TSANZ 2022 Award Winners

2022 Award Winners have been announced

Congratulations to all of the Winners

During the 40th TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, the winners were announced at the TSANZ Annual Awards dinner held at the Adelaide Town Hall on June 20, 2022

Early Career Researchers Award (Basic Science)

Presented by TSANZ President Professor Helen Pilmore
2022 Winners

Rachael Adams
Atharva Kale
Ngee-Soon Lau
Jennifer Li
Mark Ly
Aspasia Pefanis
Martina Raneri
Harry Robertson x 2
Haina (Hannah) Wang



Early Career Researchers Award (Clinical Science
) Sponsored by Astellas

Presented by Helen Mahony
2022 Winners

Hugh C Gabor
Ryan Gately
James Hedley
Steven James Hiho
Georgina Irish
Griffith Boord Perkins
Bree Shi x 2
Denghao Wu
Yunwei Zhang


The prestigious President's Prize and Best Poster awards were presented by TSANZ President Professor Helen Pilmore

Best Poster

2022 Winner - Moumita Paul-Heng - (Basic Science)
2022 Winner - Nishanta Tangirala - (Clinical Science)

President's Prize

2022 Winner - Rachel Adams - (Basic Science)
2022 Winner -
Griffith Boord Perkins - (Clinical Science)

President's Prize People's Choice Award

2022 Winner - Rachel Adams - (Basic Science)
2022 Winner -
Griffith Boord Perkins - (Clinical Science)


KHA Awards Sponsored by Kidney Health Australia

Presented by Breonny Robson

2022 Winner - Nicole Isbel - (Clinical Research)

2022 Winner - Wayne Hawthorne - (Laboratory Research)


The Mark Cocks Award Sponsored by Transplant Australia

Presented by Chris Thomas

This prestigious award is to recognise the life of Mark Cocks and his contribution to Transplant Australia and the wider transplant community. It has been generously offered by Transplant Australia through their Team Life program.

2022 Winner - Brenda Rosales


TSANZ Ian McKenzie Prize for Outstanding Contribution in Transplantation

This prestigious award recognises researchers who have demonstrated excellence and exceptional contribution in the field of transplantation.

2022 Winner - Debbie Watson


TSANZ Lafferty Distinguished Service Award

Presented by Helen Pilmore

The TSANZ/Lafferty Award is named in memory of Kevin Lafferty, an Australian pioneer in transplantation biology. The award is presented every 2 years to recognise a member of the society who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the advancement of transplantation in Australia and New Zealand and to the TSANZ.

2022 Winner - Rhonda Holdsworth


TSANZ Aviva Rosenfeld Award for Excellence in Patient Care in Transplantation

Presented by TSANZ President Professor Helen Pilmore

This award has been established in honour of Aviva Rosenfeld, the TSANZ Executive Officer from 1996 to 2015. The award recognises an outstanding clinician who has demonstrated excellence in patient care in transplantation.

2022 Winner - Emma Vanhardeveld


TSANZ Annual Fun Run Winners

Clare Fazackerly and Wai Lim