Menzies Foundation news

Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activities are available here.

  • Burnet Prize tops Nick's great year

    30-Nov-2016

    NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) laboratory head, Dr Nick Huntington, has been awarded the Burnet Prize to top off an outstanding year for the early career researcher.

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  • Atomic Dust wins Biruk the Menzies history category

    29-Nov-2016

    An exploration of Sir Robert Menzies' role in the Maralinga nuclear tests has won young Biruk Kahsay from St Monica's Catholic Primary School in Footscray, Melbourne, the Menzies special category prize in the National History Challenge.

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  • Deciphering cellular immunity around the clock

    24-Nov-2016

    Understanding the circadian cycles of immune cells and the genes that control them may play an important role in combating and treating inflammatory and chronic diseases.

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  • Increasing sports participation for adults with disabilities

    23-Nov-2016

    Training programs to help physiotherapists and other health professionals support adults with disabilities identify and participate in sporting activities, will be boosted by a Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant.

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  • Scholar supports Heartbeat of Football

    22-Nov-2016

    The death of his brother's team mate on the soccer field led Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Menzies Scholar and Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre in Sydney, to think about how he could combine his professional expertise and his passion to help players stay active in soccer for longer.

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  • Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant awarded to Satellite Foundation

    15-Nov-2016

    A program which provides support to young people who live with a parent with mental illness will benefit from the Inaugural Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grants, awarded in Sydney this week.

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  • Exploring the edges of law

    25-Oct-2016

    Contributing to the development of refugee policy and creating greater awareness of Australia's international legal obligations is what Lyndon Goddard would like to do when he returns from studying a Master of Laws at Cambridge.

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  • Nathan seeks clear answers at Oxford

    24-Oct-2016

    Immersion in subjects examining the crossover between politics, administrative and constitutional law, along with a unique experience working for the UNHCR, have inspired 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law recipient, Nathan Van Wees, to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.

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  • Further insight into immune cell activation

    13-Oct-2016

    2014 NHMRC/RG Menzies Scholar in Medicine, Dr Si Ming Man, has continued his outstanding publishing record with another important paper on activating danger-sensing proteins in cells, published in journal Cell.

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  • A decade of humanitarian projects

    13-Oct-2016

    Human rights and refugee advocate, Julian Burnside AO, and Grand Designs Australia host, Peter Maddison, will headline an event to celebrate 10 years of Architects Without Frontiers (AWF) and its humanitarian projects around the world in November.

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  • Partnership to create Indigenous Mentoring Fellow

    11-Oct-2016

    The Inaugural Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship is open for applications as a result of a partnership between the Menzies Foundation and the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).

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  • Rawlinson made Fellow of AAHMS

    10-Oct-2016

    Professor Bill Rawlinson AM has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his work in translational research into cytomegalovirus (CMV) amongst other achievements.

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  • Supporting vulnerable families

    10-Oct-2016

    If the definition of leadership is helping others achieve their potential, then there could be no better leader than 2003 Menzies Research Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences, Dr Kerry Proctor.

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  • Autism App Google Impact Challenge finalist

    05-Oct-2016

    A smartphone app to aid parents in the early detection of Autism developed using research by Menzies Scholar, Dr Josephine Barbaro, who is working at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, is one of the 10 Australian finalists in the Google Impact Challenge.

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  • Lady Amos leaves her mark in Melbourne

    21-Sep-2016

    Baroness Valerie Amos certainly left her mark when she visited Melbourne last week to deliver the Menzies Oration on Higher Education.

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  • Composer recognised around the world

    20-Sep-2016

    This week at the Boston Conservatory, Harvard Menzies Scholar and composer, Nicholas Vines, will be central to Guerilla Opera's new production of Loose, Wet and Perforated, having provided the music and libretto for its 10thanniversary production.

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  • Disruptive energy idea leads to engineering scholarship

    19-Sep-2016

    The 2017 Menzies Scholar in Engineering is set to help bring cheaper, more efficient, zero-emission electricity to markets at home and abroad by combining business nous with his electrical engineering skills.

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  • Menzies HIQ turns one in excellent health

    15-Sep-2016

    Menzies Health Institute Queensland has marked its first birthday with a clean bill of health. The important partnership between Griffith University and the Menzies Foundation has resulted in the first health and medical research institute in Australia dedicated to allied health research and translation.

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  • Autism App wins national iAward

    05-Sep-2016

    Based on research by Dr Josie Barbaro, the ASDetect app which aids with the early identification of autism, has won the National iAward for Research and Development Project of the year.

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  • Understanding cultural differences in the experience of chronic pain

    25-Aug-2016

    A physiotherapist who is studying the cultural differences in pain awareness, management and patient interactions, has been awarded the 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences.

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