Established in 2013, the VCRN Career Recognition Award is an initiative of the VCRN instigated to identify and honour 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.

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. 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 (max. 1 page) 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 and/or examples of why the nominee is deserving of the award
  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 all supporting documentation.

Nominations close Monday 17th October 2016. 

For further information please contact the VCRN Coordinator Dr Viviane Richter on +61 3 9035 5082.

VCRN Career Recognition Award past recipients

2017 – Professor Monica Slavin


2016 – Professor Leonard Harrison

Biomedvic VCRN award

2014 – Professor Euan Wallace, AM
Euan Wallace BioMedVic Event

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