[ASC-media] Leading the way

Miriam Smith MSmith at ccia.org.au
Tue Dec 5 23:28:27 CET 2006

> Leading the way
> UNSW and Children's Cancer Institute Australia researcher Associate
> Professor Maria Kavallaris has been appointed the President of the
> Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).
> Associate Professor Kavallaris will head the peak professional society
> representing Australian health and medical research until November
> next year. 
> "We all see and experience the benefits of health and medical research
> in our society and every day lives', said A/Prof Kavallaris. "The
> economic benefits of health and medical research are clear." An ASMR
> commissioned Access Economics report found that for every $1 invested
> in medical research $5 is returned to the Australian economy. 
> ASMR was at the forefront in the campaign that led to the announcement
> in the Federal Budget in May that saw a $905 million dollar increase
> in funding for health and medical research. With unsolved and emerging
> health problems it is essential that funding and support for health
> and medical research is sustained so that knowledge can be translated
> to health outcomes and the training and development of future
> biomedical researchers is fostered.  
> "It is an honour to take over the helm of ASMR, an organisation that
> represents in excess of 100,000 stakeholders and effectively advocates
> at the political, public and scientific levels", said A/Prof
> Kavallaris. "As researchers we need to engage, communicate and inspire
> the public and I look forward to an exciting year that will capitalise
> and expand on our achievements at the ASMR. "
> A/Prof Kavallaris has been a member of the ASMR for 9 years, during
> which she has served in numerous roles in the society including
> Convenor, of the highly successful 2004 Australian Health & Medical
> Research Congress, and has been directly involved in public and
> political advocacy roles for health and medical research.
> For further information or to join ASMR please visit, www.asmr.org.au
> Miriam Smith
> Public Relations Executive
> Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research
> Direct: 02 9382 0641
> Mobile: 0419 697 673
> Fax: 02 9382 0070
> Children's Cancer Institute Australia is the only independent medical
> research institute in Australia solely devoted to research into the
> causes, prevention and cure of childhood cancer. Our vision is to save
> the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering.
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