. Abstract
  • Morton, Rachael L. (2010), The views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for chronic kidney disease: systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ, 340 (c112), 1-10. Abstract
  • Sieveking, Daniel P. (2010), A sex-specific role for androgens in angiogenesis. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207(2), 345-352. Abstract
  • Whiteman, Ineka T. (2009), Activated ADF/cofilin sequesters phosphorylated microtubule-associated-protein during the assembly of Alzheimer-like neuritic cytoskeletal striations. Journal of Neuroscience 29(41), 12994-13005. Abstract

2008 Dean's Prize Winner

There were two winner of this prize for publications published or accepted in 2008:

  • Van der Poorten, David G. (2008), Visceral fat: a key mediator of steatohepatitis in metabolic liver disease. Hepatology, 49(6),1926-1934. Abstract
  • Sieveking, Daniel. (2008), Strikingly Different Angiogenic Properties of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Subpopulations: Insights From a Novel Human Angiogenesis Assay. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 51(6), 660-668. Abstract