News & events - May 2011

Outstanding Achievements in Medical Research Recognised

Professor Kathryn North, a world-leading paediatric neurologist and geneticist, has been recognised for her research into childhood muscular diseases with the presentation of the GlaxoSmithKline Australia Award for Research Excellence.

This prestigious award recognises her body of work as a translational research scientist. Prof North’s achievements include the world-first discovery of ‘the gene for speed’, or ACTN3, .a common genetic mutation that influences muscle function and performance, as well as her research into neuromuscular and neurogenetic disorders in children that has resulted in improved patient care. Read full story...


A study that found early career researchers (ECRs) require more financial and educational support if they are to build a career after completing study has won the Wiley Blackwell Medical Education Award. Read full story...

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