Inspired by our unique research and teaching philosophy, a number of generous donations from amazing donors are already helping us further our research and teaching.
Gifts to the Charles Perkins Centre have enabled us to set-up new research laboratories and establish a record number of academic Chairs. These Chairs give top research scientists a permanent home at the Centre from which to pursue their innovative research ideas.
Donations have also helped us establish a number of scholarships and are assisting us to grow our talent pool and bring in the scientists of tomorrow by supporting early-career researchers.
All donations made to the Charles Perkins Centre will also count towards the INSPIRED Campaign, the University of Sydney’s campaign to raise funds for research, teaching and program on campus.
Twenty years ago, Dr Virginia Hood had dinner in the desert with Dr Charles Perkins AO. Now her donation to the University of Sydney is supporting the research centre named in his honour.
Food intake is regulated primarily by dietary protein and carbohydrate, and not by the number of calories consumed, according to the most comprehensive study of macronutrient balance ever undertaken.
For the first time in history, the rates of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors are rising in children above the rates observed in adults.
A recent donation to the Faculty of Dentistry and Charles Perkins Centre will facilitate new research into dental health and chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Generous $5 million gift to the Charles Perkins Centre will fast-track child health research and oversee an Australian-first study of 10,000 couples and their children.
In 2010 an anonymous donor gave the University a 1935 portrait by Picasso of his lover, Marie-Therese Walter, titled Jeune fille endormie. The proceeds of $20.6 million will fund research at Charles Perkins Centre.
Professor Raubenheimer has taken up the Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Nutritional Ecology, the first of several chairs that will be funded by the proceeds of the 2011 sale of a Picasso donated to the University.