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N.H.M.R.C. Awards for medical research fellowships



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- / PRESS STATEMENT BY THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR HEALTH

„ DR D.N. EVERINGHAM .

N.H.M.R.C. AWARDS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded another

five overseas fellowships for medical research. ·

The latest fellowships, which are worth about $30,000 each, are the

first in a new series of awards known as Fellowships in Clinical Sciences.

They have been awarded for research training in epidemiology (the

scientific study of factors influencing the distribution of disease in man)

clinical pharmacology (the study of drugs, their sources, preparations and

therapeutic uses) and psychiatric research. .

It is*the second announcement of medical research fellowships by the

N.H.M.R.C. in recent weeks. The other recent awards were three C.J. Martin

Travelling Fellowships. .

The Minister for Health, Dr D.N. Everingham, in announcing the new

fellowships in Clinical Sciences today, said that the three areas catered

for by the new awards were areas in which trained personnel were in short

supply in Australia. .

The purpose of the fellowships was to assist appropriately qualified

people to acquire clinical research skills through study, including studies

for higher degrees, training and observatioh in approved research and

teaching institutions, both in Australia and overseas.

The successful candidates for the new Fellowships are ;--

Epidemiology:

Dr B.K. Armstrong, University of Western Australia, who will study in

the Department of Medicine, Oxford University, for two years. Support will

be continued for one year following his return to Australia.

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Dr S.R. Leader, University of Sydney, who will study at the

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Canada, and

at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Southampton,

United Kingdom, for two years in all. Support to be continued for one

year on return to Australia.

Psychiatric Research: .

Dr T.B. Horvath, University of Melbourne, who will study at Stanford

University Medical Centre, U.S.A., for two years. Support will be

continued for one year on return to Australia.

Clinical Pharmacology;

Dr L.M.H. Wing, University of Sydney, who will study at Oxford

University for two years. Support will be continued for one year on

his return to Australia.

Dr P.M. Loughnan, University of Melbourne, who will study in Montreal,

Canada, for two years. He will also be supported for a further one year on

his return to Australia. :

The new fellowships provide the salaries of the researchers during

their three years of study. These salaries are equivalent to lecturer or

senior lecturer in Australian universities. The fellowships include fares

and travel allowances for the Fellows and their dependants.

Dr Everingham said that the fellowships were among the most valuable

medical research awards in Australia.

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