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CEO newsletter November 2006

Download CEO's newsletter - november 2006 November CEO's newsletter (PDF, 43KB) November CEO's newsletter (DOC, 63KB) New strategic plan for NHMRC My colleagues and I are currently developing the NHMRC’s Strategic Plan for the new triennium, to be presented to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott by the end of the year. The Plan is a legislative requirement, but it is also a great opportunity. The new independent status of the NHMRC, the trust...

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MJA profile of NHMRC CEO Warwick Anderson AM: Power of One

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, tells the Medical Journal of Australia about what turned him on to science and his motivations for pursuing a career in science research. MJA profile of NHMRC CEO: Power of One (PDF 488KB)

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CEO Health Research Translation Newsletter - December 2013

Health and medical research provides new knowledge at an ever growing rate. This knowledge is aimed at improving health; sometimes in the short term, often with a longer time frame. The catch is of course that peoples’ health is improved only when the findings of research are taken up and implemented by decision makers, health professionals, policy makers and consumers. Sometimes the research needs to be developed commercially; to support the development of new products for better diagnoses...

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CEO Newsletter – July 2013

2013 Project Grants Peer Review Overview and Commonly Asked Questions The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) had received over 3900 applications this year, a 4.8% increase on 2012. To ensure that all applications receive a fair and equitable peer review, we will convene 43 Grant Review Panels (GRP) between 29 July and 6 September involving approximately 600 panel members, Chairs and Assistant Chairs and many thousands of external reviewers. The Project Grants scheme is...

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NHMRC CEO Newsletter 26 March 2010

Project Grants 2010 round and RGMS NHMRC has received 3344 applications for Project Grants for review in 2010, up from 3110 in 2009 and 2586 in 2008. It is expected that between 640 and 680 grants will be able to be supported this year, depending on the growth in average project grants size. All researchers wishing to lodge an application have been able to do so successfully. This was the first time we used the new Research Grants Management System (RGMS) to accept Project Grants...

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Interview with Focus Reports

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, talks about NHMRC’s key milestones and achievements, the interaction between academia and the private sector, clinical research, international collaborations and the main challenges and opportunities for Australian researchers in the Asian Century. Would you begin by outlining the key milestones and achievements of the NHMRC in the past four years? The first point is the development of our initiatives on an international level: for example, we...

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75 years of working to build a healthy Australia

I am proud and pleased to reflect on the enormous contribution health and medical research has made to the well-being of all Australians on the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Health and Medical Research Council. During the past 75 years, Australia has seen a dramatic improvement in our life expectancy. In the 1930s, when the NHMRC was founded, an Australian male might live to about 63 years and an Australian woman for just over 67 years. Today, life expectancy has...

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