Overall, the Raine Foundation distributed in excess of $2.8m in research funding for the 2019 round. This includes seven Raine Priming Grants, four Visiting Professor Awards, two Prizes and six Research Collaboration Awards. The Research Committee again acknowledged the excellent work being conducted in Western Australia and extends best wishes to all applicants for the ongoing success of their research.
Dr. Croarkin is Director of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center and holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Croarkin will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Recent Innovations and Developments in Neuromodulation for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders” on 30 May 2019 at 3.00 pm at the Bryant Stokes seminar room, Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute Building. All welcome.
Professor John O’Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, UK. Professor O’Brien will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Preventing Dementia: Are We There Yet?” on 2 May 2019 at 6.00 pm at the Ernst and Young Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School. All welcome.
Professor Des Richardson holds the Chair of Cancer Cell Biology at the University of Sydney, Australia, and is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow. Professor Richardson will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Befriending the lysosome to treat cancer: Therapeutically stabilising MIG6 to degrade EGFR” on 18 April 2019 at 12.00 pm at McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Professor David Findlay is is a cell and molecular biologist, and the Scientific Co-Director at the University of Adelaide Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research (COTR). Professor Findlay will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Osteoarthritis and bone: but I digress” on 28 November 2018 at 12.30 pm at McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Dr James O’Connell is president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA. Professor O’Connell will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Healthcare for people who are homeless: reflections from the Boston experience” on 8 November 2018 at 12.00 pm at McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Dr Emanuela Zannin is a post-doctoral fellow at the Biomedical Technologies Lab, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Dr Zannin will present a Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Lecture entitled: “Assessment of cardio-pulmonary function: application in positive pressure ventilation” on 1 November 2018 at 2.00 pm at Telethon Kids Institute Seminar Room, Lvl 5 Perth Children’s Hospital. All welcome.
Professor Akihiro Yamanaka leads a team of researchers at the Department of Neuroscience II, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (RIEM) at Nagoya University, Japan. Professor Yamanaka will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Behavioral control using optogenetics” on 8 October 2018 at 5.00 pm at G33 Lecture Theatre, Bayliss Building, The University of Western Australia. All welcome.
Mary Wlodek is a Professor in the Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. Professor Wlodek will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Programming developmental disease risk: Effects of lifestyle and transgenerational influences” on 13 July 2018 at 12 pm at G33 Lecture Theatre, Bayliss Building, UWA School of Molecular Sciences. All welcome.
The Raine Research Committee is pleased to announce the award of seven Raine Visiting Professor Awards and one Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Award for the 2018 round. Visiting scientists bring many benefits to the WA scientific community including advances in health and medicine, cross-fertilisation of skills and ideas, networking and collaboration. Congratulations to the successful recipients.