Australia Day Awards

26 January 2013

Congratulations to Prof. David Sillence who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the recent Australia Day Honours for "significant service to medicine in the field of clinical genetics". This is a fitting and well-deserved recognition of the tireless work that David has done over several decades in helping establish medical genetics as the major discipline that it now is within NSW and Australia.

Prestigious Research Medal Awarded to Professor Kathryn North AM

17 October 2012

Congratulations to Professor Kathryn North, the Kids Research Institute's head of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research, for being awarded the prestigious Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research for her role in discovering what researchers have termed the ‘gene for speed’.

The medal recognises Professor North's incredible contribution to biomedical research in the key areas of neuromuscular disorders, neurofibromatosis and the study of genes that influence athletic performance. As part of the award, Professor North has received a $50,000 grant for future research.

Congratulations Professor North on this well-deserved recognition.

Professor Elizabeth Elliott chosen as one of "100 Women of Influence"

15 October 2012

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Kids Research Institute’s Head of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, for being recognised with a 100 Women of Influence Award by The Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

More than 350 women were nominated for these prestigious awards. The finalists were selected from across the economy by a panel of leading Australians. Those chosen have been successful in their careers and influential in shaping a bold and diverse future for Australia.

Congratulations Professor Elliott on this well-deserved recognition.