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University-Freemasons Foundation Funding agreement extended to 2017

At its Annual Review and Patron Dinner on Dec 3 2015, the Principal Patron of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, Dr Roger Sexton, formally announced the extension of the co-funding agreement between the Freemasons Foundation and the University of Adelaide.

Dr Sexton stated “This agreement assigns $600,000 per year to the Centre for 2016 and 2017 to continue to support early and mid-career scientists and students working in the important field of men’s health.  This brings the total funding from the Freemasons Foundation since the establishment of the Centre since 2008 to 3 Million dollars that has been matched by the University.  On behalf of the Centre members and Patrons, I thank the Foundation and Freemasons of South Australia and Northern Territory for its commitment and vision and to the University of Adelaide for its continued support of this unique research investment partnership.  With any investment and in particular one of this size, it is essential that we critically review our output and this is the purpose of tonight.”

Dr Camille Short followed with a talk about her experience as a new Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Centre and Professor Wittert followed with a presentation where he reviewed the Centres achievements in 2015 and identified the objectives moving forward.  The Dinner was also an opportunity to thank our outgoing Patrons and to welcome our new Patrons (see separate blog).

Pictured from left to right: Professor Wayne Tilley and Associate Professor Lisa Butler (Members of the Management Group of the FFCMH), Mr Robert Clyne OAM, CEO of the Freemasons Foundation, Mr Don Sarah AM, Chairman of the Freemasons Foundation, and Dr Roger Sexton AM (Principal Patron and Chair of the Board of Patrons of the FFCMH).

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