Award Event - 2006
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research presented to Cystic Fibrosis researcher at special award event
A luncheon jointly hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Prof Gavin Brown and the Trustees of the Fund, was held on 18 August 2006 at the University of Sydney to present the inaugural award of this prestigious new prize for medical research.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Prof Gavin Brown presented the prize – a medallion and a cash award of $5,000 - to Mr Mark Elkins, for his work establishing the efficacy of a new, low-cost, long-term therapy for cystic fibrosis through a multi-centre, randomised, clinical trial. Mr Elkins is Research Physiotherapist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
To be awarded in alternate years at the University of Sydney and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Prize aims to recognise a major contribution to the understanding or treatment of disease made by a researcher under 40 years of age at the time of application.
Nominations for the award for 2006, were called for from researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and closed on 30 November. The winner of the 2006 award will be announced in March 2007 and the Prize will be awarded in Jerusalem in June 2007, at the Hebrew University's Board of Governors' Meeting.
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