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Today marks 30 years since the official opening of what was the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research in Tasmania (now the Menzies Institute for Medical Research), by the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QC, when he was Governor General of Australia.
Professor Michel Coppieters has been appointed as the Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute in Queensland.
Menzies Scholars and Fellows have been awarded fellowships and project grants from the NHMRC valued at over $10.7 million in the latest round of announcements.
Taking the big jump from feeling safe, supported and surrounded by family in a small town in Queensland to studying at the University of Melbourne, is an experience that will guide the mentoring efforts of the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is on a journey to demonstrate the value of blood-based circulating tumour DNA testing in better treating and monitoring cancer patients. It's a journey which started as part of her NHMRC/Menzies Fellowship in Cambridge and has just been given a major boost with the CSL Centenary Fellowship.
Leo Ng from Marist College in Canberra has taken out the National History Challenge special category 'Sir Robert Menzies and today's Australia' with an excellent essay addressing the question 'Did Sir Robert Menzies contribute to a better world?'.
She could well be the prototype for the successful modern teacher. Dr Carina Dennis has taken her evidence and research capabilities honed as a medical scientist, combined them with her communication skills as a journalist and editor, and is now using them to full effect in her third career as a teacher.
Electrical engineer Olsen Garland has set a cracking pace in his first few months as a Menzies Scholar. As part of the latest group of Menzies Scholars to arrive in the UK, Olsen has started his MBA at the London Business School (LBS) and says from orientation week on it has been nothing short of amazing.
The call has gone out for applicants to be the 2018 Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).
The results of a research trial by Menzies Allied Health Scholar and Liverpool Hospital Senior Physiotherapist, Bernadette Brady, will lead to the development of planning tools that practitioners can use to help them quickly explore a patient's cultural influences on their pain.
Glenn Withers is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University and University of New South Wales and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. He was awarded his RG Menzies Scholarship to complete a PhD in Business Economics within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 1970, well before the Menzies Foundation was even contemplated.
The journey through a PhD is often about much more than just research. Being flexible, having patience and persistence, and the ability to work independently while managing research and clinical work were all a part of the challenge for 2015 Allied Health Scholar Teresa Brown who recently submitted her final thesis for review.
Liz Killen believes that Australian science is world-leading, and the more people that know about it, the better.