NSW Cardiovascular Research Network
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NSW Cardiovascular Research Network

Encouraging cardiovascular research excellence in NSW

The Heart Foundation has facilitated the establishment of the network with the support of the NSW Department of Health. A ground-breaking collaboration bringing together for the first time the state’s most eminent cardiovascular researchers.

Combining expertise in the fields of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, the CVRN promises to deliver results that will improve health outcomes for patients and reduce the financial burden of cardiovascular disease on our health system.

Despite being the most populous state in the country, NSW is consistently under-represented in the number of research grants that are awarded in the cardiovascular research area.

CVRN comprises 14 umbrella member organisations and over 50 affiliated research institutions who actively participate in the network with the purpose of encouraging collaboration and commitment to cardiovascular research and supporting the research workforce in NSW.

More researchers are joining as they become aware of the network, its potential and power through leverage and interaction.

How to get involved

New CVRN Executive Committee

We had an incredibly impressive response to our call to join the new CVRN Executive from a wide range of CVRN members, in particular from our EMCR cohort.  This gave the Review Panel, composed of members of our outgoing Management Committee, a very difficult task. In deciding the composition of the Executive Committee, the Review Panel had to balance the expertise and experience of applicants with the requirements of the Executive Committee to be representative and inclusive of our network members.

We are delighted to announce the members of our new Executive Committee including:

  • Professor Andrew Boyle - Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Professor Bob Graham - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • A/Prof Sally Inglis - University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Kazuaki Negishi - University of Sydney
  • Professor Jamie Vandenburg - Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • A/Prof Aaron Sverdlov - University of Newcastle
  • Dr Monique Francois - University of Wollongong
  • Dr Kathy Chapman - Heart Foundation

 
The Executive Committee represents a new era for CVRN and the Review Panel was very confident that the composition of the Committee was not only representative and inclusive of our Network but that each of the members would bring a complementary and unique set of skills, expertise and experience to this Committee and the network as a whole.

We would like to welcome the new Committee and look forward to their leadership in driving the strategic direction of the NSW CVRN for the benefit of the Network.

The first task of the Executive Committee will be to develop a Networking Event anticipated for April 2021 which will involve a seminar on COVID and the Heart.  We look forward to providing you with more details soon.

For more information

cvrn@heartfoundation.org.au or Sally McNeill, NSW CVRN Manager sally.mcneill@heartfoundation.org.au

2021 Early-Mid Career and Senior Researcher Grants Workshop

Date: Thursday 25 MARCH
Location: George Institute, King St Newtown
Time: 9am - 4pm

The NSW CVRN with the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR) are facilitating a workshop on Thursday 25 March at the George Institute, King St Newtown to support researchers intending to apply for a NSW Health Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program Early-Mid Career or Senior Researcher Grant in 2021 (https://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/cardiovascular/).

The program is aimed at increasing the strength and competitiveness of applications and includes:

  • Presentation sessions: targeting key components of the EMC and Senior Researcher grant application, delivered by experienced researchers and administrators
  • Q and A Panel: composed of experienced reviewers of applications in this grant scheme
  • Pitching session: an optional and confidential ‘face to face’ opportunity to pitch a grant proposal to an expert panel, for review. See below for more details and application form
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: email: cvrn@heartfoundation.org.au by Friday 26 FEBRUARY 2021:
  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Host organisation
  • Area of research (basic/clinical/public health/health services/data science)
  • Field of research
  • Preferred attendance mode for the workshop– face to face or online.
PITCHING SESSIONS: Participation in a Pitching Session is optional but provides you with a confidential ‘face to face’ opportunity to pitch your grant proposal to an expert panel, for review.  Panellists will be Senior Cardiovascular Researchers with vast experience in reviewing competitive grant applications, including NSW Health grant schemes.

Participation can be face to face or online.

If you would like to be involved in a Pitching Session, please complete the application form and email cvrn@heartfoundation.org.au with a 2 page CV by 5pm, MONDAY 15 March 2021.

You will then be assigned a panel and time to present.

Key dates:
CVD Senior and EMC Researcher Grants 2021
https://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/cardiovascular/
StageDate
Grant applications opensFriday 19 FEBRUARY 2021
Register your interest in WorkshopFriday 26 FEBRUARY 2021
Pitching Session documents dueMonday 15 MARCH, 5pm 2021
WORKSHOP:  The George Institute (or online)Thursday 25 MARCH 2021
Grant applications closeMAY 2021
Announcement of successful applicants and commencement of fundingAUGUST 2021

Grants and awards  

Member institutions

 Umbrella OrganisationLocal Health District AreasNon-incorporated affiliated Institution
 
  • Heart Research Australia
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
 
  • The Baird Institute
  
 
  • The Sax Institute
  
 
  • Centenary Institute
  
 
  • Macquarie University
 
  • Macquarie Private Hospital
 
  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Port Kembla Hospital
  • Shellharbour Hospital
  • Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
  • University of Wollongong
  • Wollongong Hospital
 
  • University of Technology, Sydney
 
  • North Shore Private Hospital
 
  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • Sydney Local Health District
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
 
  • Heart Research Institute
  
 
  • Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  
 
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Central Coast Local Health District
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Newcastle University
  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Hunter Stroke Services
  • Gosford Hospital
  • Wyong Public Hospital
 
  • The University of Sydney
  • Sydney Local Health District
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Northern NSW Local Health District
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • Balmain Hospital
  • Bathurst Base Hospital
  • Blacktown Hospital
  • Camden Hospital
  • Canterbury Hospital
  • Charles Perkins Centre
  • Concord Repatriation Hospital
  • Dubbo Base Hospital
  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
  • Kolling Institute
  • Lismore Base Hospital
  • Manly Hospital
  • Mona Vale Hospital
  • Orange Base Hospital
  • Mt Druitt Hospital
  • Nepean Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Ryde Hospital
  • St Joseph’s Hospital - Auburn
  • Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Westmead Hospital
 
  • University of NSW
  • Sydney Local Health District
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Northern NSW Local Health District
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital
  • Centre for Vascular Research
  • Fairfield Hospital
  • Griffith Base Hospital
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • St George Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
  • War Memorial Hospital – Waverley
 
  • Western Sydney University
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
 

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