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Minister for Health Sussan Ley presented the annual National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Awards at the prestigious NHMRC Council dinner in Canberra, on 22nd September.  Sixteen researchers received awards for having the top-ranking grant application in their category.

Minister Ley said she was proud of Australia's standing on the international research stage and that these awards recognised some of the leading Australian researchers.  "Australia is a world leader in health and medical research and these researchers will no doubt continue to make a strong contribution to improving the health of all Australians," Ms Ley said.

NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso described the evening's awardees as being among the highest-performing NHMRC funded researchers.  "These researchers are representative of the fine research talent that exists in Australia," Professor Kelso said.

Highest ranked Career Development Fellowship - Population Health, Level 2 Associate Professor Karen Canfell, Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW

This research focuses on optimising screening programs to prevent cancer and ensuring there is a balance between harms and benefits.  Associate Professor Canfell will evaluate the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) screening now that a HPV vaccine is available.  She will address emerging issues with HPV prevention and quantify the impact and costs of vaccination and screening in developing countries.

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