Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 18:00

Prestigious TJ Neale award presented to Mater Researcher

TRI based Mater researcher, Professor Josephine Forbes, has been awarded the prestigious TJ Neale award by the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN). The award is made annually to a clinician or scientist who is deemed to have made the most outstanding contribution to nephrological science.

Professor Josephine Forbes was awarded the accolade on 5 September at the ANZSN Annual Scientific Meeting in Darwin for her outstanding contribution to diabetic kidney disease complemented by her mentorship of others and involvement with the greater renal and diabetes communities both in Australia and globally.

Nominated by the Director of Nephrology at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Prof Carol Pollock said Prof Forbes was a worthy recipient.

“Prof Forbes has shown long-standing innovation, excellence and self-direction in her research program in diabetic kidney disease and is a leader in Nephrology research globally,” Prof Pollock said.

“Prof Forbes has made a truly outstanding contribution to understanding the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy, as well as developing a research program to better understand issues in the diabetic milieu relevant to glycaemic control, one of the major risk factors for diabetic kidney disease.”

The nomination also cited Prof Forbes’s international reputation in diabetic kidney disease, excellence and impact of her research and her leadership role in research both in Australia and overseas.

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