NHMRC Biennial Awards 2015

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Outstanding Contribution Award

Professor Melissa Little

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Over the last two decades, Professor Little has made extensive contributions to NHMRC and the broader medical research sector in Australia. She was a committee member on the Strategic Investment Review of Health and Medical Research for the Australian Government (Wills Review) and Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia (McKeon Review). Professor Little was also a member of NHMRC’s Research Committee from 2009 to 2015. 

Ethics Award

Associate Professor Ian Kerridge

University of Sydney

Associate Professor Kerridge has spent his entire career dissecting ethical issues in health practice and policy and promoting high ethical standards in health care and research. He was a member of the Legislation Review Committee that examined human cloning and the use of human embryos, and most recently, was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Assisted Reproductive Technology Review Committee.

Science to Art Award

Dr Victor Anggono

University of Queensland 

Dr Anggono is a Group Leader at the Queensland Brain Institute and a member of the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research. His winning entry shows neurons extending their axons to establish synaptic connection and form neural circuits, the activity of which is essential for brain function such as learning and memory.