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Welcome to Cabrini Research

Cabrini Research has been the home of innovative research at Cabrini for more than 25 years.

Our highly-skilled scientists and clinician researchers work together to tackle the greatest challenges in healthcare and improve the lives of our patients and community. Our investigators work across the entire spectrum of research from laboratory discovery to preclinical models, clinical trials and implementation into practice.

Today, Cabrini Research is home to multiple research departments that are closely aligned with key clinical services Cabrini provides to our community. Our breakthroughs have saved countless lives and made significant improvements in how we deliver healthcare in the modern age.

Professor Gary Richardson OAM

Group Director, Cabrini Research

Promoting collaboration and information sharing

Cabrini Research regularly hosts research seminars and events to foster research conversations and collaborations. We welcome clinicians, researchers, patients and community members. Join us and learn and engage in research across multiple disciplines.

Cabrini Research Awards

Cabrini Research recognises and awards researchers for their commitment and passion for research, outstanding research outcomes and engaging presentations. All of our awards are proudly sponsored by I-MED Radiology.





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The Doug Lording Research Award is named in honour of the founder of Cabrini Research, Associate Professor Doug Lording AM, and is presented annually to a Cabrini individual for outstanding achievements in clinical, applied or basic research.

Awardees are considered on the total impact their career has had on leadership, mentorship and contribution to research discoveries at Cabrini. Individuals are awarded based on the lasting impact they have made on a research field, their development of new research directions, and a demonstrated lifetime commitment to progressing research at Cabrini. Awardees are conferred in the December session of the Cabrini Research Sessions.

Past winners

2021 – Professor Stephen Hall
Medical Director And Founder Of Emeritus Research, Professor Of Medicine Monash University, Rheumatologist Cabrini Health

2020 – Associate Professor Jeremy Shapiro
Medical Oncologist And Researcher, Associate Professor Of Medicine Monash University

To foster and reward outstanding achievements, Cabrini Research established the Publication of the Year Award in 2020 to celebrate exceptional contributions to research. Awarded annually, the Publication of the Year Award recognizes the most important published discovery during the last two calendar years, recognizing innovative approaches, conceptual advances, high quality data and impact on patient health and wellbeing and/or health service delivery. Awardees are conferred in the December session of the Cabrini Research Sessions.

Past winners

Every year the Senior Medical Staff Association at Cabrini offers competitive research scholarships to Monash University third and fourth year Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) students undertaking clinical placements at Cabrini. The research scholarship program offers students experience in undertaking research and the opportunity to work within a research team. The entire program, from scholarship application, ethics and governance of research and research data collection, through to publication and dissemination at a research forum, is invaluable experience for the medical students and encourages them to make an ongoing commitment to research in their medical careers.

The Best Medical Student Presentation Award for the most exceptional presentation delivered annually in the Cabrini Research Sessions.

Past winners

2021 – Jessica McKie
‘The use of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy in early breast cancer as a guide to adjuvant treatment choices: a single institution review’
Supervisors: Associate Professor Yoland Antill and Melissa Vereker

2020 – Kavitha Gnanasambantham
‘Can paired 68Ga PSMA PET CT Scan and multiparametric MRI enable better diagnosis and treatment of biochemical recurrence post radical prostatectomy?’
Supervisor: Professor Mark Frydenberg AM