Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, have today announced the recipients of Innovation Award grants for research into type 1 diabetes.
Three bold, promising research projects have been selected and will benefit from $4.5 million in funding from the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN), itself an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia and funded by a Special Research Initiative through the Australian Research Council (ARC).
In an exciting paradigm shift that aims to accelerate patient impact, the research funded by the Innovation Award grants will explore new directions in the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes, including concepts that have never before been investigated.
JDRF is proud to congratulate Professor Mark Cooper, Head of Diabetes in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, who was awarded an AO (Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia) on Australia Day this month.
This award is the most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level.
JDRF-funded researcher Professor Mark Cooper, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of the Diabetes Division at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, has become the first Australian to receive the prestigious Claude Bernard award from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes this month. Read More
Minister Simon Birmingham has announced that nearly $4 million has been awarded to Australian researchers for the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN) Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN) and Career Development Awards.