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Former MNDRIA Research Committee Chairman & Member Perry Bartlett awarded prestigious 2015 CSL Florey Medal

| 13/11/2015

The CSL Florey medal is awarded every two years to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant achievements in biomedical science or human health advancement.

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September International Research Update released

| 13/10/2015

The latest issue of the MND Australia International Research Update takes a look at exciting developments in MND research from labs around the world.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Grant article in grassROOTS

| 1/10/2015

MND Australia's article on how the Ice Bucket Challenge is progressing MND research in Australia appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Research Australia's grassROOTS emagazine.

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Research committee has begun assessing grant applications

| 18/09/2015

The MND Research Institute of Australia's (MNDRIA) Research Committee has begun assessing applications for research grants commencing in 2016. The race for researchers to lodge their applications to MNDRIA for funding for 2016 ended at 6pm on 28th August. The final tally is:

Still to come at the end of the year are travel fellowships and PhD scholarships and top-up grants.

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We're recruiting – Communications and Information Manager (0.5 FTE)

| 9/09/2015

•    Never dull – great variety of tasks across digital and traditional communication channels 
•    Work-life balance and flexibility – work from home and/or at our Gladesville office
•    Use your creativity to work towards our vision of a world without motor neurone disease (MND)
•    This is a job share role.

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MNDcare enewsletter out now

| 1/09/2015

We've prepared another informative issue of the MNDcare enewsletter for health and community care professionals. Some of the highlights from the latest issue include update on diaphragmatic pacing research, inaugural Asia Pacific FTD/MND forum and register now for the Allied Professionals Forum and the International Symposium on ALS/MND.

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Carol Birks interviewed on ABC News Radio

| 28/08/2015

Our National Executive Director, Carol Birks recently spoke with ABC News Radio about the impact of last year's ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge. Listen to the interview.

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MND Australia newsletter – August 2015

| 25/08/2015

MND Australia's bimonthly newsletter features updates about national advocacy, information, awareness and research activities that impact the MND community. This issue we celebrate Ice Bucket Challenge 2015 and report on ALS/MND Global Day.

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"Motor Neurone Disease – Some Facts" updated

| 25/08/2015

We've updated and uploaded Motor Neurone Disease Some Facts – a leaflet with brief answers to questions people usually ask about MND.  Paper copies of this publication are available from state MND associations.

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Feedback on the National Disability Advocacy Framework Discussion Paper

| 18/08/2015

MND Australia works with the state MND associations to ensure that policy makers and other key decision makers understand the complex, progressive needs of people living with MND. MND Australia has submitted feedback on the National Disability Advocacy Framework Discussion Paper to the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


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