Huge end for a big week at Monash U

The university announces a $30m gift for mental health research and treatments

It’s from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund which has now donated $43m to the university since 2015.

The new money will fund a ten-year longitudinal study of a cross-section of the community of south east Melbourne, MU’s heartland. The intent is a “living lab,” “for preventing, monitoring and treating the signs of mental illness, dementia and other brain conditions.”

It follows Monday’s formal announcement that Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing plant will be based at Monash’s U Clayton campus.