There are many opportunities for women to excel at Centenary. Below are some recent examples of their achievements.
Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards
This annual Award recognises young, inspiring researchers Australia-wide who are tackling the big questions in the biomedical space and who are helping accelerate medical research advances for the betterment of all of our communities.
In 2019, Dr Elinor Hortle from the Centenary Institute was awarded the ‘Bayer Innovation Award’ for her discovery that platelets (cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding) have an active role in the development of tuberculosis (TB). This provided evidence that cheap, safe, and easily available antiplatelet drugs like aspirin might provide an effective treatment for TB.
The ‘Harvard Club of Australia Foundation Travel Prize’ for the purpose of travelling to Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA to explore opportunities for collaboration, also went to Dr Elinor Hortle. Read more
In 2017 and 2018 the Centenary Institute partnered with the Bank of Queensland to present the Bank of Queensland Gender Equity Early Career Award.
Associate Professor Jodie Ingles, recipient of the Award In 2017: Jodie has published results of a world-first study on the effects of sudden cardiac death on loved ones left behind. These families must deal with the grief of unexpected death and the genetic risk for other family members and future generations. Jodie also established the first ever Australian National Genetic Heart Disease Registry, to provide a research resource, education and Improved awareness for health professionals and families at risk. Read more
Dr Shweta Tlkoo, recipient of the Award In 2018: Shweta’s work focuses on exploring a subset of macrophages (a type of white blood cell) In breast cancer progression and metastasis, with the aim of developing more effective treatment strategies to combat the disease. She will use the Award grant to develop a deeper understanding of how the body’s defence mechanism fails to prevent cancer spread and resurgence, and how a new system can be modulated to prevent this. Read more
Achievements and Recognition
Check out below what our women of Centenary are up to!