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SPARQ-ed Student Experience

Latina Bire is in Year 12 at Pimlico State High School, Townsville. In July 2018 she was afforded a Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship which allowed her to attend a SPARQ-ed immersion program at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane. At this program, she was joined by High School Students from all around Queensland where […]

Where are they now? Prof John McGrath

Prof John McGrath – A Past Recipient of the Lions Medical Research Fellowship. Lions members know that important projects often take a long time. Medical research requires continued investment over many decades – this is especially the case for severe mental disorders like schizophrenia. This poorly understood group of brain disorders affects about one in […]

SPARQ-ed Scoop

Over a number of years, Lions Medical Research Foundation has formed an ongoing relationship with the SPARQ-ed program (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) which is a unique educational facility founded as a partnership between the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the Department of Education and training located with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane. Through this program, students […]

Tracey bids farewell

Lions Senior Medical Research Fellow 2011-2018, Perinatal Research Centre, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The University of Queensland. Of all the things I have been asked to write across the years as a LMRF Research Fellow, this I think is perhaps the hardest. Not just because it marks the end […]

SPARQ-ed Students wanted..

The SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) program is running a course from 9 to 13 July and there are still places for students from regional and remote areas. If you know year 10 to 12 students who are passionate about science, please encourage them to contact SPARQ-ed by email at sparqed@uq.edu.au or call 07 3443 6920. For […]


Our Multiple District Convention at Townsville was an outstanding success and big congratulations are in order for LMRF Director, PDG Dianne Pyers, Convention Committee Chair and her team from Q2. Several members from my Club of Rollingstone, proudly displayed their LMRF 1st Conventioneer’s ribbons and spoke enthusiastically about their experience. I guess I’m a bit […]

Ian Frazer inducted into Royal Society of Edinburgh

Co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine, Professor Ian Frazer has been honoured by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. University of Queensland’s Professor Frazer has been made a Corresponding Fellow in acknowledgement of his high international standing in the disciplinary domains of the Royal Society. The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland’s national academy of science […]

Volunteers for Dementia Research Project

Lions Medical Research Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka is working on a project entitled – “Novel Interventions to Reduce Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia: Virtual Reality, Video-conferencing & Good Neighbour Program” and to support this research, an application for funding is being developed by The University of Queensland.  A core part of […]

Raewyn Andersen Memorial Golf Day

On Tuesday 20 March, the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island held the 2nd Annual Raewyn Andersen Memorial Golf Day at the Palms Golf Course, Sanctuary Cove. Registration for the event was from 11.00am with a shotgun tee off at 12.00 midday with Golfers playing a 4 Ball Ambrose Competition. Once golf was done […]

World Parkinson’s Day – 11 April

World Parkinson’s Day is 11 April, and Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka, a Lions Medical Research Foundation Senior Research Fellow, is committed to improving quality of life for people suffering from incurable brain diseases like Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common brain diseases observed in late life with over 80,000 Australian suffering from this […]

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

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