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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 […]


With the CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE program taking off at speed around the state, LMRF has registered for this program and our SCHEME ID is C10111738. Most clubs will be across this program but it’s as simple as each time you go to the collection/recycle point you can nominate that any money made from recycling goes to the […]


Lions Medical Research Foundation has gratefully received applications for the research fellowship being offered in 2019, and applications have now closed. All applications will now be assessed by a panel of medical experts, and an announcement will be made on 15 March 2019 with the Fellowship to commence on 1 April 2019.      

International Collaboration

Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka and The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research recently played host to Dr Alexander Moreno, a Canadian neuropsychologist based in Montreal. With assistance from AGE-WELL, Alexander has been able to visit Queensland and work with Nadeeka on an international collaboration. Here he answers a few questions about his work. How did you […]

New LMRF Directors

At the LMRF Annual General Meeting on Sunday 11 November 2018, two new Directors were elected to the Board. We welcome Tony Hall from the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain in District 201Q1 and Bernadette Moore from the Lions Club of Buderim in District 201Q4. The Foundation now has a full complement of Directors with […]

Is social connection the key to improving aged care?

Student volunteers are breathing new life into aged care facilities in a University of Queensland program that could help shape the future of the sector. UQ School of Psychology PhD candidate Nicole Walker said the Good Neighbour program aimed to improve the quality of care and life in the residential aged care. “It is a social […]

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

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