Australians are being encouraged to have their say by deciding who should be named the winner of the 2018 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award (CIMIA) People’s Choice. The CIMIA is considered to be one of the most prestigious prizes for early-career researchers, by recognising bold young researchers who are taking the risks to ask the big questions of today.
A record-number of entries have been received for this year’s Awards, demonstrating the breadth of young scientists working to find new ways to treat and cure society’s most prolific diseases. Some of the projects include using computational models to eliminate Hepatitis C, learning how to switch drug-resistant melanoma into drug-sensitive melanoma, boosting the brain’s reward system to treat anorexia, and investigating a potential link between gut bacteria and breast cancer.
These life-changing projects can be viewed on the 2018 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards page, where members of the public are being encouraged to choose their favourite by clicking on the ‘Vote’ button on the individual entry pages.
The entry with the most votes will be crowned winner of the People’s Choice Award, and will take home a $2,000 cheque to help them continue their innovative research.
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