Health research discoveries save, extend and improve millions of lives each year, accounting for half of all advances in health globally. Improved access to health services is the other major factor; the Menzies School of Health Research works across both fields.
Menzies recently held two events in Melbourne and Sydney to illustrate the scope, reach and impact of its research to new and potential supporters and stakeholders.
In Melbourne, on Thursday 1 August and again in Sydney, on Friday 2 August, former Australian of the Year and Chairman, Macquarie Bank - Melbourne, Simon McKeon, presented recommendations from the Commonwealth Government’s 2012-2013 Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research - Better Health Through Research to a high profile corporate and philanthropic audience.
The event introduced the work of Menzies to over 80 new individuals and companies, firmly positioning Menzies as a thought leader in medical and health research innovation and collaboration, and a worthy recipient of support.
Menzies' director, Professor Alan Cass, and Indigenous PhD student and project manager, Lisa Whop, provided their expert commentary on the importance of Indigenous health research and its translation to 'on the ground' programs and health services.
Menzies PhD student and project manager, Lisa Whop, speaks at the Melbourne event.
A video montage of the audio and visual highlights has been created and can be viewed on the Menzies' YouTube page.