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Celebrating 50 years of ground breaking medical research

Mr James Patrick Garvan

The original building

The Opening Ceremony on 17 February 1963

Cardinal Gilroy and the daughters of the Duke of Norfolk who officially opened the Garvan Institute

Cardinal Gilroy , the Duke of Norfolk and Senator Harrie Wade the then Commonwealth Minister for Health at the Garvan Opening Ceremony

Ms Gillian Henson (L) and Ms Margaret Stuart in one of the first Garvan labs

Prof Ted Kraegen and Prof Don Chisholm with Barry Jones, Commonwealth Minister for Science

Prof Rob Sutherland, Prof John Eisman, Prof John Shine, Prof Don Chisholm and Norma Perry

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre Opening…

“This corner of inner city Sydney may be small in area but it’s very great in impact...... ......Per square metre, perhaps the greatest concentration of medical care and research excellence in the nation.” Julia Gillard – August 2012

Garvan Facts‌ 652 staff Almost 600 of those are scientific staff 60% of our staff are female Most of the researchers looking into prostate cancer are women, and most of the researchers looking into breast cancer are men. Average age of our researchers is 35 Garvan really does nurture young scientists, so that we not only have the best and brightest now, but also well into the future. Staff representing 53 different countries This shows we really are bringing the best and brightest from around the globe to work and collaborate under the one roof at Garvan

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Five Divisions:

Cancer Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Diabetes and Obesity Neuroscience Immunology The St Vincent's Research Precinct St Vincent's Victor Chang AMR ●

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Three Campuses: Darlinghurst Moss Vale Dubbo ●

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How Garvan’s work is funded

Community Fundraising Peer Review Grants - NHMRC

For every $1 awarded in peer-reviewed Corporate Support - incl WPG grants, we must raise a further 70c

Bequests - Gift in a Will

HNW Donors


Garvan in the community Fundraising Activities

Garvan in the community Seminars, tours and events

Love Your Sister Samuel Johnson’s sister Connie is dying of Breast Cancer so he’s setting out on an epic challenge. He’s riding around Australia on a unicycle! As of 04/09/2013 he has raised over $747,000 and travelled over 9803km

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Bendigo Shepperton Gunbower St Arnauds Tamworth Taree Townsville

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