Annie McDougall, Monash University, Golden Key Biomedical Science Award Winner


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Annie McDougallI would like to thank the Golden Key International Honour Society for their recognition of me as the Biomedical Science Award recipient for 2010. It’s wonderful to see the kind of science research I’m working on being recognised by such as highly prestigious and competitive award. This award will contribute to my studies into the molecular pathways underlying fetal lung growth, with the aim of developing better treatments and preventions for lung hyperplasia in pre-term infants. Financially, it will allow me to visit some internationally leading laboratories, increasing both my network and my skills in molecular physiology. I would also like to thank my family and especially my partner Quang Nguyen, for his continuing support of both my work and the lifestyle that comes with research.

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.