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Dr Maryanne Balanzategui Prize

The Dr Maryanne Balanzategui Prize Fund has been established to honour Maryanne Balanzategui.

Maryanne had a background in nursing and dietetics before undertaking her medical degree with JCU, graduating in 2018. She leaves behind 2 teenage daughters and a husband, Andrew. Maryanne has been working on Magnetic Island for the past year as a Registrar with JCU GP training and was due to undertake placements in Townsville this year.

Maryanne was committed to rural general practice and was shaping her path to be able to provide rural communities with exceptional care. She was a wonderful person whose care for others extended to everyone around her.

The fund aims to support a perpetual student prize named in Maryanne's honour to recognise her commitment to rural medicine.

James Cook University is an Australian registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), which means donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.