2017 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards In Memory of Neil Lawrence 1st Prize announced at prestigious Awards ceremony. Congratulations Dr James Hudson from the University of Queensland.
Dr Hudson has been recognised for his ground-breaking work, creating human heart tissue from stem cells for cardiac repair.
The Centenary Institute congratulates all three finalists in this year’s Awards (runners-up Dr Stefan Oehlers, Centenary Institute and Dr Edwin Hawkins, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) it was an honour for us to have the opportunity to recognise these inspirational and humble young Australians. We also congratulate Dr Neil Bretana the 2017 People’s Choice Award winner.
Our utmost thanks to all the brilliant young scientists who entered this year’s Awards – Australia is the true winner with such local creative and innovative talent you are collectively changing and saving lives.
To our Awards sponsors Val Morgan, Commonwealth Bank Private and the Lawrence family we thank you for believing in Australia’s future health and prosperity.
We acknowledge the support of the Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research for joining us at the Awards Ceremony.
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With a prize pool in excess of $50,000 the Awards are open to inspirational young post-doctoral scientists from any institute or university in Australia.
Published today in the highest ranking international cardiovascular journal - European Heart Journal, the study has been led by Centenary’s Professor Chris Semsarian AM and Samantha Barrett-Ross.
Centenary’s Professor Mark Gorrell was the bearer of the University of Sydney ceremonial Mace at the Graduation Ceremony where Jia Li and James Henderson, received their PhD’s.