The Salteri Family Young Achiever Award for the Best Publication by a PhD studentThe late Dr Carlo Salteri AC was a Founding Governor of The Heart Research Institute from 1988 to 1996, a position he filled with distinction. He subsequently became the Institute’s most generous private benefactor.
During the initial planning stages of The Heart Research Institute, Dr Salteri, at that time co-owner of the Transfield group, offered to provide their construction services to complete the modifications of The Heart Research Institute building at cost, and to donate the design, management and supervision of the work. This was the Institute’s first building in Missenden Road, Camperdown. It was said at the time that the spirit onsite was remarkable; and the excellent conversion was achieved for even less than budget.
Dr Salteri joined the Board and was always enthusiastic and committed, and fascinated by the achievements of the Institute. When he retired from the Board in 1996, The Heart Research Institute asked his daughter, Mary Salteri-Shaw to take his place on the Board which she graciously accepted and has been an instrumental member of the Board ever since. Award 2The Bruce Reid Young Achiever for the Best Presentation at a Local Congress by a PhD student
The Late Dr Bruce Reid, The Heart Research Institute’s late Chairman was initially appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors in May 1995.
On his appointment he said that a primary objective for him was to achieve excellence in governance to a level comparable to that of the high professional standards achieved by the Institute’s scientists. Dr Bruce Reid was an extremely active hands-on man throughout his life, and this became evident from the time of his initial appointment as a Governor of The Heart Research Institute.
He was a member of the Development Council intent on raising funds to consolidate the earlier acquisitions. Later he became a member of the Corporate Fundraising Committee in addition to fulfilling his responsibilities as Chairman.Dr Reid was a Chairman who recognised that Governors had in fact two roles. The first was to strive for our core scientific objectives and the second – the need to fund the required scientific effort, where he was highly supportive of the professional fundraising staff in all their activities and in so doing also proved to be a generous benefactor behind the scenes.
The Ross Hohnen Young Achiever Award for the Best Paper by a Post-doctoral Scientist
The Late Mr Ross Hohnen AM OBE was one of the Institute’s Founding Fellows and was responsible for the initial proposal and feasibility study put forward to the Board of the National Heart Foundation that persuaded them to agree in principle to sponsor the formation of The Heart Research Institute. He was a member of the initial Development Council, and it was his drive, leadership and planning ability that led to the confirmation of the Institute’s scientific validity, its corporate structure and its necessary funding.
Award 4The Blackmores Young Achiever Award for the best Presentation at an International Congress
Over the past 19 years, Blackmores’ major sponsorship of The Heart Research Institute’s Dinner has enabled us to raise well in excess of $7 million net.
Blackmores continues to support The Heart Research Institute’s vital research into alleviating the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Blackmores has a similar aim and a unique approach to achieving this objective. Antioxidants including vitamin E and CoQ10 and Blackmores Cholesterol HealthTM and CardiwellTM support cardiovascular health by maintaining heart function, helping to protect this vital organ. The Blackmores Research Centre at Southern Cross University funded The Heart Research Institute research using their Coenzyme Q10 formula (Blackmores CoQ10).
The RPAH Cardiologists' Award for the Best Clinical Publication by a Post-doctoral Scientist
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Cardiologists were prime movers in the early establishment of The Heart Research Institute.
They have contributed not only to the funding of research but to the scientific scope and direction with several of the RPAH Cardiologists being members on our Board of Governors over the years.
The RPAH Cardiologists continue to support The Heart Research Institute with a generous ongoing annual gift. Their support contributes greatly to the success of our research programs.
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