Monash Health’s Head of Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research, Professor Sophia Zoungas, has been awarded the inaugural Australian Diabetes Society Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Clinical Diabetes Research Award.
This award recognises the career of a leading clinical diabetes researcher and was made possible by the generosity of Dr Ranji Wikramanayake, a long-standing member of the Australian Diabetes Society.
The award will support Professor Zoungas’ research on the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and its complications.
Professor Zoungas says she is “looking forward to leading the organisation during this period of escalating diabetes prevalence and considerable need for greater efforts to prevent and manage the disease”.
The award will assist Professor Zoungas in enhancing the welfare of individuals with diabetes through improving knowledge and understanding, producing management guidelines, training of health professionals and supporting diabetes research.