You are here

The Heart Foundation awards A/Prof Andrew Steer for leadership and innovation

Research News
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:45pm
Associate Professor Andrew Steer
Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Steer who has received several accolades from the Heart Foundation for his work advancing the prevention, and developing interventions, for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

On Monday 5th December it was announced that A/Prof Steer was granted the Future Leader Fellowship, one of the highest available awards, recognising A/Prof Steer as one of the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers. 

The fellowship will support A/Prof Steer to build his research capacity and further his leadership in this area.

He was also the recipient of a Paul Korner Innovation Award, which is given to the most innovative research projects by successful fellowship applicants, and provides a single payment of $20,000 on top of the fellowship.

The Heart Foundation is a proud investor in research to help all Australians have better heart health, and is the largest non-government funder of heart disease research in Australia,

“Heart disease remains the single biggest killer of all Australians and for the first time since 2008 the mortality rate has risen. Heart disease was also an associated cause of death for a further 16,000 Australians in 2014. The problem of heart disease is far from ‘solved’, although research such as that funded by these grants will help make significant inroads,” heart Foundation National CEO Adj Prof Kelly said.

Please join us in congratulating A/Prof Andrew Steer on these significant achievements.

Learn more about A/Prof Steer's research here or below: