To 16 groups to share in $780,000 in funding, including the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) as the biggest beneficiary, receiving $143,600 to help fund the development of facial recognition technology to be used in the early identification and diagnosis of rare diseases.
To St Kilda Legal Service and Victorian AIDS Council to establish a specialised legal support service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer.
To Generation V, a longitudinal study that will track the health of babies born in Victoria in 2020 and 2021. Gen V will be led from The Melbourne Children’s Campus (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics) with a coalition of partners across the health and education sectors.
Dr Joanna Woodcock, University of South Australia, for lung cancer therapy.
To Professor Philip Sutton, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, for a gastric cancer vaccine.
Professor Michael Good AO, Griffith University, for a malaria vaccine.
A research grant to Associate Professor Janet Davies, Queensland University of Technology, for asthma and allergy diagnostics.
The Dr John Ramos Medal and a research grant to Associate Professor Wendy Cooper from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, whose work in lung cancer diagnosis and its application in drug profiling has led to better treatment options.
To 45 individuals, AMP’s Tomorrow Makers, including social innovators, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, musicians and more, to help them take their projects aimed at helping their communities to the next level.
To the Barbershop Project by Information and Cultural Exchange.