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The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is committed to rewarding excellence in student scholarship. The Paul Korner Medal for Outstanding Achievement was established in honour of Paul Korner's contribution to medical research and the Baker Institute.


2023 | Louise Segan, Clinical Electrophysiology (Clinical/Population/Health)
2023 | Austin Lai, Mechanobiology and Microfluidics (Discovery)

2022 | Liz Paratz (Clinical/Population/Health)
2022 | Camilla Veiga, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology (Discovery)

2021 | Charlie Cohen, Cardiac Cellular Systems
2021 | David Chieng, Clinical Electrophysiology

2020 | Sarah Gutman, Imaging Research

2019 | Michael Wheeler, Physical Activity

2018 | Dragana Dragoljevic, Haematopoiesis and Leukocyte Biology

2017 | Yow Keat Tham, Cardiac Hypertrophy

2016 | Paddy Dempsey, Physical Activity

2015 | Jessica Harding, Diabetes and Population Health (sponsored by David and Lisa Thurin)

2014 | Andris Ellims, Imaging

2013 | David White, Experimental Cardiology

2012 | Dion Stub, Heart Failure Research


Emeritus Professor Paul Korner

Emeritus Professor Paul KornerEmeritus Professor Paul Korner graduated from the University of Sydney in Science and Medicine, and obtained his clinical training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 1975 he became Director at the then Baker Medical Research Institute and during his directorship, the Baker became the first Institute in Australia entirely dedicated to cardiovascular research and earned an international reputation for excellence in research on hypertension and atherosclerosis. He is the author and co-author of some 330 papers, chapters and other published works. He has had a distinguished career, both nationally and internationally. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

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