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 2014 Prize has been shared between:
Associate Professor Anthony Gill, Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Senior Staff Specialist, Dept of Anatomical Pathology Royal North Shore Hospital
Associate Professor Ostoja (Steve) Vucic Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Senior Staff Specialist, Dept of Neurology, Westmead Hospital
More details about the award to Associate Professors Gill and Vucic can be found here.
The 2014 Awards were presented to Associate Professors Gill and Vucic at a special function held in September 2014 in Sydney.