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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 a monetary award 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 2016 Prize has been awarded to:

Professor Georgina Long
Professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Translational Research
Melanoma Institute Australia, University of Sydney.

More details about the award to Professor Long can be found here.

TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIR ZELMAN COWEN UNIVERSITIES FUND PRIZE FOR DISCOVERY IN MEDICAL RESEARCH, THE FUND’S TRUSTEES HAVE INCREASED THE MONETARY VALUE OF THE PRIZE FROM AUD10,000 TO AUD20,000.