The fourth annual Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon was held on Thursday 5 May 2016 at Leonda by the Yarra.
The special guest speaker at this year’s event was The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria. The Governor provided an inspirational speech about her life and experiences and congratulated St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and Susan Alberti AC on encouraging women to embrace motherhood and work in medical research.
Professor Louise Purton spoke about her journey in research then presented the 2016 Susan Alberti Women in Research Award to Dr Urmi Dhagat from the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Structural Biology Unit.Dr Urmi Dhagat from SVI’s Structural Biology Unit The award provides funding toward a research assistant while Dr Dhagat is spending precious time with her new born baby.
Thank you to all who attended and helped contribute to such a worthy cause, we look forward to seeing you again in 2017.