Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck recognized for significant impact on kidney research

Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck has been awarded a University of Melbourne Medical School’s Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women, recognizing the significant impact Dr Vanslambrouck has made on kidney research.

Dr Vanslambrouck is an Associate Investiator at reNEW Melbourne, a Team Leader in the Kidney Regeneration Group based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School.

“I am honoured to be recognized by the University of Melbourne for my work in kidney research, alongside these exceptionally talented women.

This award will support my vision to create functional stem cell-derived kidney proximal tubules in the lab, to improve chronic kidney disease treatments and understanding”, said Dr Vanslambrouck.

Launched in 2019, the Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women scheme aims to support high-performing early and mid-career women in academia in advancing their careers towards senior academic and leadership roles.

You can read the full story on the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute website:  https://www.mcri.edu.au/news-stories/outstanding-women-receive-grants

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