Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination

The Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination is named in Christine’s honour to recognise her contributions to the success of AGITG trials over many years, benefiting countless patients across the globe.

This Award will be presented annually to recognise a significant and outstanding contribution by an AGITG study coordinator. The recipient will receive up to $2,000 to pursue further education and an award trophy. The inaugural award will be presented in 2021.

In memory of Christine Aiken

Christine (Chris) Aiken joined the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) in June 2004. She worked exclusively on AGITG projects for 16 years as the first Monitor employed at the CTC, Trial Coordinator and Associate Oncology Project Manager. AGITG trials Chris worked on include TOP GEAR, REGISTER, ASCOLT, Advanced GIST and MASTERPLAN. Chris was also a member of the AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting Study Coordinator‐Consumer Committee in 2018 and 2019.

Chris’ passion for her work and the importance of clinical trials to improve outcomes for others was always evident. Chris is deeply missed by all the staff at CTC and AGITG. Her collegiality, enthusiasm, and expansive knowledge of obscure trial related facts will be long remembered.