Vital Highlights 2014-2021


The Flagship Fellow scheme gives emerging researchers a 12 - month opportunity to develop their own research program , with mentorship from leaders in translational cancer research . Many of our former Fellows have used this opportunity to become independent researchers , with funding from prestigious external schemes .

Dr Kelly McKelvey (Flagship 1 Fellow 2017-2018) Dr McKelvey is now the the Matt Callander Beanie for Brain Cancer HMRI Fellow , funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation . Currently , she is based at the Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory where she is continuing the vital research that she began with Flagship 1 on inflammatory responses in brain cancer . Find Dr McKelvey on ResearchGate .

Dr Aimee Hayes (Flagship 2 Fellow 2017-2018)

Dr Hayes is now a Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Royal Free Hospital , London , United Kingdom . Find Dr Hayes on ResearchGate .

Dr David Chan (Flagship 2 Fellow (2019-2020) Dr Chan was awarded a 5 - year NHMRC Investigator grant on Quantitative dual PET analysis in neuroendocrine tumours , building on the groundbreaking research of his Sydney Vital Fellowship . David is also a medical oncologist at Royal North Shore Hospital . Find Dr Chan on ResearchGate .

Dr Wei Deng (Flagship 3 Fellow 2017-2018) Dr Deng is now a senior Research Fellow working at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering , University of New South Wales . She recently received CINSW Career Development Fellowship to work on New therapeutic option for lymph node metastasis in rectal cancer : radiation - triggered photodynamic therapy in deep tissue . Find Dr Deng on Google Scholar .


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