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Foundation directors in the news

January 24, 2022

Independent oversight from experts. 

From left to right: Governor of Victoria the Honourable Linda Dessau AC and Professor James Angus AO; Professor Caroline Gargett; Zali Steggall OAM, MP and Professor Megan Munsie.

The Foundation’s work is overseen by a voluntary board of independent directors, with expertise in governance, finance, scientific leadership, stem cell and medical research, and ethics. Recent news from our directors:

  • Biomedical pharmacologist and research sector leader Professor James Angus AO was sworn in as the 15th Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria on 12 November 2021. James comes to the role with 45 years of experience across academia and medical research.
  • Professor Caroline Gargett from Hudson Institute of Medical Research is the key international member of the team which was awarded the $US1 million Magee Prize for their work on identifying vaginal stem cells to use with new biomaterials to repair tissue loss in women with compromised vaginal structure and function.
  • In addition to her role at reNEW, Professor Megan Munsie from The University of Melbourne received a High Commendation in the Advocacy Award category at Research Australia’s 18th Health and Medical Research Awards for her work on the public education and ethical considerations for stem cell medicine. Read an AusBiotech story about her achievement.
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