The National Health and Medical Research Council’s top prizes for excellence in health and medical research were announced last night at the NHMRC’s 200th Council Dinner.
Federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton was in attendance to present the awards.
NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson praised the quality of the research being undertaken by the awardees.
‘Among this year’s twenty recipients are researchers whose work aims to deliver breakthroughs in areas such as Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer and immune disease,’ Professor Anderson said.
NHMRC’s Research Excellence Awards are presented to the top-ranked applicants across NHMRC’s funding schemes.
Congratulations to Woolcock researcher Professor Guy Marks who has been awarded the Highest ranked Research Fellow.
Professor Guy Marks
Professor Guy Marks is a respiratory physician and respiratory and environmental epidemiologist based at the Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW and at the Woolcock Institute in Sydney. Through his NHMRC Research Fellowship, Professor Marks will aim to improve our understanding of lung diseases including tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disease, and the health effects of air pollution. He will gather and translate the evidence on these lung diseases to help inform better policy and practices for lung and environmental health.