Nancy Sirett Award, 2017

Prof Vicky Cameron presented the Nancy Sirett Award lecture at 2017 MedSci Congress

The Nancy Sirett Memorial Lecture Award recognises an outstanding research career in the field of Endocrinology in NZ. This year the award was presented to Prof Vicky Cameron, Christchurch Heart institute, University of Otago (pictured receiving the award from NZSE president Greg Anderson).

Prof Cameron heads the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory of the Christchurch Heart Institute, researching the influence of genomics and epigenetics in heart disease development and progression, and the association of genetic variation with clinical outcomes in New Zealand heart disease patients. She heads multiple large, long-term cohort studies including co-leading a study investigating levels of heart disease, diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in rural and urban Māori communities. Prof Cameron’s Nancy Sirett Memorial Lecture, delivered at the MedSci meeting in Nelson, was titled “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain”.