Medical research is increasingly expensive. However, with the generous support of our benefactors, Sydney Medical School is able to pursue exciting new areas of investigation.

Through the foundations associated with Sydney Medical School members of the community, professions and organisations provide the School with many hours of unpaid assistance. We are extremely grateful for this level of support and the hard work of our friends and colleagues in this endeavour.

In 2009, the Dean of Sydney Medical School, Professor Bruce Robinson, announced the renaming of the Medical Foundation (the school’s oldest foundation) to Sydney Medical School Foundation. This Foundation now acts as the major fundraising arm of the School.

In total, the research work of the School is supported by 12 foundations. These include:

Sydney Medical School Foundation
        Microsearch Foundation of Australia
        Sydney Burns Foundation
Research Funds within the Sydney Medical School Foundation:
        Alzheimer's Research Fund
        Bone & Joint Research
        Cardiothoracic Surgery Research and Education Fund
        Endocrinology & Diabetes Research Fund
        Meniere's Research Fund
        Timor-Leste Health Fund
Hoc Mai - the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation
Melanoma Foundation
Nepean Medical Research Foundation
Nerve Research Foundation