CV Champions Class of 2023

Three cheers for the CV Champions Class of 2022-23!! It was a huge intake this year. Congratulations to our 39 participants from 23 institutes across Australia. 

Sabine Allida

Susann Beier

Ashenafi Betrie

Lauren Blekkenhorst

Gillian Blue

Katharine Brown

Matthew Burrage

Cher-Rin Chong

Lachlan Dalli

Jonathon Fanning

Simon Foster 

Brooklyn Fraser

Sarah Gauci

Lemlem Gebremichael

Nicola Giannotti

Alice Gibson

Sonali Gnanenthiran

Nikky Gordon

Nicola Gray

Michael Huang

Brooke Huuskes

Julee McDonagh

James McNamara

Shiva Raj Mishra 

Kegan Moneghetti 

Hooi Ng

Anh Nguyen

Quynh Nhu Dinh

Muideen Olaiya

Janessa Pickering

Dean Picone

Maria Alejandra Pinero de Plaza

Sabah Rehman

Bui San Thai

Sonia Shah

Cassandra Smith

Jordyn Thomas

Xia Wang

Kathryn Wolhuter

The CV Champions is a unique leadership development program for cardiovascular (CV) EMCRs offering the chance to think strategically, expand their network, & engage stakeholders to create impact in their research.


 This exciting program brings CV EMCRs together and develops academic entrepreneurs who are equipped to be future leaders in the CV research sector.


It was held over 12 months and included a combination of workshops facilitated by Science Communicator Dr Ken Dutton-Regester, out-of-session individual and peer-led learning, as well as our hugely popular mentoring program.


We’d like to thank ACvA Operations Project Manager Meng Hsu for organising this mighty program with our Emerging Leader’s Committee. Thank you also to Dr Ken Dutton-Regester who was an inspiring facilitator and Seana Gall, Lee Hunt, Nathan Palpant, Jatin Patel, Holly Pobjie, Chengxue Helena Qin, Julie Redfern, Marc Sim and Tony Willis who all willingly shared their time, experiences and expertise.


You can find more details about the CV Champions program and other ACvA EMCR events and initiatives HERE.


For 2023 graduates – We’re currently evaluating the 2022/23 CV Champions Program and would appreciate if you could complete a short survey HERE.