District 201Q1

Queensland, Australia

Lions Medical Research Foundation

Q1 Directors

• Penny Kourra – Lions Club for Apple Mac Users of Queensland


The Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the provision of funding for world class medical research that improves the standard of health for all Australians and people throughout the world. For information, visit www.lionsmedicalresearchfoundation.org.au


Lions Medical Research Foundation receives no Government funding, and funds are sourced by donations, bequests, investments, Awards, an Annual Appeal (Spring for Research) and special campaigns and programs. All money raised funds panel-approved early career medical scientists in their quest to build a team of medical researchers and develop cures and treatments across a broad range of medical studies.  


The Foundation currently funds 3 researchers:-

Dr Tracey Bjorkman – researching hypoxic ischemia in premature and newborn babies

Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka – researching anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease and Dementia patients.  

Dr Carlos Salomon – researching early detection tools for ovarian cancer patients.

For information on researchers, visit  www.lionsmedicalresearchfoundation.org.au/current-fellows

Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka • Dr Tracey Bjorkman • Dr Carlos SalomonDr Nadeeka Dissanayaka • Dr Tracey Bjorkman • Dr Carlos Salomon



Lions Medical Research Foundation also has a commitment to the SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) program 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. Students from around Queensland are offered opportunities to participate in week-long programs that allow them to conduct an experimental project in conjunction with one of TRI’s world renowned biomedical research groups. To encourage participation across Queensland, Lions Medical Research Foundation, offers scholarships to students from regional and remote Queensland designed to assist in costs associated with travel and accommodation. All students who receive a scholarship agree to share their experience with their local Lions Club.

For information on SPARQ-ed, visit www.lionsmedicalresearchfoundation.org.au/sparq-ed

Students at the SPARQ

Students at SPARQ-ed



LMRF currently offers the following awards: -

• The Ray Phippard Fellow Award - Cost: $,1000.00

• The Ray Phippard Progressive Award - Cost: $1,000.00

• The Prof. Ian Frazer AC Humanitarian Award – Cost: $500.00

• Medallions - Cost: $20.00.

For information on LMRF Awards, visit www.lionsmedicalresearchfoundation.org.au/awards


Follow the Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lionsmedicalresearchfoundation


Queensland & Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation
ABN: 63 009 946 481

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