Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 11:45

2024 TRI Translation Fellows announced

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has awarded four Translation Fellowships to mid-career researchers.

The 12-month Fellowships, valued at $18,000 each are part of TRI’s flagship Translation Pathways program.

The Fellowships provide six months of translation coaching with the Melbourne-based Bright Arena to further a translational project, attendance at a training program to help advance their translational development, and automatic acceptance into the TRI Translational Pathways
2024 workshops.

TRI CEO, Professor Scott Bell, said the Fellowships are integral to developing future translational research leaders at TRI.

“The Translation Fellowships enable TRI to provide dedicated training and support for our most promising translational researchers, who we hope will ultimately help improve the well-being of Australians,” said Professor Bell.

“Importantly for TRI, the Translation Fellowships provide our researchers with a unique advantage and are helping us to shape a thriving medical research ecosystem.”

The Translation Fellowships were open to TRI-based mid-career researchers/clinician-researchers, with a Fellowship awarded to researchers within TRI’s partners; The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Mater Research and Queensland Health.

TRI received nine highly competitive applications for the Fellowships.

2024 TRI Translation Fellowship recipients (pictured from left, with Professor Bell):

  • Dr John Kemp, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Group Leader Musculoskeletal Genomics Group, Mater Research
  • Dr Nathalie Bock, Senior Research Fellow, Bone & Tumour Bioengineering, QUT
  • Dr Janin Chandra, Senior Research Fellow, Chandra Group, UQ
  • Dr Kyle White, ICU Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital