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Darius Chapman continues his winning run with a further award for his work on mapping AF at the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society in Hong Kong. All this within the first year of his PhD program at CHRD. Well done Darius – a great choice to move out of industry!

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Sachin Nayyar was awarded this outstanding accolade for work on mapping ventricular tachycardia at the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society in Hong Kong. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis on Ventricular Tachycardia Mapping under the direction of Kurt Roberts-Thomson. Well done Sachin.

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Rajiv Mahajan continues his winning runs for 2013 with a clean sweep of every major award. He received first place for his outstanding work demonstrating reversal of the AF substrate at the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society in Hong Kong. Well done Rajiv – a superb culmination of what will be the most outstanding PhD thesis.

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Prof Prash Sanders and the CHRD team implant the first percutaneous injectable loop recorder (Reveal LINQ). This technology opens the door to identifying episodes of AF to allow early anticoagulation and stroke prevention. In addition, it extends the existing capabilities of investigation of palpitations and syncope. Well done Vanessa Maxwell and Jonathon Foote from our clinical trials […]

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Darius Chapman left industry to pursue his ambitions in academia – and that he is doing! He was awarded the ARI Prize for innovation with his development of DAT mapping of atrial fibrillation. His work potentially brings us a step closer in identifying the sites that maintain atrial fibrillation to guide future therapy. Well done […]

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Rajiv Mahajan is having an outstanding year after being awarded the Heart Rhythm Society YIA earlier this year and in August was awarded the Prestigious Cardiac Society Ralph Reader Award. Only one Australian has ever before won both of these awards. A superb effort Rajiv – we are looking forward to great things from you.

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Professor Prash Sanders has recently received a prestigious NHMRC Achievement Award for the highest ranked Practitioner Fellowship. His application – “Prevention and management of atrial fibrillation: a new paradigm” includes a translational series of studies that focus on reducing hospitalisation, reducing stroke risk, improving mortality and prevention. It aims to build research infrastructure in heart […]

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Sachin Nayyar selected as a finalist for the Ralph Reader Young Investigator Award at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in August 2013. Well done Sachin – a great way to finish a PhD program.

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Rajiv Mahajan selected as a finalist for the Ralph Reader Young Investigator Award (Basic Science) at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in August 2013. Well done Rajiv – what an outstanding year!

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Congratulations to all CHRD students and researchers who presented and represented the group in Denver at HRS 2013. A total of 31 original abstracts presented by the group. An outstanding effort – well done.

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