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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Blackburn fellowships celebrate women in research

Date posted: 1 December 2011

A new fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards top female research fellows and was initiated in recognition of the outstanding achievements of Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, who was a pioneer in science. This important new NHMRC Fellowship was announced on 29 November 2011 by Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler.

'The NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowships will foster the career development of female scientists excelling in biomedical, clinical and public health research,' Ms Roxon said. 'Professor Blackburn's stellar international career, which includes the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2009, has inspired the NHMRC to recognise the next generation of Australian women in science.'

The inaugural Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowships were awarded to:

'These exceptional women are contributing to Australia's health and wellbeing through important research and I congratulate them on their awards,' Mr Butler said.


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Minister Butler's Office
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Last updated: 1 December 2011
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