YOUNG researchers have shared a pool of more than $1 million in grants at the HMRI Awards night on Wednesday.
Director Professor Tom Walley said the record tally of funds was intentionally steered towards those within 15 years of their PhD to encourage them to work int he Hunter.
“A particular passion of mine is supporting early- and mid-career researchers, the custodians of our future health outcomes, so I’m delighted that this year’s Awards have focused on this very important group,” Professor Walley said.
Behavioural scientist Dr Serene Yoong won the HMRI Award for early career research.
Professor Lisa Wood’s won the mid-career research award for nutritional approaches to manage airway inflammation while pharmacologist and GP Professor Jennifer Martin won for research excellence.
Professor Martin has researched areas including drug dosing, drug discovery and drug repurposing, with the latter’s focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer and medicinal cannabis.