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Ann Maree Bosch Scholarship 2018

Ann Maree Bosch Scholarship 2018 

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About Ann Maree Bosch Scholarship 2018

Two years have passed since we lost our dear friend and colleague Ann Maree Bosch.

In 2016, in honour of Ann Maree’s commitment and service to the cystic fibrosis (CF) community, Cystic Fibrosis Australia established an annual $10,000 scholarship in Ann Maree's name. The scholarship was specifically created to fund early career scientists working in CF research, an area that Ann Maree was extremely passionate about.

In 2016, the inaugural Ann Maree Bosch Scholarship Career Fellowship was awarded to Dr Abdullah A. Tarique. This Fellowship has supported his project to investigate the defective healing mechanism in cystic fibrosis at the University of Queensland with his supervisors, Dr Peter Sly and Dr Emmanuelle Fantino. Ann Maree’s husband Arthur presented the fellowship to Dr Tarique on 21st November 2016 at the Governor General’s Patrons Awards at Admiralty House. Ann Maree’s children Amanda and Louis were also present and joined with many of the CF community in support of the honour.

In 2017, Sharon Wong was awarded the career scholarship. The goal of her project is to develop and effective treatment for the general CF population, regardless of their mutation type. Miniaturized versions of each CF patient are created using their own stem cells from lung and gut tissue, called the “CF AVATAR” meaning that personalised medicine can really move forward.

Cystic Fibrosis Australia is proud to launch the Ann Maree Bosch Career Fellowship 2018 and look forward to receiving your support.

About Cystic Fibrosis Australia

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) primarily affects the lungs and digestive system because of a malfunction in the exocrine system, responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.

There is currently no cure. People with CF develop an abnormal amount of excessively thick and sticky mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system. The mucus causes impairment of the digestive functions of the pancreas and traps bacteria in the lungs resulting in recurrent infections which lead to irreversible damage. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF.

We advocate on behalf of our members to gain better access to services, obtain information or resources. On a larger scale we have been involved in several national campaigns to increase the rights of all people with cystic fibrosis.

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