26 October 2021
A $70m commitment from the Snow family will advance medicine
By JILL ROWBOTHAM
HIGHER EDUCATION REPORTER
One of Australia’s major philanthropic donors to medical research has again boosted its funding commitment, deciding again to award three $8m fellowshipsthis year instead of two.
This year’s recipients of the Snow Medical Research Foundation’s eight-year fellowships are three cancer researchers – the Garvan Institute of MedicalResearch’s Marina Pajic, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Melanie Eckersley Maslin and the University of Melbourne’s Shom Goel, who is also aconsultant oncologist at Peter Mac.
It is the second year in a row that the Snow Medical Research Foundation has given three fellowships, rather than two and takes its long-term commitmentto $70m, a $20m jump on the original plan.