Lions Medical Research Foundation (LMRF)
Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation
Lions District 201 Q 3 Directors
ABOUT The Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation (LMRF) is a not-for- profit organisation. LMRF receives no Government funding.
Our purpose is to providing ongoing funding to enable world class medical research.
Our aim is to improve the standard of health for all Australians and people throughout the world.
We achieve this by building and maintain a team of medical researchers. These dedicated people are developing cures and treatments across a broad range of medical studies.
Funds are sourced by donations, bequests, investments, Awards, an Annual Appeal (Spring for Research) and special campaigns and programs.
All money raised funds panel-approved early career medical scientists.
LMRF currently funds these researchers
Dr Tracey Bjorkman – hypoxic ischemia in premature and newborn babies
Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka – anxiety & depression in Parkinson’s disease / Dementia patients
Dr Carlos Salomon – early detection tools for ovarian cancer patients
information on researchers
LMRF also has a commitment to the SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) program. This is a unique educational facility founded as a partnership between the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the Department of Education and training located with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane. Students from around Queensland are offered opportunities to participate in week-long programs. This allow students to conduct an experimental project in conjunction with one of TRI’s world renowned biomedical research groups.
To encourage participation across Queensland, LMRF offers scholarships to students from regional and remote Queensland. This assists with travel and accommodation costs. All students who receive a scholarship agree to share their experience with their local Lions Club.
Lions Medical Research Foundation Ambassador Program
AWARDS LMRF offers the following awards
Fundraising - Utube clip - Coin Line for Children Cancer - Hunter Business Lions Club - Sunrise Chanel 7 coverage Feb 2020
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