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Staff, supporters and friends of Burnet Institute packed the AMREP Seminar room for the inaugural Burnet Excellence Awards.
The awards celebrate medical research and public health achievements and contributions of staff and students and acknowledges the support by the philanthropic sector.
Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb said the awards are an opportunity to recognise the talent and dedication of those who are committed to furthering the vision and mission of the Burnet Institute.
“These committed people have helped build Burnet’s reputation as one of the leading medical research and public health institute’s in the region,” Professor Crabb said.
“I am delighted and honoured that so many of our partners – individuals, philanthropic organisations and corporations that are supporting Burnet to meet our vision and mission, were able to come to the event.”
Staff service awards, travel grants and philanthropic grants for research and equipment were presented by Professor, the Hon Barry Jones AO, who also delivered the key-note speech.
25 Years of Service
Associate Professor David Anderson
Professor Suzanne Crowe, AM
Professor P. Mark Hogarth
Professor Geoff Pietersz
Associate Professor Bruce Loveland
Burnet Institute Travel Awards
Hon Geoffrey Connard Travel Fellowship – Dr Freya Fowkes
Miller Foundation Biomedical Research Travel Awards – Dr Hayley Bullen and Ms Michelle Boyle
Harold Mitchell Foundation Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship – Dr Anna Hearps
Harold Mitchell Foundation Postgraduate Travel Fellowship – Ms Michelle Boyle
Ian Potter Foundation Travel Award – Dr Stephanie Day
Crofts Publication Award – Ms Rachel Sacks-Davis and Dr Judy Gold
Burnet Institute Biomedical Publication Awards, supported by We do Care Inc. – Dr Paul Cameron and Dr Suha Saleh
Robert Blain Fellowship – Ms Rachel Sacks-Davis
Sir Zelman Cowen Fellowship – Dr Paul Ramsland
Equipment funding acknowledgements The Ian Potter Foundation – State-of-the-art laboratory for malaria research
Medical Research and Public Health funding acknowledgements
Dr Edward and Mrs Beverly Brownstein
Mr Pat and Mrs Helen La Manna
Board Chair, Mr Alastair Lucas
The Orloff Family
Dr Elizabeth Xipell (SHAPELL), The Gras Foundation Trust
Mr Richard and Mrs Pam Miller, The Miller Foundation
Mr Allan and Mrs Maria Myers