The Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) supports more than 800 researchers in hospital departments, three University of Melbourne departments and four independent research institutes at the vibrant Austin precinct. The AMRF fosters interactions between researchers and clinicians to ensure the best outcome for patients. Support enables established researchers to explore innovative ideas and encourages tomorrow’s future research stars. This type of support has already resulted in many advances in patient care and treatments, including for patients with cancer and those in intensive care.
The AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award is presented to honour a prominent researcher who has made a significant contribution to Health Research, fostered young people into research and contributed to the research community at Austin Health.
In November 2020 the AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award was presented to Professor Graeme Jackson.
Prof Jackson acknowledged that the award was not only recognition for his work, but for the efforts of his team, colleagues and his international collaborators.
“We’ve done a lot of good work, and I think we’ve made an impact and it’s a credit to all those people. We share our efforts, and we inspire each other and have a focus that’s greater than ourselves. What a good place (Austin and Florey Institute) to be and what a good career to have,” says Prof Jackson.