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Ms Pia Varsamis

BExSSc | BExSSc (Hons)

Pia Varsamis is a PhD candidate in the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Department of Physiology at Monash University. She completed her BExSSc (Hons) in 2015 on the topic of 'Combined effects of exercise and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on microvascular function in healthy males' in the School of Exercise Science at the Australian Catholic University. She is currently completing her second year of her PhD in the area of sugary drinks, prolonged sitting and glucose control under the primary supervision of Professor Bronwyn Kingwell and Co-supervisors Professor David Dunstan, Professor Neville Owen and Dr Megan Grace.

Achievements

  • Monash University RTP Scholarship (2017)
  • Executive Dean’s Commendation Award for Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours), Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia (2015)
  • Executive Dean’s Commendation Award for Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
  • Early Achievers Program, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia (2012)

Awards

  • Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant Award (2017)
  • Praxis Research Essentials Scholarship Award (2017)
  • Baker Institute Travel Award (2017)

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