World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard G. Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard G. Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

World-renowned cancer physician scientist Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center (PCARM). Seven additional faculty with their staff and students also will be joining the new center. Pestell was the recipient of the 2014 Advance Global Australian Award for Biotechnology.

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2017 Advance Global Australian Awards nominations are now open

2017 Advance Global Australian Awards nominations are now open

It has been almost two months since we celebrated the 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards – a night where some of Australia’s brightest individuals were awarded across numerous industries, and where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered an incredibly inspiring address on the power of Australia and its people - no matter where they live in the world. 

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On the path to eliminating malaria

On the path to eliminating malaria

Malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, many of them children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Australian scientist David Fidock from Columbia University has uncovered the genetic basis for drug resistance in deadly malaria parasites, and is now working on new drugs that will aid the global effort to eradicate malaria once and for all.

We were proud to honour Professor David Fidock and present him with the 2016 Advance Global Australian Award for Life Sciences at our Gala dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday the 21st of October. Click here to see a full wrap up of the event.

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2016 Mentee Cathy Chen: “Whatever I end up doing, I want to be damn good at it”

  2016 Mentee Cathy Chen: “Whatever I end up doing, I want to be damn good at it”

Cathy Chen has always been passionate about food and the social implications surrounding it. Working under Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong, and Karin Fransson, it was impressed upon her that the quality of produce, as well the provenance, are aspects that should not be taken for granted. She was lured to Sweden from Sydney with an exchange scholarship from the University of Western Sydney to study at Uppsala University and it was here she finished her Bachelor degree in Natural Science, specialising in Food Sustainability.

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2016 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit Wrap Up

2016 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit Wrap Up

Held across two iconic Sydney locations, the Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of NSW on 21 October 2016, The Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of its kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home.

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Thank you to our Partners

Thank you to our Partners

To curate an event with the scope and breadth of the 2016 Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards requires contributions from many individuals and organisations. 

The 2016 Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards would not have been possible without the insight and generosity of our government and corporate partners, as well as our Advance Ambassadors, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them.

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David Fidock's Life Of Science

David Fidock's Life Of Science

There is no surprise that Professor David Fidock has been awarded the winner of the Advance Life Sciences category – he has an impressive resume to boot. 

David’s major achievement in the life sciences field has been the discovery of how the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum acquired resistance to the first-line antimalarial drugs chloroquine and artemisinin. 

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Meet The 2016 Advance Global Australian Award Mentees

Meet The 2016 Advance Global Australian Award Mentees

Creating opportunities and reinvesting in the next generation of Australian talent, is something that gets Advance out of bed every day. Advance is so passionate about creating a platform to encourage the exchange of knowledge, connectivity and ideas to help inspire and empower global Australians, and we want to instill this mentality in the young Australians that are our future – the individuals who will keep Australia innovative and agile.

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Announcing Lynette Wallworth | Dr Alison Thompson OAM | Neima Candy: Advance Summit Speakers

 Announcing Lynette Wallworth | Dr Alison Thompson OAM | Neima Candy: Advance Summit Speakers

Today were are excited to announce three new influential and enlightening presenters for the 2016 Advance Summit: Lynette Wallworth, Dr Alison Thompson OAM and Neima Candy. The inclusion of these three women as speakers at the Summit provides an exciting opportunity to hear from 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards Shortlisted Nominees about their experiences disrupting on a global stage. Join us to learn about how they apply their creative and entrepreneurial spirit beyond the mainstream in industries including the Arts, Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management Healthcare.  

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Announcing Betty Who Performing at the 2016 Awards & Summit

Announcing Betty Who Performing at the 2016 Awards & Summit

LA-based Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who is the latest name to be added to the 2016 Global Australian Awards & Summit line up.   

Currently holding a top-10 place in the Australian iTunes charts for her latest hit “I Love You Always” and having earned the prestigious opening act slot for A-list names such as Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue, Betty Who is fast becoming known as one of our most talented singer-songwriters. 

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Announcing Jenny Brockie | Mike Cannon-Brookes | Dr Genevieve Bell: Advance Summit Speakers

Announcing Jenny Brockie | Mike Cannon-Brookes | Dr Genevieve Bell: Advance Summit Speakers

Today, Advance is announcing three key participants of the Advance 2016 Summit. If you haven't already bought a ticket to the most inspiring and informative Australian event of the year; we have three new compelling reasons for you to invest in your career and secure your spot at the Sydney Opera House on October 21.

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The 2016 Shortlisted Nominees: Mina Guli, the woman who ran 40 marathons in 7 deserts

The 2016 Shortlisted Nominees: Mina Guli, the woman who ran 40 marathons in 7 deserts

Mina Guli is the founder and CEO of Thirst - an educational water conservation charity – and earlier this year she ran the equivalent of 40 marathons across seven deserts to deliver one message to the world – we have a water crisis and we need to do something about it, today. Mina took on the gruelling seven week challenge throughout February and March 2016 across the world's seven continents to raise awareness of global water scarcity, a crisis that was ranked by the World Economic Forum for the last two years as the number one risk facing society. Mina has been shortlisted in the Social Impact category. 

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The 2016 Shortlisted Nominees: The relationship between world No. 1 Jason Day and Colin Swatton and their journey to the top

The 2016 Shortlisted Nominees: The relationship between world No. 1 Jason Day and Colin Swatton and their journey to the top

It is a beautiful summer Monday morning in Akron, Ohio, and Jason Day and caddie Colin Swatton are in their element. There are no galleries. Other than a spattering of grounds staff and the occasional fellow competitor, they virtually have Firestone Country Club to themselves as they practice. Day is smiling as he dishes out -- and receives -- some extensive trash talk. Australians call it “sledging.” Read on to learn more about Jason Day, a shortlisted nominee for the Advance Global Australian Awards. 

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Netball: Taking America By Storm Thanks To Sonya Ottaway

Netball: Taking America By Storm Thanks To Sonya Ottaway

Exciting, exhausting, exhilarating and inspirational is how you would describe Netball America Inc President and KPMG Director, Sonya Ottaway. Her motto is "what matters is whether you've created something special, and whether you've made a real difference to other people's lives". Her extensive background with KPMG International as an International Project Manager within the Risk Consulting business has helped her to create something special in forming Netball America Inc, a USA national not-for-profit corporation. The corporation has allowed her to make a difference in people's lives, especially to youth and those in under-served areas. Sonia Ottaway was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Advance Global Australian Award in Sport.

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