NHMRC Research Excellence Award winners 2022

NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

NHMRC’s annual awards recognising excellence in health and medical research were announced in March in Canberra. The awards ceremony was attended by NHMRC’s Council Chair Professor Caroline Homer AO and members of NHMRC’s Council, including leading Australian researchers and chief health officers from across the nation.

Thirteen awards were presented recognising the top-ranked applicants to each of NHMRC’s major funding schemes during the past year. 

This year’s awards include the newly named NHMRC David Cooper Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award in honour of leading HIV/AIDS researcher Professor David Cooper AC FAA FAHMS (1949-2018).

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