supporting research in the neurosciences at the royal melbourne hospital
to advance the prevention and treatment of brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular diseases.

23rd Annual Gala Ball & Auction 

The Friends of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation Annual Gala Ball & Auction will be held on Friday 19th August 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

This year with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg as guest speaker, Dr Andrew Rochford as MC and music by VanderWilde, the Gala Ball is sure to be a glamorous and fun evening, whilst raising money to support Neuroscience Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

For ticket information or to donate an item for our Auction contact the Foundation on 03 9342 8220 or 

Top NHMRC research recognised 

At a gala event in Canberra in July, the National Health and Medical Research Council awarded Research Excellence awards to Australia’s top ranked scientists and clinicians.

The winners were assessed by their peers as meeting the highest national and international standards for their research. They represent the top 17 applicants from over 6,000 funding applications NHMRC received in 2015.

The top ranked application in the Program Grant scheme went to the Saving brain and changing practice in stroke project led by University of Melbourne Professor Steve Davis, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre and Neurology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital , and collaborators Associate Professor Bruce Campbell, Professors Geoffrey Donnan, Graham Hankey, Mark Parsons and Christopher Levi. Professor Davis’ team will test new and current stroke treatments in a pre-hospital setting, use advanced brain imaging to assess their efficacy, study brain recovery and develop best practice strategies to triage and treat patients.

“Together with my colleagues, we are determined to tackle the issue of how we can treat stroke faster and increase the uptake of available stroke treatments in urban and rural Australia,” Professor Davis said.

In addition to the above accolade, University of Melbourne researcher and neurologist Associate Professor Bruce Campbell scored the highest ranked Career Development Fellowship – Clinical, Level 1.
His NHMRC research aims to improve the effectiveness of clot busting drugs in stroke patients and reduce treatment delays by reconfiguring emergency services so that stroke patients are delivered to the most appropriate centre capable of treating their type of stroke.

From left to right: Professor Steve Davis, Professor Robyn Guymer, Professor 
Billie Giles-Corti and Associate Professor Bruce Campbell. Image: Irene Dowdy. 

Research in the Press!

Introducing the STENTRODE!

The RMH Neuroscience Foundation is part of this groundbreaking research project! 

Warren Haynes Fellow, Dr Thomas Oxley and Trustee, Prof Terence O’Brien are part of a team that have had their work published in Nature Biotechnology. 

The project  is revolutionary and has been picked up by media all over the world!

For Abstract click here.
The Environmental Symphony

More than $100,000 raised for brain cancer research!

Bert Newton, Jack Thompson and Denis Walter joined with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the first full performance of world-class composer Dr Allan Zavod’s Environmental Symphony. 

The performance was a resounding success and Dr Zavod received two very deserved standing ovations for his incredible work and contribution to music. 

Dr Zavod is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer. He has requested that 100% of the proceeds from the performance be donated to the world-leading brain cancer research of the RMHNF.

For full details click to visit the website.
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