Annual Report 2017

  • The NRF has pledged a $1 million donation

    to the Centre for Cancer Biology (University of South Australia) in April next year for Glioblastoma research.

  • Brain tumour research will be our priority for 2018. However, we will continue to support all areas of neurosurgical research where possible including: stroke, concussion, neurodegeneration, paediatric and neurotrauma.

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Annual Report 2016

  • The NRF donated $1 million to the University of Adelaide
  • Fundraising efforts through The NRF supported the acquisition of a NanoZoomer for the University of Adelaide
  • $1,339,012 in new research and equipment was funded by the NRF through donations
  • Professor Robert Vink's first term as NRF President

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Annual Report 2015

  • The NRF's most successful year in its 52-year history: in both fundraising and research support.
  • Through donations of $4.3 million to the University of Adelaide, research areas expanded to include brain tumours, concussion, stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Donations of $1 million established the NRF Paediatric Neurosurgical Research Fund
  • Dr. Renée Turner appointed as the NRF Director of Neurosurgical Research at the University of Adelaide
  • Brian North, after serving 11 years as NRF President, stood down and nominated Professor Robert Vink as the new NRF President.

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Annual Report 2014

  • The NRF celebrates 50 years since it was founded in 1963 by Dr Trevor Denning
  • To celebrate 50 years of achievements, a Gala Dinner was held at the Entertainment Centre, raising over $102,000 for research funding.

View Part 1 of the NRF 2014 Annual Report here

Part 2 can be accessed below via the 'Download' button.

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Annual Report 2013

  • Since 2010, SA Police 'Ride Like Crazy' event donated $320,000 to The NRF for brain tumour research.
  • Australian Executor Trustees allocated a $5,000 grant to the Paediatric Appeal from their annual discretionary charitable trusts
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Annual Report 2012

  • NRF Coopers Open Day 2011 raised $10,500 toward neurosurgical research.
  • NRF spring challenges raised $40,000 for neurosurgical research
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Annual Report 2011

  • In the 2010/2011 financial year, the NRF received donations worth $608,000
  • The NRF became a beneficiary of the South Australian Police in their 'Ride Like Crazy' events held during the Tour Down Under, which has allowed the NRF to provide pivotal equipment to assist brain tumour research at the University of Adelaide
  • Santos made a donation to the NRF to establish the Dean Bowman Brain Tumour Research Laboratory
  • The Paediatric Appeal received $110,000 in funding for intra-operative ultrasound equipment. This was donated to the Women's and Children's Hospital
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Annual Report 2010

  • The NRF launched the Paediatric Appeal to raise $2 million to establish research into brain diseaes, life threatening conditions, and trauma in children
  • The NRF attracted $440,000 in research funding from the Brain Foundation and National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The NRF Coopers Open Day raised $11,500 toward life-saving neurosurgical research
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Annual Report 2009

  • The 45th Celebration Dinner in 2008 raised $20,000 towards neurosurgical research
  • NRF President, Dr Brian North, handed over the $300,000 instalment to the University of Adelaide's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mike Brooks, to fund the Abbie Simpson Clinical Fellowship
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