DR AUNG KO WIN

DR AUNG KO WIN

Positions

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Epidemiology

Overview

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  • Dr. Aung Ko Win is a medically qualified genetic epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics of The University of Melbourne, and the Centre for Cancer Research of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Australia. He is an Early Career (Clinical Research) Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. His primary research area is the risk assessment given an individual's personal, family history, genetic, and environmental and lifestyle factors, by applying advanced epidemiological and statistical skills and techniques to large international datasets. His research is aimed to achieve personalised risk assessment to enable risk-based screening and clinical management (precision health). His research has been mainly focused on colorectal (bowel) cancer: determining the risks of cancers for people with inherited genetic mutations; investigating the genetic and environmental modifiers for their disease risks; and predicting disease risk using both genetic and environmental factors. He has published more than 100 papers in leading international journals such as JAMA, JCO, JNCI, Gut and Gastroenterology. He is a Co-Investigator of the Colon Cancer Family Registry and the International Mismatch Repair Consortium, which are the two largest international resources for colorectal cancer research. He has actively contributed to the scientific community as a member of many national and international clinical guideline committees and a reviewer of many national and international scientific journals and funding agencies. Dr. Win has achieved multiple prestigious awards throughout his career, including the 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, in recognition of his research into colorectal cancer.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Member 2012 -
  • American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Member 2011 -
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC). Member 2011 -
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association. Member 2008 -
  • International Epidemiological Association. Member 2008 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • G.C.U.T., University of Melbourne 2016
  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne 2014
  • M.P.H., University of Melbourne 2009
  • M.B., B.S., Institute of Medicine (2) 2004

Awards and honors

  • Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs, The University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Team Award for Excellence in Research Achievements, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2016
  • Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, 2015
  • Head of School Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2015
  • Winner of the 2013 Premier's Award for Health & Medical Research, Victorian Government and the Australian Society for Medical Research, 2013
  • Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2013
  • 2013 Premier's Award for Health & Medical Research, Victorian Government, 2013
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS), The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Population Health Congress Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2012
  • Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 2012
  • M.A. Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund Special Travel Grants-In-Aid, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • AEA Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Student Bursary Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2011
  • Public Health Initiative for Research Student Training (PHIRST) Award, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Picchi Brothers Foundation Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Research Scholarship, Cancer Council Victoria, 2011
  • Early Career Award for Excellence in Research Achievement, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2011
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) 14th Annual Meeting, 2010

Supervision

Available for supervision

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