DR AUNG KO WIN

DR AUNG KO WIN

Positions

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Epidemiology

Overview

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  • Dr Win is a medically qualified genetic epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow. His primary research interest is in chronic diseases mainly bowel cancer, focusing on the use of family data and advanced statistical techniques to investigate cancer risks, the role of environmental and genetic modifiers on cancer risk, and clinical outcomes after cancer treatment for carriers of high cancer-risk predisposing genetic mutations. He is an investigator of the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry, International Colon Cancer Family Registry, and the International Mismatch Repair Consortium which is a worldwide collaboration on the study of cancer risks for Lynch syndrome. He is the Chair of the risk modelling group of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence: Reducing the Burden of Colorectal Cancer by Optimising Screening. He has been named the 2013 winner of the prestigious Victorian Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research, in recognition of his work in colorectal cancer research.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Member 2012 -
  • American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Member 2011 -
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC). Member 2011 -
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association. Member 2008 -
  • International Epidemiological Association. Member 2008 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne 2014
  • M.P.H., University of Melbourne 2009
  • M.B., B.S., Institute of Medicine (2) 2004

Awards and honors

  • Winner of the 2013 Premier's Award for Health & Medical Research, Victorian Government and the Australian Society for Medical Research, 2013
  • 2013 Winner of the Premier's Award for Health & Medical Research, Victorian Government, 2013
  • Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2013
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS), The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Population Health Congress Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2012
  • Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 2012
  • Public Health Initiative for Research Student Training (PHIRST) Award, Melbourne School of Population Health, 2012
  • M.A. Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund Special Travel Grants-In-Aid, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Student Poster Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Research Scholarship, NHMRC, 2011
  • AEA Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Early Career Award for Excellence in Research Achievement, Melbourne School of Population Health, 2011
  • Student Bursary Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Picchi Brothers Foundation Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Research Scholarship, Cancer Council Victoria, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) 14th Annual Meeting, 2010

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Supervision

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