Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer AO receive University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s ‘Outstanding Research’ Award for their life-saving discoveries transforming melanoma patient care.

Congratulations to MIA’s Co-Medical Directors, Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO, for receiving The University of Sydney’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research. This award celebrates the achievements of University academics who excel in research, including in relation to the quality, originality and impact of their research as it pertains to their discipline and the broader community.

Professors Long and Scolyer have been awarded for their discoveries transforming #melanoma patient care, from a new rapid diagnostic test to new therapies which are saving lives. Their work has been translated into guidelines for the management, diagnosis and pathological reporting of melanoma used in Australia and worldwide. They are both international experts with over 50,000 citations each, and hundreds of high-impact peer reviewed publications.

‘On behalf of the entire MIA team, and our patients and wider community, I congratulate Professors Long and Scolyer for this well deserved award,’ said MIA CEO Matthew Browne. ‘Their clinical and research leadership is changing the face of melanoma diagnosis and treatment globally, which will benefit generations to come.’