National awards recognize outstanding contributors to health research

November 20, 2009

Six outstanding contributors to the health and medical research industry are being recognised by Research Australia in its annual "Thank You" Day awards tomorrow (Friday 20 November 2009).

"The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that have helped further research in Australia through corporate giving, philanthropy, advocacy or their own research contributions," said Rebecca James, Chief Executive Officer, Research Australia.

This year's winners are: The "Thank You" Day campaign runs throughout November and culminates in the annual Research Australia Thank You Day Awards held in Melbourne at BMW Edge, Federation Square at 6.30pm tomorrow (Fri 20 Nov).

Ms James said the "Thank You" Day campaign is important as it recognises the unsung heroes of the health and medical research sector.

"Thank You Day is about acknowledging the hard work of researchers, business leaders, advocates, and philanthropists who make our health and quality of life their top priority," said Ms James.
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Research Australia is the peak not-for-profit body for health and medical research. It is a national alliance of more than 180 member and supporting organisations working together to promote health and medical research in Australia. For more information please visit

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