Researchers recognised for outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology
Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director and a founder of The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded the RT Hall Prize, the most prestigious award of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).
CSANZ President, Professor Richmond Jeremy said Professor MacMahon received the Prize for leading a global program of clinical and epidemiological research on the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases for more than two decades.
“The findings have led to many changes in clinical guidelines throughout the world: for example, his work is cited in all major recent guidelines for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes and stroke,” Professor Jeremy said. “This has impacted on clinical practice worldwide.”
The RT Hall Prize recognises the achievements of senior and established investigators. It is awarded for a coherent body of work which advances knowledge of the cardiovascular system and its diseases.
Professor MacMahon received the Prize on 10 August at the CSANZ Gala Dinner.
On 9 August, at the 2013 CSANZ Annual Scientific meeting, senior researcher Lis Neubeck was awarded the 2013 CSANZ Affiliate Nursing Prize for her Choice of Health Options in prevention of Cardiovascular Events replication study.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Australians, responsible for 34% of deaths. Through its research program, The George Institute is working to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and save thousands of lives.