The CVMM EMCR Conference Award provides financial assistance to enable emerging UNSW researchers in the field of cardiovascular and metabolic health to share their research around the world.

The recipients will each receive $2,000 to assist with travel expenses related to domestic or international conferences and meetings attended or scheduled to be attended in 2024.

The goal of this award is to support early- and mid-career researchers (0-10 years post-PhD award, relative to opportunity) in cardiovascular and metabolic health across various disciplines, ranging from discovery to implementation science. 

Congratulations to the following recipients:



Research area


Osvaldo Contreras

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Heart disease

Biomolecular Horizons Congress. Darwin, Australia

Jeanette Villanueva

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Heart Transplantation

30th International Congress of The Transplantation Society. Istanbul, Turkey

Vivian Lee

The George Institute for Global Health

Metabolic disease

International Joint Congress of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM) and the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ). Sydney, Australia

Isabella Tan

The George Institute for Global Health


International Society of Hypertension Scientific Meeting. Cartegena, Columbia

Lauren Houston

The George Institute for Global Health

Heart disease

72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia