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Prizes and Awards

Kidney Health Australia supports outstanding health professionals and researchers in our field. We give thanks by recognising those who have made significant contributions in kidney disease by giving out the prizes and awards listed below.

The Kincaid-Smith Medal

The Kincaid-Smith Medal is our highest accolade to an Australian citizen or resident for outstanding clinical and scientific achievement in research into the treatment of diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.

This prestigious award was established to honour the outstanding clinical and scientific achievements of Emeritus Professor Priscilla Kincaid-Smith AC, CBE and her years of service to our organisation.

In the early 1960s, Professor Priscilla Kincaid-Smith demonstrated overwhelming evidence of a link between headache powders and kidney damage and campaigned against their use. Her research also contributed to a link between the kidneys and high blood pressure.

Renal Society of Australasia

Kidney Health Australia sponsors an award at the RSA Annual Scientific Meeting. The award is for the best Green Nephrology Action Team presentation ($500).

Transplantation Society of Australian and New Zealand Awards (TSANZ)

Kidney Health Australia sponsors two awards for at the TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting. The awards are for the best Clinical presentation ($1000), and the best Laboratory presentation ($1000). All presenting members of TSANZ are eligible.

Award winners

Further opportunities

If you’d like to engage in professional development that may open doors to prizes and awards in the future, we suggest signing up to our Primary Care Education program (link to page)

Register your interest in a prize or award

If you’re interested in applying for one of the prizes or awards listed above, you can self-nominate. Alternatively, if you know a colleague who is deserving of an award, we welcome you to nominate them, too.

For more information, you can contact us on 1300 454 363 or email research@kidney.org.au.