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Dr

Ada Cheung

Senior Research Fellow In Endocrinology
Effects of cross-sex hormone therapy in transgender healthcare
Preventing side-effects of androgen deprivation therapy
Muscle loss and sarcopaenia
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
endocrinology & metabolism
humans
male
testosterone
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Dr

Ada Cheung

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Muscle
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Dr

Ada Cheung

 

Dr Ada Cheung is a clinician scientist and holds a prestigious Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship based in the Department of Medicine (Austin Health), The University of Melbourne. She is also an endocrinologist in private practice and at Austin Health.

Her research studies the role of testosterone and oestrogen on the body, focusing on preventing side-effects of androgen deprivation therapy for men with prostate cancer as well as improving health outcomes for transgender and gender diverse individuals. She currently leads a research group (www.transmedicalresearch.org) to improving health outcomes through medical research, education and advocacy. Her research predominantly focusses on understanding the effects of gender-affirming hormone treatments in transgender individuals. Her PhD thesis studied the prevention of muscle effects of androgen deprivation therapy, and was supported by the NHMRC. She has recently won a number of prestigious international and national awards for her research work including being one of five individuals worldwide, and the only Australian to win a US Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award in 2016 for outstanding contributions to endocrine research. Nationally, she was a finalist for the Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research (Victorian State Government) in 2018 and has been awarded the Viertel Charitable Foundation Clinical Investigator Award 2018, RACP Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Fellowship for research excellence and community service leadership 2018, Austin Medical Research Foundation Bernie Sweet Fellowship 2017, the Australian Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award 2016, and the premier award of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award 2015 for the best clinical research presentation at the annual scientific meeting.

Dr Cheung is involved in supervising PhD and MD research project students and is also a tutor and lecturer at the University of Melbourne Medical School. Furthermore, she is actively involved in the Endocrine Society of Australia and Australian Diabetes Society, recently involved in developing the Type 1 Diabetes Consulting Skills book and was also an invited speaker and previously on the Program Organising Committee for the Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Seminar. She is also a member of the US Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health. Dr Cheung views engagement with community groups and active contribution to international and national endocrine societies and conferences to be essential in ensuring relevance of research and to expand research impact. Committed to community service in the not-for-profit sector, Dr Cheung is a Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia and has a Diploma in Business (Governance).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 48 most recent scholarly works by Ada Cheung.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2020

RACP Cottrell Research Fellowship

2020

Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship, The University of Melbourne

2019

Melbourne Medical School Publication Prize Finalist

2018

Special Commendation

Dean's Innovation Grant, The University of Melbourne

2018

Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research Finalist

2018

Viertel Charitable Foundation

2017

Austin Medical Research Foundation Bernie Sweet Fellowship

2016

Young Investigator Award

Australian Women in Endocrinology

2016

Student Travel Award

Logemas

2016

Early Investigator Award for outstanding accomplishments in endocrine research

US Endocrine Society

2016

Outstanding Abstract Award at the Endocrine Society's 98th Annual Meeting

US Endocrine Society

2015

Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award for the best clinical research presentation

Endocrine Society of Australia

2011

Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship

National Health and Medical Research Council

2008

Medical Education Award for the Most Outstanding HMO Supervisor

Austin Health

2003

Deans Honours List

University of Melbourne

2003

Senior Medical Staff Award for the Top Medical Student

Austin Health

2018

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2011

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow In Endocrinology

Medicine - Austin Health

Casual

Medical Education

Member

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Member

Australian Professional Association for Trans Health

Member

Endocrine Society of Australia

Member

US Endocrine Society

Member

Australian Medical Association

Education


Diploma of Business (Governance)

Federation University Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)

University of Melbourne

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Medicine and Surgery

University of Melbourne