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Aung Ko Win

Nhmrc Career Development Fellow
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Cancer Prevention
Risk Factors
Risk Prediction
Epidemiology
Colorectal Cancer
Cancer Genetics
Hereditary Cancer
Early-Onset Disease
Screening
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A/Prof

Aung Ko Win

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Precision Prevention and Early Detection
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A/Prof

Aung Ko Win

 

Associate Professor Aung Ko Win, MBBS, MPH, PhD, is a Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Head of the Colorectal Cancer Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and Deputy Lead of Precision Prevention and Early Detection, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research in Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He also has an honorary research appointment in Genetic Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

To reduce the population cancer burden through precision prevention and early detection, Dr Win has developed and led several large-scale research programs in the field of genetic epidemiology, in collaboration with multiple international consortia including Colon Cancer Family Registry, International Mismatch Repair Consortium, International MUTYH Collaboration, and Asian Cohort Consortium. His current research focuses on colorectal cancer, in particular: studying risk factors for genetic diseases (mainly Lynch syndrome and MUTYH-associated polyposis), second primary cancers and colorectal cancer subtypes; investigating the aetiology of early-onset colorectal cancers; developing personalised assessment based on a wide range of risk factors. Dr Win has widely published, in the field of hereditary colorectal cancer, more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and reviews in top-ranking journals including JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Gastroenterology and Gut. He has been funded over $4 million via fellowships and projects as a Chief Investigator. He has been an invited speaker at more than 40 national and international conferences and research institutions. He actively contributes to the scientific community nationally and globally via involvement in clinical guideline committees, research working groups, grant review panels, and grant and manuscript peer-reviews. Dr Win is the Graduate Research Training Coordinator for the University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, overseeing the progress of approximately 35 graduate researchers (PhD and MPhil) every year. He is also co-coordinator of Genetic Epidemiology, a masters-level subject at the University of Melbourne. Throughout his career, Dr Win’s academic leadership and contributions have been recognised by multiple prestigious research excellence awards, including 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research and 2017 University of Melbourne Award for Excellence in Team-based Research Programs.

Projects

Displaying the 20 most recent projects by Aung Ko Win.

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Projects

Project Types


14

Research Grant


5

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 153 most recent scholarly works by Aung Ko Win.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Travel Grant

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

2017

Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research Programs

The University of Melbourne

2016

Team Award for Excellence in Research Achievements

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

2016

Scholar-in-Training Award

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

2015

Head of School Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

2015

Hugh Rogers Fellowship

Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association

2015

Dean's Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

2015

Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis

The University of Melbourne

2013

Winner of the 2013 Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research

Victorian Government

2013

Richard Lovell Travelling Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

2012

Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

2012

Population Health Congress Travel Award

Australasian Epidemiological Association

2012

M.A. Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund Special Travel Grants-In-Aid

The University of Melbourne

2012

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS)

The University of Melbourne

2011

Public Health Initiative for Research Student Training (PHIRST) Award

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

2011

Early Career Award for Excellence in Research Achievement

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

2011

Student Bursary Award

Australasian Epidemiological Association

2011

Best Poster Presentation Award

Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Meeting

2011

Early Career Travel Award

Australasian Epidemiological Association

2011

Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship

The University of Melbourne

2011

Picchi Brothers Foundation Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Research Scholarship

Cancer Council Victoria

2011

Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Research Scholarship

National Health and Medical Research Council

2010

Best Poster Presentation Award

Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) 14th Annual Meeting

2020

AGAF - Fellowship of the American Gastroenterological Association


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Nhmrc Career Development Fellow

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Active Member

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Deputy Head, Colorectal Cancer Unit

University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Honorary Research Associate, Genetic Medicine

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Deputy Lead, Precision Prevention And Early Detection

University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Member

University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Management Committee

Member

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Graduate Research Training Committee

Graduate Research Training Coordinator

University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Member

International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)

Member

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Associate Member

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Member

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Member

Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC)

Member

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Member

Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)

Member

International Epidemiological Association (IEA)

Education


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology and Cancer Genetics)

University of Melbourne

Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Institute of Medicine (2)