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Associate Professor Kym Rae awarded Outstanding Women’s Grant
Congratulations to Associate Professor Kym Rae who has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 Mater Research’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women which aims to showcase the ingenuity that women bring to research.
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Congratulations Associate Prof. Kym Rae who has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 Mater Research’s Outstanding Women Grant which...

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Jun

Associate Professor Kym Rae awarded Outstanding Women’s Grant

World Clinical Trials Day seeks to recognise the doctors, nurses and scientists who conduct clinical trials and thank them for the significant...

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May

How clinical trials inform new treatment options for patients

Mater Research have proudly supported the Women in Technology Rural, Regional & Remote Award.

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May

Mater Research supports Women in Technology

Patients with IBD can suffer from uncontrolled inflammation of the gut which can lead to debilitating symptoms such as abdominal pain...

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May

Research improving treatment options for IBD patients

Since 2006, Smiling for Smiddy has raised over $10 million for world-class research projects at Mater Research in areas of melanoma, prostate,...

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May

Mater Smiling for Smiddy Cyclists embark on 660km ride for cancer research through Far North Queensland

Good things certainly come in threes for Mater Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Stacey Bartlett. She is celebrating a trifecta of research...

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May

Mater researcher celebrates research trifecta

Dr Schweitzer and his colleague Senior Specialist Respiratory Physician Associate Professor Lucy Burr are collaborating in a study on the...

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Apr

World Parkinson’s Day

Dr Frater’s research, “The Other Half”, will focus on potential interventions for fathers (and partners) experiencing mental health...

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Mar

Best Start Grant to target mental health services for new dads

During a world first therapy, Mater Researcher and Haematologist Professor Maher Gandhi 46-year-old patient Scott Griffiths has been...

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Mar

Brisbane Researcher uses breakthrough therapy to cure lymphoma patient

Betty McGrath Grant to help improve newborn pain management outcomes

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Mar

Betty McGrath Grant to help improve newborn pain management outcomes