CAR investigator recognised for research excellence
14 March 2019
CAR Chief investigator Associate Professor Yuming Guo has been honoured among 23 of Australia’s most outstanding researchers who received a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Award in Canberra last night (13 March).
The awards celebrate individual achievements, leadership and the exceptional contributions of Australian researchers to their field of research.
Associate Professor Guo, from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, received the award for his Career Development Fellowship titled: ‘Improving the assessment of environmental health risks with new technology and novel approaches’.
His work is looking at integrating improvement of exposure assessment, evidence from population-based observational studies, experiments under natural conditions, and the use of new technology and novel approaches to explore the health effects of air pollution.
Associate Professor Guo said he felt fortunate and excited to receive the award, and he hoped his research could make a contribution to reduce the impact of air pollution and climate change on human health.
Associate Professor Yuming Guo receiving his award ... his focus is on innovation and collaboration.
CAR principal investigator Professor Guy Marks said
Associate Professor Guo had led important work on understanding and measuring the adverse health effects
of a range of environmental and climate hazards in many countries including Australia and China.
“Innovation and collaboration have been at the heart of Yuming’s success,” Professor Marks said. “His NHMRC Research Excellence Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding achievements.”