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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.
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.