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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 […]

Applications Now Open

The Queensland and Northern NSW Lions Medical Research Foundation wishes to announce the opening of a grant fellowship, and invites all suitable applicants to respond. The term is for three years beginning 1st April 2019. An application form and criteria relevant to the grant may be downloaded HERE. Applications close 30th November 2018.


The Lions Clubs of Queensland and Northern New South Wales, the constituents members of Lions Medical Research Foundation, are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Queensland and Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation, to be held on DATE:  Sunday 11th November 2018 TIME:  10.00 am LOCATION: Voices of Birralee Conference Room 57 […]


One of the great outcomes of funding researchers is they are then able to recruit PhD students to work alongside them. It creates a pipeline for training the next generation of researchers within geriatric mental health, and these opportunities enable the students to make strong contributions to research and development. One such PhD student is […]

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

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