Past ADS Award, Grants & Fellowships Recipients

ADS Kellion Award

Provided by the Kellion Foundation and the ADS for an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution in diabetes research, clinical or service areas in Australia. The recipient of the Award delivers the Kellion Plenary Lecture at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Previous Winners of the Kellion Award
ADS Skip Martin Early Career Fellowship

This is a one year ‘bridging’ fellowship sponsored by the Australian Diabetes Society and is awarded to an ADS member who is not more than 5 years beyond their post doctoral studies. This award is in honor of the late Skip Martin and the recipient must present their work at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting.

2017: Chinmay Marathe
2016: Mugdha V. Joglekar
2015: Helen Barrett
2014: Stephen Gray, Michael Pearen
2013: Darren Henstridge
2012: Anna Watson
2011: Dorit Samocha-Bonet
2010: Melinda Coughlan
2009: Kate Graham

ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award

The ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award is for an Australian researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to Diabetes Data Collection in Australia. This award is supported by the Australian Daibetes Society and commenced in 2015.

2017: Dianna Magliano
2016: Wendy Davis
2015: Jonathan Shaw

ADS Pincus Taft Young Investigator Award

The Australian Diabetes Society provides the ADS Pincus Taft Young Investigator Awards that is awarded annually to a junior member who presents the best oral presentation at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting. The following have been awarded since the year 2000 however the award has been presented for many years prior to this.

2017: Hanah Rodriguez
2016: Brenna Osborne
2015: Sarah Glastras & Sherman Leung
2014: Lewin Small & Chryssovalantou Xirouchaki
2013: Greg Kowalski
2012: Stephen Gray
2011: Jeng-Yie Chan
2010: David Pedersen 
2009: Mark McKenzie
2008: Brian Drew, Nicole Wong
2007: Jason Chung    
2006: Anna Calkin
2005: Kathryn Aston-Mourney
2004: Georgia Frangioudakis, Kylie McLauchlan
2003: Spiros Fourlanos
2002: Fiona Lee
2001: Seng Khee Gan
2000: Matthew Oldfield

ADS President's Prize - Clinical Young Investigator Award

The Australian Diabetes Society provides the ADS Presidents Award that is awarded annually to a junior member who presents the best oral clinical presentation at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting. The inaugural ADS Presidents Award was presented in 2011.

2017: Mervyn Kyi
2016: Dilshani Jayawadene & Timothy Roberts
2015: Laurence Trahair & Katherine Tonks
2014: Sybil McAuley & Kathryn Williams
2013: Mark Plummer
2012: Constance Yap
2011: Raymond Davey

ADS Best Basic Science Poster Award

This award is provided by the Australian Diabetes Society and is awarded to an ADS member/s for the best basic science poster in diabetes research given at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting.

2017: Rodrigo Carlessi
2016: Ryan Farr & Marin Healy
2015: Lewin Small
2014: Wan Jun Gan
2013: Vanessa Hayes, Gemma Pearson
2012: Greg Kowalski, Maria Stathopoulos
2011: Jiun Low, Rebecca Stokes
2010: Kim Cheng, Lindsay Wu
2009: Fay Lin Khong, Sarah Turpin
2008: Michelle Fryirs, Lisa Wing-Yee Lo
2007: Timo Kanzleiter
2006: David Liuwantara, Amanda Preston

ADS Best Clinical Research Poster Award

This award is provided by the Australian Diabetes Society and is awarded to an ADS member/s for the best diabetes clinical research poster given at the ADS Annual Scientific Meeting.

2017: Emily Meyer
2016: Angela Lee & Jas-mine Seah
2015: Sally Abell & Tongzhi Wu
2014: Victoria Rudland
2013: Melanie Burkhardt, Kathryn Williams
2012: Belinda Brooks, Rosie Worsley
2011: Belinda Brooks, Raymond Davey
2010: Gerard Chew, Christopher Yates
2009: Shilpa Verma, Anna Lih
2008: Hung Nguyen, Jencia Wong
2007: Spiros Fourlanos
2006: Lionel Chan, Christine Rodda

ADS DARP Award

This grant was funded by the Australian Diabetes Society and provided to the Diabetes Australia Research Trust for the ADS DARP Award.

2017: Matthew Watt
2016: Dorit Samocha-Bonet
2015: Mohammed Bensellam
2014: Leonie Heilbronn 
2013: Ann Simpson (The 2013 ADS-Skip Martin DART Award was jointly funded by ADS and Skip Martin's Estate)
2012: Phillip Kantharidis (The 2012 ADS-Skip Martin DART Award was jointly funded by ADS and Skip Martin's Estate)
2011: Susan McLennan
2010: Matthew Watt

ADS-MSD Educational Travel Grant

The ADS-MSD Educational Travel Grant for Medical PhD Scholars is an award that recognises excellence in the field of medical research. This offer is intended as an educational grant to provide sponsorship of a PhD student to attend the ADA/EASD conference.

2017: Estifanos Baye, Sergio Martinez-Huenchullan
2016: Timothy Middelton, Jessie Yang (Attended 2016 ADA)
2015: Alex Barwick (Attended 2015 EASD)
2015: Clement Lo, Angela Shiao Ting Lee, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Victoria Rudland (Attended 2015 ADA)
2014: Sybil McAuley (Attended 2014 EASD)
2014: Mana Liao (Attended 2014 ADA)
2013: Mark Plummer (Attended 2013 EASD)

ADS Servier National Diabetes Strategy Grants in Memory of Barry Young

These grants have been made possible by the generosity of Servier Laboratories Australia which has strongly supported the National Diabetes Strategies for many years.

2016: Barbora de Courten
2015: Stephen Colagiuri, Richard MacIsaac
2011: Louise Burrell, Stephen Colagiuri, Timothy Davis
2010: Wah Cheung, Yoon Hi Cho, Helen Edwards, John Furler, Alicia Jenkins, Sophia Zoungas
2009: Melanie Burkhardt, Fergus Cameron, Jeff Flack, John Furler
2008: N Wah Cheung, Meaghan L Douglas, Trisha Dunning, William Hague, Sheila Patel, Sophia Zoungas

ADS Lifetime Achievement Award

The ADS Lifetime Achievement recognises an individual who has made significant, fundamental contributions to diabetes (whether in research, clinical practice, leadership, mentorship or other); the lasting impact of these contributions to the sector; and the demonstration of a lifetime commitment to diabetes. This award commenced in 2017.

2017: Donald Chisholm

ADS-Sanofi Diabetes Research Grants

This is a new grant scheme and has been made possible by the generosity of Sanofi Diabetes Australia. The grants will be for clinical projects that provide improved health outcomes to Australians suffering from diabetes and/or their ability to fill gaps in scientific knowledge. 

2014: N Wah Cheung, Usman Malabu, Sophia Zoungas
2013: Spiros Fourlanos, Paul Wraight
2012: Laima Brazionis, Sybil McAuley

Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Research Award

This Mid-Career Award supporting the career of a clinical diabetes researcher from endocrinology/diabetes clinicians who are members of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and are between 6-15 years' post-doctoral degree. This award has been made possible by the generosity of Dr Ranji Wikramanayake, a long standing member of the Australian Diabetes Society. This award commenced in 2016.

2017: Jerry Greenfield
2016: Sophia Zoungas