Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards announced

On Thursday 14 November, the national peak body for health and medical research, Research Australia, awarded its seventeenth annual Health and Medical Research Awards.

The Faculty wishes to congratulate the below recipients and thank those who nominated them.

Advocacy Award

Professor Gordon Lynch, Director of the Centre for Muscle Research, Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences

Awarded for sustained excellence in promoting the importance of health and medical research.

Great Australian Philanthropy Award

Pamela Galli, who established the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Medical Research Trust

Awarded for personal philanthropic donations to health and medical research.

Griffith University Discovery Award

Dr Christine Keenan, Honorary, Department of Medical Biology (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Awarded to an early career researcher whose work has already demonstrated its importance or impact.

GSK Award for Research Excellence

Professor Brendan Crabb AC, Director and CEO, Burnet Institute; Honorary, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences

Awarded for outstanding achievements in medical research.

Peter Wills Medal

Professor Kathryn North AC, Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; David Danks Professor of Child Health Research, Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School

Awarded for making an outstanding contribution to building Australia’s international reputation in the area of health and medical research, and fostering collaboration for better health.

Congratulations also to Health Services Research Award finalist:

Professor Karin Thursky, Director, NHMRC National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases, Peter Mac; Professor, Doherty Institute; Sir Peter McCallum Department of Oncology and Department of Medicine and Radiology; Department of Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Medical School

The full list of awards is available here.