Career Recognition Award

Established in 2013, the VCRN Career Recognition Award is an initiative of the VCRN instigated to identify and honor individuals with an outstanding record in patient-based research and clinical work and who are regarded as having had substantial influence among peers and colleagues.  Such achievement will recognise exemplary supervision and mentoring of other clinical researchers and may also include investigator-initiated clinical studies.

The nominee’s achievement may include investigator-initiated clinical studies and, importantly, supervision and mentoring of other clinical researchers.  It must have had demonstrable positive impact on the healthcare system through practice, quality and/or policy and significant influence on a large number of peers and colleagues.

The award comprises a trophy, which will be bestowed at a special event hosted by the VCRN during 2016. The recipient will be invited to give a reflection on their career and achievements to the VCRN and a broader invited audience at the ceremony.


Individuals in public or private hospitals and in research organisations are eligible for nomination.

Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation to demonstrate the nominee’s achievements must be provided and should include:

  1. a letter of nomination (maximum 1 pages) for this award describing the nominee’s work and how it has impacted on healthcare, quality and policy and been significant influence on a large number of peers and colleagues – please provide specific reasons &/or examples of why the nominee is deserving of the award; and
  2. the nominee’s resume and/or a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments

Selection Process

All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprising a sub-committee of the BioMedVic board and the CEO of BioMedVic who may seek input from others as required.

Nomination Form

To nominate an individual, please complete the information below and attach the supporting documentation.

Nominations open on Thursday 16 June 2016. 

For any further information please contact Dr Udani Ratnayake, the VCRN Coordinator on +61 3 8344 4798

VCRN Career Recognition Award past recipients

2014 – Professor Euan Wallace, AM


2013 – Professor George Jerums, AM

Prof George Jerums AM and BioMedVic CEO, A/Prof Jan Tennent
Prof George Jerums AM and BioMedVic CEO, A/Prof Jan Tennent