Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activity are available here.
26 June 2015
The Menzies Foundation is supporting this year’s National History Challenge, which features a special category on Sir Robert Menzies.
18 June 2015
2008 Menzies Scholar in Allied Health, Dr Phillip Tully, has played a lead role in a new study which shows panic attacks can lead to heart disease.
The journal Psychological Medicine has published research showing people who suffer from panic disorder are 47 per cent more likely to develop heart disease later in life.
18 June 2015
With a distinguished career in pharmaceutical research and extensive experience in the commercialisation of research and development, former Chief Executive of the CSIRO, Dr John Stocker AO, has strengthened the research credentials of the Menzies Foundation board.
John has served in a number of pre-eminent science roles including the Australian Government's Chief Scientist, Chairman of the Australian Science and Technology Council and as a member of the Australian Research Council.
16 June 2015:
The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding engineers who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.
15 June 2015
The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding allied health researchers shaping up to be the next generation of leaders in their field, who are working to improve the health of Australians.
10 June 2015
Since arriving at Harvard Business School (HBS) last August, Angela Winkle has been taking advantage of the opportunity to take risks and get involved, including becoming a semi-finalist in the HBS New Ventures Competition and the Co-President of the Women's Student Association.
The 2014 Menzies Scholar to Harvard has learnt it's not enough to take the safe, successful path.
4 June 2015
100 Australian and international specialists and students will come together next week to address these topics at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) for the First Australian Innate Lymphocyte Symposium (AILS2015) sponsored by the Menzies Foundation.
Dr Nick Huntington, Laboratory Head for the Molecular Immunology Division at WEHI and 2006 RG Menzies/NHMRC Fellow, is the chief organiser of this premier research symposium.
1 June 2015:
This year the Menzies School of Health Research is celebrating 30 years of improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Today Menzies also extends its pioneering work into global and tropical health in more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
28 May 2015:
The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) is the brain child of Associate Professor Liz Tudor (Chairperson of the MITS board), former headmaster of Trinity Grammar School Kew, Rick Tudor, and their son Ed, who is the MITS Executive Director.
21 May 2015:
The three outstanding performers in their respective fields have been awarded this year’s RG Menzies Scholarships to Harvard.
The scholarships valued at US$60,000 each are Australia's most prestigious national awards for postgraduate study in the United States and are jointly awarded by the Harvard Club of Australia, the Australian National University and the Menzies Foundation.
15 May 2015
The Menzies Foundation has opened applications for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences.
This research scholarship, valued at $27,500 per annum for each of two years, is open to graduates in any of the health sciences who have enrolled for a PhD in an Australian University and who have completed the first stage of their doctoral program.
7 May 2015
Potential treatments to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and treat cancer could result from research conducted by Dr Worthley and his colleagues at Columbia University Medical Centre.
Published recently in one of the world’s leading science journals, Cell, the research found that bone stem cells regenerate both bone and cartilage in adult mice. Researchers also discovered that osteochondroreticular (OCR) stem cells contributed to bone repair when they were transplanted to a fracture site.
4 May 2015
Little did 2014 Menzies Scholar in Engineering, David Bowly, realise he would feature on the front cover of the new-look Menzies Foundation annual report when he and his fellow walkers took on the Snowdonia National Park in Wales.
David’s leap into the unknown perhaps reflects some of our adventurous and tenacious scholars who are featured in the Menzies Foundation Annual Report 2014.
Professor Suzanne Chambers has been appointed as the Inaugural Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
Following hot on the heels of the appointment of Professor Sheena Reilly as the first Director of the Menzies HIQ, the team at Griffith University is set to lift the profile of allied health research in Australia.
15 April 2015
Former head of the Commonwealth Public Service, Terry Moran AC, has joined the Menzies Foundation Board.
Mr Moran was the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria from 2000 and later Secretary of the Federal Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2008 to 2011. His current roles include Chair of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority in NSW and National President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
8 April 2015
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The Menzies Health Institute Queensland is being launched at Griffith University tomorrow, making it the fourth in a prestigious group of health and medical research institutions around Australia to carry the Menzies name.
The Menzies Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Institute and Chairman of the Menzies Foundation, Brian Doyle AM, and Professor Allan Cripps, Pro Vice Chancellor (health) at Griffith, have recorded a video explaining philosophy of the partnership.
2 April 2015
Dr Si Ming Man, recipient of the 2015 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship, is the first author of some ground-breaking research on deadly infectious diseases, published recently in leading scientific journal Nature Immunology.
In fact the research, which focuses on the highly virulent and often fatal infectious bacterium, Francisella tularensis, is receiving significant attention worldwide.
The research findings were generated by Dr Man and his colleagues at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
23 March 2015
Malcolm Fraser announced in Parliament on 15 May 1978 (upon Sir Robert's death), that there would be a memorial trust to commemorate Sir Robert Menzies.
2 December 2014:
A welcome addition will be made to the National History Challenge in 2015.
The Menzies Foundation will sponsor a new category of the National History Challenge to encourage school students to investigate the legacy of Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies.