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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 prize is comprising an award of $20,000 and a Medal.

The 2018 Prize has been awarded to:

Assoc. Prof Michael Skilton
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders
Charles Perkins Centre
Sydney University

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