Peter Mac Clinical Haematologist Dr Katherine Cummins is the recipient of the Gunn Family Women in Haematology Fellowship, awarded by the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

Dr Cummins was awarded the fellowship for her ground-breaking work that’s focussed on discovering a novel mechanism to overcome treatment resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

Her work includes investigating whether combining two potent and existing immune-based therapies could help treat AML more effectively. 

Dr Cummins, who recently returned from the US after completing her PhD, said the fellowship was an extraordinary opportunity. 

“It provides that crucial step towards becoming an independent investigator, providing a solid foundation on which I am able to build on what I have learned in the field of cellular therapies,” Dr Cummins said.

“I look forward to working with Snowdome and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision to improve outcomes for patients who are diagnosed with aggressive blood cancers.” 

This fellowship, also with generous support by the Gunn Family, supports the advancement of women in medical research and offers long-term commitment to funding, combined with a tailored mentorship program.