As part of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia Research Grants program, in 2012 the Foundation awarded the Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Research Fellowship.
This Fellowship was launched in 2011 in recognition of the Foundation's Founding Director, Dr Paul Beaumont AO. The Foundation is most grateful to Blackmores for supporting this Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded to researchers based in eligible Australian institutions to pursue research into nutritional and/or lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration, consistent with the mission of the Foundation to reduce the incidence and impact of macular degeneration. This two-year research fellowship is valued at $50,000 per year, $40,000 pa of which is provided by Blackmores and the Marcus Blackmore Foundation, with the remaining $10,000 per year provided by the Foundation's research fund.
In 2012 the Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Research Fellowship was awarded to:
Dr Bamini Gopinath, senior research fellow at the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute.
Dr Gopinath is working under the supervision of Professor Paul Mitchell, one of the world's leading experts in macular degeneration. Her Fellowship was provided for research into the dietary and lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration, with the purpose of reducing the incidence and/or impact of the disease in Australia.
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