The University of Western Australia's child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley and respiratory disease specialists Professor Bruce Robinson and Professor Stephen Stick will lead three new Centres for Research Excellence.
The centres will focus on Aboriginal child health, asbestos-related diseases and early childhood respiratory disease.
The Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Health, the Hon. Mark Butler MP will announce the National Health and Medical Research Council funding for the centres, at UWA tomorrow (Tuesday morning).
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the announcement recognised the outstanding quality of UWA's medical researchers and indicated that the University remained on track to achieve its aim of becoming one of the world's top 100 research universities by 2013.
WHAT: NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence to be announced
WHERE: Prescott Room, Vice-Chancellery, The University of Western Australia.
WHEN: 9.00am, Tuesday, July 20, 2010
PARKING: Parking spaces will be allocated for media outside the Visitor Centre (car park 22)
Simone Hewett (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 7977 / (+61 4) 20 790 097