Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation celebrates 20 years


Professor David Bruce, Professor Tim Davis, Victor Paino and Associate Professor Wendy Davis.  Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d457116
Professor David Bruce, Professor Tim Davis, Victor Paino and Associate Professor Wendy Davis. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d457116

FOR the past 20 years, the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation has been helping those working towards the next medical breakthrough.

Created to work on a range of medical research areas that could benefit the Fremantle community, the organisation has provided 200 medical research grants, PhD scholarships, medical research equipment and travel assistance for top-class clinicians and researchers to visit Fremantle Hospital throughout the two decades.

But after always operating in the background, it is now the FHMRF’s time to shine as they celebrate their 20th anniversary tomorrow.

Governor Kerry Sanderson will open a celebratory event at the Maritime Museum, which will also include a presentation from founding director Victor Paino on his time with the organisation.

FHMRF general manager Russell McKenney said it was very rewarding to reach 20 years and that there were many more to come.

The organisation will also use tomorrow’s celebration to unveil their new name, Spinnaker Health Research Foundation.