Lions District 201Q3

Queensland Australia

Lions Medical Research Foundation (LMRF)

Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation
ABN: 63 009 946 481

Lions District 201 Q 3 Directors
Allan Turner – Chairman (Lions Club of Ashgrove-The Gap)
David Eades – Deputy Chairman (Lions Club of Sanstone Pt)

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 Olivia  Holland   - gestational diabetes


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

  • Neil Phillips               Lions Club of Ashgrove The Gap
  • John Burnham           Lions Club of Samford
  • Donna Hedges          Lions Club of Brisbane Bunya
  • Carmel Goldsworthy  Lions Club of Toowoomba Wilsonton

       AWARDS              LMRF offers the following awards

  • The Ray Phippard Fellow Award                      $,1000
  • The Ray Phippard Progressive Award              $ 1,000
  • The Prof. Ian Frazer AC Humanitarian Award  $   500
  • Medallion                                                         $    20

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