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New building boosts medical research Prime Minister Tony Abbot and Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird open the new WMI building

A state-of-the-art, $110 million, medical research centre has been officially opened in Western Sydney by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird.

The new Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research building brings together almost 400 clinicians, scientists, postgraduate students and support staff with the aim of accelerating research into Australia’s major health problems and translating its outcomes into new diagnostics, prognostics, preventions, therapies and cures. Click here for more information.

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WMI Heart Researcher Wins First Ministerial Award for Rising Stars

Leading Westmead Millennium Institute heart researcher, Dr James Chong, has been doubly recognised at the recent Heart Foundation NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) State of the Heart Showcase.

NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, presented the inaugural Ministerial Award for Rising Stars to Dr Chong. The new award recognises an early to mid-career researcher who demonstrates outstanding research and academic excellence in cardiovascular disease and future leadership potential.

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WMI Awards Best Work 2014

The Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research (WMI) has announced the winners of its annual Science Prizes – awarded to those who have published the most significant research findings of the past year.
Open to the more than 200 post-doctoral researchers at the Institute, seven WMI scientists investigating diverse medical problems including HIV, ovarian cancer, leukaemia and depression received the prestigious award for 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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