National Health and Medical Research Council

Home
Skip Navigation and go to Content
Explore NHMRC
 
Close sitemap

Media releases

View by year: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

December 2010

NHMRC Fellowship recognises contribution of Australian Icon: Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

The enormous achievements of Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner will be commemorated by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship in honour of the pioneering researcher. “The NHMRC’s Frank Fenner Early Career Fellowship recognises Professor Fenner’s outstanding contribution to health and medical research in Australia during a distinguished career” Mr Butler said. “This fellowship will be awarded to Early Career Fellows, identified through the...

See full media release...

Targeting High Blood Pressure: Combating Global Chronic Non-Communicable Disease

A new call for research from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (the Alliance) will investigate how to implement programs to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke in low and middle-income settings.  It has been estimated that almost a billion people world-wide have high blood pressure, with two-thirds of these living in developing countries.This pandemic is occurring despite the progress that people have made in preventing and treating hypertension and the chronic diseases that...

See full media release...

NHMRC Excellence Awards Demonstrate Australia's Strength in Health and Medical Research

The calibre and depth of health and medical research in Australia was demonstrated last night at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Excellence Awards in Canberra.  Australia’s peak body for health and medical research presented the awards to recognise the scientific merit, innovation and the research success of 10 of Australia’s leading health and medical researchers. “The NHMRC established these Excellence Awards to recognise and reward...

See full media release...

Impacts of Climate Change on Health - Research Funding

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced funding for three climate change adaptation and health research projects under the Health Challenges of Climate Change special initiative. The initiative has now seen a total of $1.9 million allocated to research to better understand the health related impacts of climate change. The projects funded under the initiative are jointly funded by the Australian Government’s peak health and medical research funding...

See full media release...

Glaucoma Guidelines to Improve Eye Care across the Country

Guidelines on the treatment of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, were released on 21 November 2010 at the 42nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in Adelaide. The Guidelines for the Screening, Prognosis, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Glaucoma (the Guidelines) provide information for eye specialists, opticians, GPs and other health workers on the best options for preventing and treating...

See full media release...

November 2010

$125.7 Million to Support 296 of Australia's Top Health and Medical Researchers

Dementia care and mental health treatments are two areas that will benefit from an injection of $125.7 million into health and medical research, announced today by Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing. Two hundred and ninety six researchers across Australia have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council awards and fellowships that will enable them to develop their research careers. “When researchers are given an opportunity to develop their research careers...

See full media release...

Victoria Wins $265.6 Million in Grants for Health and Medical Research

Fifty three million dollars of National Health and Medical Research Council grants announced today by Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Ageing, will enable 120 Victorian researchers to continue their essential work. This funding adds to the $211.9 million announced by Mr Butler last week, for Victorian NHMRC Project, IRIISS and Equipment Grants, totalling $265.6 million. “Victoria has continued its position as Australia’s predominant state for health and medical research, winning...

See full media release...

South Australia Wins $43.2 Million in Grants for Health and Medical Research

Over nine million dollars of National Health and Medical Research Council grants announced today by Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Ageing, will enable 24 South Australian researchers to continue their important work. This funding adds to the $33.6 million announced by Mr Butler last week, for South Australian NHMRC Project, IRIISS and Equipment Grants, totalling $43.2 million. “Today’s announcement of $9.6 million of fellowships for successful researchers will enable these...

See full media release...

Queensland Wins $73.8 Million in Grants for Health and Medical Research

Over seventeen million dollars of National Health and Medical Research Council grants announced today by Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Ageing, will enable 39 Queensland researchers to continue their essential work. This funding adds to the $56.1 million announced by Mr Butler last week, for Queensland NHMRC Project, IRIISS and Equipment Grants, totalling $73.8 million. “Today’s announcement of $17.7 million of fellowships for successful researchers will enable these...

See full media release...

NSW Wins $140.9 Million in Grants for Health and Medical Research

Over thirty two million dollars of National Health and Medical Research Council grants announced today by Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Ageing, will enable 84 NSW researchers to continue their essential work. This funding adds to the $108.4 million announced by Mr Butler last week, for NSW NHMRC Project, IRIISS and Equipment Grants, totalling $140.9 million. “Today’s announcement of $32.5 million of fellowships for successful researchers will enable these researchers to...

See full media release...

Page reviewed: 1 October, 2014