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I dream of a world where diabetes is under control, and where the impact of this major public health issue has been drastically reduced. My name is Dr Olivia Holland, the 2019 recipient of the Lions Medical Research Foundation Fellowship, and with support from LMRF, I study diabetes. The World Health Organisation estimates that 422 million [...]


The 2019 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run will be held on Sunday 13 October. This event sees entrants take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University, Nathan Campus through the Toohey Forest. The 2019 event has elected to fundraise for diabetes and as such, Lions Medical Research Foundation intends to participate […]

DIABETES WEEK UPDATE from Dr Olivia Holland

Making a difference Diabetes is a huge health problem, and not one we will be able to solve overnight. Continuing research will be vital to helping those already suffering from diabetes, but also in stopping more people from being affected in the future. I believe that if you really want to influence health outcomes, it’s […]


Queensland and Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation is running an Art Union between May and August 2019. Tickets are available at $2.00 each, or a book of tickets (10 tickets) at $20.00 each (no discounts apply). Click Here to Purchase from our Online Shop – or call the Lions Medical Research Foundation […]

Mental Health Benchmarking Survey

CAN YOU HELP? Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka has come to the Lions community with a request… She is currently seeking consumers of residential aged care to complete a short survey and comment on one of her research proposals in order to obtain consumer opinion. Consumers can be: 1.People with a loved one living in residential aged […]

Autumn edition of FOUNDATION LINE

The Autumn edition of the FOUNDATION LINE is now available. This is the first issue for 2019 and in this edition, we introduce you to our new researcher, Dr Olivia Holland who is researching gestational diabetes. Her work supports one of the pillars of Lions Clubs International and highlights interesting statistics about the percentage of […]

New Researcher Announced

Lions Medical Research Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new researcher. Dr Olivia Holland has been awarded a fellowship and will commence formally with the Foundation on 1 May 2019. Olivia has a wide area of research with a focus on maternal and child health, and gestational diabetes. We look forward to […]

Brain Awareness Week

This week is Brain Awareness Week and LMRF Researcher Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka has had much pleasure in hosting two international experts in Parkinson’s disease from the USA. Professor Zoltan Mari and Associate Professor Gregory Pontone have been visiting the Neuro Mental Health Unit at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). Prof Zoltan Mari […]

Meet Shayna Sharma – PhD Student

Shayna Sharma is working under the supervision of Dr Carlos Salomon (Lions Medical Research Foundation Fellow), in the Exosome Biology Lab at UQCCR. She is a third year-PhD student, working on the early detection of ovarian cancer. ABOUT SHAYNA : Fiji born but growing up in Australia, Shayna was always passionate about science and its […]

Awards accolade

In October last year, the University of Queensland held their 9th annual International Postgraduate Symposium which provides postgraduate students in biomedical sciences with an outstanding opportunity to present their research, listen to expert presentations and discuss their research with students and distinguished researchers from acclaimed international universities. Students were able to attend presentations and network with […]

Patron: His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

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