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Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research

The Prize is awarded in alternate years at the University of Sydney and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It recognizes discovery in medical research carried out at either University by a scientist under 45 years of age. It comprises an award of AUS$10,000 and a medal. It is awarded for a discovery which has made a major contribution to the understanding or treatment of disease and has achieved or has the potential to achieve therapeutic outcomes.

The Prize was established in November 2004 in honour of the Fund's Patron, Sir Zelman Cowen who served as Governor General of Australia from 1977-1982.

The 2013 Prize has been awarded to:

Associate Professor Eran Meshorer
Department of Genetics, The Institute of Life Sciences
Hebrew University of Jerusalem


More details about the award to Associate Professor Eran Meshorer can be found here.

The 2013 Award was presented to Associate Professor Eran Meshorer at a special function held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in June 2013.

B’nai B’rith

The 2013 Award has been sponsored by B’nai B’rith Lodge Sydney.





The call for nominations for the 2014 award has been announced. It will be for scientists working at the University of Sydney. Details can be found here.

Schwartz Foundation


The 2014 Award of the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research will be sponsored byThe Schwartz Foundation.

Enquiries

 

Sue Freedman-Levy, Administrative Officer, Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund
Phone: +612 9351 6558
Fax: +612 9351 6647
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