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Scholar supports Heartbeat of Football

22 November 2016

Dr Jamie Vandenberg with Menzies Foundation CEO Sarah Hardy and Heartbeat of Football's Craig Bingon and Deb ShawThe death of his brother’s team mate on the soccer field led Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Menzies Scholar and Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre in Sydney, to think about how he could combine his professional expertise and his passion to help players stay active in soccer for longer.

Exploring the edges of law

25 October 2016

2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law, Lyndon GoddardContributing to the development of refugee policy and creating greater awareness of Australia’s international legal obligations is what Lyndon Goddard would like to do when he returns from studying a Master of Laws at Cambridge.

Nathan seeks clear answers at Oxford

24 October 2016

Nathan Van Wees, 2017 Menzies Law ScholarImmersion in subjects examining the crossover between politics, administrative and constitutional law, along with a unique experience working for the UNHCR, have inspired 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law recipient, Nathan Van Wees, to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.

A decade of humanitarian projects

20 October 2016

Architects Without FrontiersHuman rights and refugee advocate, Julian Burnside AO, and Grand Designs Australia host, Peter Maddison, will headline an event to celebrate 10 years of Architects Without Frontiers (AWF) and its humanitarian projects around the world in November.

Rawlinson made Fellow of AAHMS

10 October 2016

Professor Bill Rawlinson AM, FAHMSProfessor Bill Rawlinson AM has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his work in translational research into cytomegalovirus (CMV) amongst other achievements.

Autism App Google Impact Challenge finalist

5 October 2016

Dr Josephine BarbaroA smartphone app to aid parents in the early detection of Autism developed using research by Menzies Scholar, Dr Josephine Barbaro, who is working at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, is one of the 10 Australian finalists in the Google Impact Challenge.

Diving head-long into life

19 August 2016

Diving head-long into lifeTwo-time Australian Olympic Diver and Harvard Menzies Scholar, Mike Murphy, says the transition from Olympian to the next phase of life presents significant challenges for many athletes.

But 20 years on from his last Olympic appearance, the message he’d like to give them is pretty clear: there is so much more to life.

Stop CMV – Bill is on the case

15 August 2016

Professor Bill RawlinsonWhat is the most common viral and infectious cause of congenital disability in Australia, present in about 2000 newborns every year?

No it’s not rubella or toxoplasmosis or even Zika virus. It is a virus so common half the population have been infected by adulthood and more than three quarters of people by the age of 40. But if you’ve had it, you probably didn’t even know.