Awards

Ron Ross Award and Rob Sutherland Award Recipients
Past and Present

Ron Ross Award

5th Ron Ross Award Recipient

5th Ron Ross Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2019

Funmi Olopade
University of Chicago, Chicago

4th Ron Ross Award Recipient

4th Ron Ross Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2015

Leslie Bernstein
City of Hope Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Los Angeles

3rd Ron Ross Award Recipient

3rd Ron Ross Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2011

Karen Knudsen
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia

2nd Ron Ross Award Recipient

2nd Ron Ross Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2008

Wayne Tilley
Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Inaugural Ron Ross Award Recipient

Inaugural Ron Ross Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2006

Malcolm Pike
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Rob Sutherland Award

The inaugural Rob Sutherland Award was presented to an outstanding early/mid-career researcher (with 15 years or less post the award of their most recent relevant degree e.g. PhD, MD) at this year’s PacRim meeting. Seven finalists were selected, from an international group of 16 candidates, by a panel of 9 international judges in the field of breast and prostate cancer to make a presentation in the Amgen sponsored Rob Sutherland Award session. Selection was based on their submitted CV and abstract, with an emphasis on the quality and impact of their work to date in breast and/or prostate cancer biology and/or translational research.

The inaugural Rob Sutherland Award recipient was Dr Luke Selth, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, University of Adelaide, South Australia. He was presented the award by Rob Sutherland’s daughter and wife, Sarah and Cheryl Sutherland, at the PacRim Meeting Big Bash conference dinner at Seppeltsfield on last evening of the meeting.

Inaugural Rob Sutherland Award Recipient

Inaugural Rob Sutherland Award Recipient

PacRim Meeting 2019

Luke Selth
Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Rob Sutherland Award Runners up

Rob Sutherland Award Runners up

PacRim Meeting 2019

Kara Britt
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Philip Gregory
Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Awards

The Ron Ross Award and Oration, and the inaugural Rob Sutherland Award, will be highlights of the 7th PacRim Meeting. These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding contributions of two foundation members of PacRim to breast and prostate cancer research. Nominations are invited for the Ron Ross Award, which recognizes significant contributions to breast and/or prostate cancer research and mentoring of young researchers. The Rob Sutherland Award will be made to an outstanding early / mid-career researcher presenting at the meeting.

Ron Ross Award

This prestigious award recognizes the achievements of a world-class recipient in breast and/or prostate cancer, decided by an independent international committee.

  • The Ron Ross Award honors Ronald K. Ross’ significant contributions to hormonal carcinogenesis, especially in breast and prostate cancer
  • The Award recognizes Ron Ross’ sustained commitment to training and mentoring younger scientists;
  • The Award winner will have made substantive contributions to breast and/or prostate cancer biology and/or translational research;
  • The Award will be made at the PacRim meeting;
  • The Award will carry a substantial monetary reward;
  • The recipient must agree to present the Ron Ross Oration at the respective PacRim meeting

Nominations for the Ron Ross Award should be sent to Juergen Reichardt,  jreichardt@yachaytech.edu.ec, and include

  1. A maximum two page summary supporting the nomination and addressing the selection criteria
  2. A current CV of the nominee
  3. A confirmation that the nominee is willing to be nominated and is aware of the requirement to present an oration at the PacRim meeting if the nomination is successful.

Rob Sutherland Award

The inaugural Rob Sutherland Award will be made to an outstanding early /mid-career researcher presenting at the PacRim meeting in 2019. Presenters will be selected from submitted abstracts.

  • This award honors Rob Sutherland’s contributions to the PacRim Meeting series and recognizes his significant contributions to research into hormone-dependent cancers – including breast, prostate and ovary – and his commitment to training and mentoring younger scientists;
  • The selected nominees will be less than 15 years post the award of their most recent relevant degree (eg PhD, MD) and have made a substantive contribution to breast and/or prostate cancer biology and/or translational research;
  • The Award, which will carry a monetary reward, will be made at the PacRim meeting;
  • The selected finalists must agree to present at the PacRim meeting if their nomination is successful;

Nominees must submit, at the time of Registration, a current CV and an Abstract to be considered for a presentation at the PacRim meeting, and also confirm their wish to be considered for this Award at the time of Abstract submission. Rob Sutherland Award finalists will be selected based on their current CV and their submitted abstract as relevant to the themes for this PacRim meeting.

If you are interested in nominating for the Rob Sutherland Award please contact Dr Elizabeth Kuczek,  E: elizabeth.kuczek@adelaide.edu.au