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2016 NFMRI Awards
Thu. 8 December 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation 2016 awards
Join us at our Annual 2016 NFMRI Awards, where we will celebrate the achievements of our current grant recipients and announce our grants with funding commencing in 2017.
Special announcements include:
The NSW Biosecurity/ NFMRI Infectious Diseases Grant
Thanks to generous support from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, we will be announcing the recipient of the special purpose grant for infectious diseases research. A total of $400,000 is available to support one or more research projects, over up to three years, investigating infectious diseases.
The 2016 Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation
The Medal will be presented for the second time in 2016. It is awarded every two years to a researcher nominated by his peers, who is under the age of 45 for outstanding contribution towards the development and advancement of a biomedical innovation related to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and incidence of disease and other health problems that have a significant impact on the health of humans.
The award comes with a prize of $50,000 and is presented in honour of our longest-standing Trustee and Chairman of our Research Advisory Committee, Dr John Dixon Hughes OAM, who was a founding member of the Foundation in 1977. Dr Dixon Hughes is an astute consultant general surgeon with over 55 years experience, and he remains an active, dedicated and passionate board member to this day.
We would like to thank the NSW Department of Primary Industries for hosting the event and partnering with us to support research into infectious diseases.