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MNDRIA allocates a record $5.07 million to MND research in 2016

| 25/11/2015

The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) has allocated a record $5.07 million for MND research in 2016. Announced at the MND Australia Research Meeting 2015, MNDRIA will provide $3.32 million with an additional $1.75 million to contributed by the Cure for MND Foundation.

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Professor Steve Vucic awarded Australian Academy of Science's prestigious Gottschalk Medal

| 25/11/2015

Professor Steve Vucic has been awarded the Gottschalk Medal at the 2016 Australian Academy of Science awards for his pioneering research revealing processes that can trigger MND. Professor Vucic is the Director of Neurophysiology at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and a member of the MNDRIA Research Committee

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Australian Rotary Health announces PhD Scholarship for MND research

| 18/11/2015

Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship for MND research aims to provide financial support for research projects conducted in Australia which have the potential to enhance the health of people with MND.
 

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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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