Named ANZCA research awards and grants
Each year a number of honorary named awards are made at the discretion of the ANZCA Research Committee.
Harry Daly Research Award
The Harry Daly Research Award was established in 1981 by the Faculty of Anaesthestists of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is awarded each year to the research grant applicant whose project is ranked highest by the ANZCA Research Committee.
John Boyd Craig Research Award
The John Boyd Craig Research Award is awarded each year to an outstanding applicant, preferably in Western Australia, to support a highly ranked pain-related research grant in honour of Dr John Boyd Craig, a patron of the foundation at the governor level.
Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award
The Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation to the ANZCA Foundation from Mrs Ann Cole, to support a highly ranked pain related research grant, with a preference for the relief of cancer pain.
Robin Smallwood Bequest
The Robin Smallwood Bequest was established following a generous bequest from the late Dr Robin Smallwood to support a highly ranked grant in anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine.
Elaine Lillian Kluver ANZCA Research Award
The Elaine Lillian Kluver ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous gift from the estate of the late Dr Elaine Kluver to the ANZCA Foundation to support a highly ranked anaesthesia, analgesia or pain-related research grant.
Patricia Mackay Memorial ANZCA Research Award
The Patricia Mackay Memorial ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation to the ANZCA Foundation from Mrs Indi Mackay, to support a highly ranked grant that aligns with Dr Patricia Mackay’s known special interests in quality and safety in patient outcomes and the related identification and reduction of adverse events.
Provisional New Fellow (PNF) ANZCA Research Award
The Provisional New Fellow (PNF) ANZCA Research Award was established following a generous donation from Professor Barry Baker, retired anaesthetist, a former ANZCA Dean of Education, and former Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, University of Sydney, to the ANZCA Foundation to support a highly ranked novice investigator.
Darcy Price ANZCA Regional Research Award
This important annual $NZ10,000 award was established in conjunction with Associate Professor Michal Kluger and the Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Waitemata District Health Board, in memory of Dr Darcy Price. The award supports emerging investigator studies in regional anaesthesia, education, or both, in recognition of Dr Price’s significant contribution to this important area of anaesthetic knowledge and practice.
The Skantha Vallipuram ANZCA Research Scholarship
The Skantha Vallipuram ANZCA Research Scholarship has been set up by his family as a memorial to Dr Skantha Vallipuram, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA to assist fellows or trainees to help establish their research careers.
The Environment and Sustainability Research Grant
The Environment and Sustainability Research Grant is the initiative of a group of anaesthetists to encourage and support research activity to evaluate the environmental impact of current practice, and initiatives to implement models of environmentally sustainable care with equivalent or better patient outcomes and cost.
ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Anaesthesia Researcher Award
The ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Anaesthesia Researcher Award was established by the ANZCA Foundation, the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Peter Lowe. Dr Lowe, a retired Melbourne anaesthetist and ANZCA Medal recipient, has made a generous commitment to support emerging researchers within five years of fellowship undertaking anaesthesia research at a University of Melbourne affiliated hospitals through the award.
ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Researcher Scholarship
The ANZCA Melbourne Emerging Researcher Scholarship was established by the ANZCA Foundation, the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU) at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Peter Lowe. Dr Lowe, a retired Melbourne anaesthetist and ANZCA Medal recipient, has made a generous commitment and provided a scholarship to support an early-career researcher in anaesthesia, pain medicine and perioperative medicine. The scholarship is available to fellows within five years of their original qualification and advanced trainees enrolled in a research higher degree at the University of Melbourne.
The Joan Sheales Staff Education Award is intended to assist an ANZCA staff member to attend an appropriate local or international educational meeting, conference, seminar, course or similar educational event.
The award was funded by a generous donation made by Professor Barry Baker in 2014 in honour of past ANZCA Chief Executive Officer Ms Joan Sheales, and provides a small grant to be available every second year to help an ANZCA staff member develop their professional capacity to support the College’s delivery of high-quality training and education in the specialties.
- 2018: Hannah Sinclair, ANZCA membership manager, was the recipient of the award in 2018. Her project was to undertake a study tour to visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) to learn more about the services they provide, and how they deliver, support, and engage with members.
- 2016: Monica Cronin, curator of the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, was the inaugural recipient of the Joan Sheales staff education award. In 2017, Monica attended the International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia in Boston, to understand the ways in which other heritage organisations of a similar nature are engaging with their core community, and learn about innovative practices which can then be incorporated into the ANZCA Museum.
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