John Monash Scholars lead the way in prestigious NHMRC Investigator Grants
The Foundation is proud to congratulate John Monash Scholars Professor Mark Dawson (2006) and Dr Davis McCarthy (2011), who have been awarded Investigator Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). These highly competitive grants are awarded to world-leading health and medical research projects improving the lives of all Australians.
Mark's research at Peter Mac has been awarded $2.26 million and will focus on improving outcomes for cancer patients by targeting the epigenome, improving efficacy of existing and finding new therapies to improve the survival of patients with a broad range of cancers. We also congratulate Mark’s wife, Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson, who has also been awarded a grant for her research to advance the use of ctDNA to serially follow patients and individualise treatment decisions in cancer management across several cancer types.
Davis' research at St Vincent's Institute (SVI) will use the $1.3 million grant focus on bioinformatic tools and their machine learning capability to harness large and complex biological data sets. The developed models and software will be used for breast cancer screening programs and analysis of large-scale single-cell genomics data.
2019 Ian Potter Foundation John Monash Scholar Hugh Utting speaking in Virtual Fireside Chat for ITE ANZ
Hugh Utting is currently completing an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration at the University of Cambridge and will be joining the Institute of Transportation Engineers ANZ on the future of the transport industry in a post-COVID-19 landscape. This in-depth discussion 'Navigating diverse career paths in transportation' will focus on the impact on jobs, benefits from working across disciplines and what the trade offs are from working in international roles.
2010 John Monash Scholar Catherine Stubberfield advocating for Rohingya refugees stranded at sea
Catherine Stubberfield is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regional spokesperson for the Asia and the Pacific and has been working with humanitarian agencies and the Australian government on addressing the growing crisis of Rohingya refugees stranded on boats at sea. Catherine is heading calls to activate high-level discussions to avoid the unnecessary loss of human lives.
Recording of Part 2 of the 2021 John Monash Scholarships
Webinar now online!
If you missed our recent webinar from 12th May 2020, we have now uploaded this on our YouTube channel. In Part 2 of our latest webinar we focus on the online application and frequently asked questions by applicants.