Milestones of our contributions
to Asthma and Cancer research
QUALITY PROJECTSWe endeavour to reward projects and researchers who show exemplary innovation
Testing, researching, developing, and improving ideas to make them more powerful, safer and more effective.
Our contributions to research so far
The Picchi Brothers Foundation was founded in 1993, up until 2001 funds and activities were consolidated to form the basis of The Picchi Brothers Foundation’s philanthropic activities. We began our distributions to cancer and asthma research in 2002 with the distribution of $90,000 to the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
The Picchi Prize
The Picchi Brothers Foundation awards each year its Prize for students, Researchers, practitioners and the like who show exemplary inroads into both Cancer and Asthma research. The Picchi Brothers VCCC Award for Excellence in Cancer Research was established to give those who follow the criteria in research, clinical studies and public health a hand-up to help them further with their research including marketing of the ideas along with meetings with peers, be it seminars, forums and international visitations. The prize is determined by Professors from participating research facilities who have a close eye on the developing areas.
Our first distribution
Recipient: Dr Grant Morahan
Genetics and Bioinformation Division Research Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Recipient: Dr. Rebecca Delconte Basic Science: Walter & Eliza Hall Institute – Dept of Medical Biology
Thesis Title: Targeting Regulators of Natural Killer Cell Homeostasis in Cancer lmmunotherapy
The Picchi Prize 2017
Dr. Katherine Field
Recipient: Dr Kathryn Field Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre University of Melbourne Department of Medicine Thesis Title: Towards further understanding of prognosis and outcomes for patients with high grade gliomas.
The Picchi Prize 2017
Dr. Tuong Linh Nguyen
Recipient: Dr Tuong Linh (Kevin) Nguyen
Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Melbourne – School of Population Health
Thesis Title: Breast Cancer Associations with Mammographic Density Defined By Higher Pixel Brightness Thresholds.