2010 grant success

Funding source Investigators Title Amount
Grants
Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group A Maguire Gonadal Function in survivors of childhood Bone Marrow Transplant $15,000

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth

E Elliott

A national Plan for Rare Diseases in Australia: Building a network of expertise to help families affected by rare diseases.

$15,000

Australian Research Council A Braunack-Mayer, M O'Keefe, R Skinner, K McCaffery, T Burgess, H Marshall, M Watson Optimising intersectoral collaboration between the health and education sectors $423,490
Australian Rotary Health Research Fund J Christodoulou Development of Novel Treatment Strategies for Phenylketonuria $59,400
Brain Foundation S Cooper, K North Dysferlinopathy: A rare disease sheds light on the mechanism of membrane resealing $40,000
Cancer Australia Y Chen   Tumor protein D52 overexpression and DNA repair in premalignant lesions and cancer $87,508
Cancer Institute NSW S Garnett An early start to cancer prevention - interventions for childhood obesity $560,488
Cancer Institute NSW G O'Neill, , J Byrne, C Clarke, B Henderson, L Bendall, H Rizos, R Reddell, M Chircop, P  Robinson Westmead Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Suite $290,000
Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation C Cowell Westmead Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Suite $75,000
Department of Health and Ageing C Bower, E Elliott A diagonstic and screening test for FASD $500,000
Department of Health and Ageing J Latimer, E Elliott, J Fitzpatrick, M Carter, J Oscar FASD prevalence in the Fitzroy Valley $500,000
Department of Health and Ageing E Elliott, Y ZurynskiP McIntyre, R Booy Paediatric active enhanced disease Surveillance $758,000
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs J Latimer, E Elliott, J Fitzpatrick, M Carter, J Oscar FASD prevalence in the Fitzroy Valley $550,000

Foundation for Children

J Leask, S Cooper, N Wood

Protecting babies from the effects of whooping cough and influenza: a study of maternal vaccination and an educational intervention to improve uptake

$117,000

Heart Foundation K Walker To attend the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) $2,000
Ian Potter Foundation C Cowell Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Suite (CLEM) $50,000
Ilhan Fondation A Kakakios  BEAT: Beating Egg Allergy Trial $35,000
International Rett Syndrome Foundation J Christodoulou IRSF MECP2 Variation Database (RettBASE0) $35,165
Kidney Health Australia

E Hodson

Nephrotic Syndrome in Children

$9,450

Kids Research Institute D Little Comparison of Dickkop1 and Sclerostin as modulatoers of skeletal repairs $50,000
Meat and Livestock Association K Steinbeck, N Dwyer, K Rooney Influence of iron deficiency on cognition, mood and quality of life in young normal weight and obese women $461,640
National Health and Medical Research Council F Brilot-Turville, R Dale NMDAR encephalitis in children: an autoimmune model of cognitive, psychiatric, and movements disorders $481,996
National Health and Medical Research Council K North The influence of a-actinin-3 on muscle structure, metabolism, performance and response to diet and disease $556,870.60
National Health and Medical Research Council D Little, I Alexander, A Schindeler Noval therapeutic interventions for the Orthopaedic complications of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) $606,732
National Health and Medical Research Council D LittleA Schindeler, M Hamrick The role of muscle and the applicatio of muscle-cell therapies in bone repair $423,786
National Health and Medical Research Council I Alexander, F Braet, J Christodoulou, P Kuchel, K  Carpenter, In vivo gene transfer and phenotype correction of normal and urea-cycle deficient primary human hepatocytes in chimeric mouse-human livers: Towards gene therapy for metabolic liver disease. $476,706
National Health and Medical Research Council R Jamison High resolution genomics and advances in human eye disease $322,524
National Health and Medical Research Council K Steinbeck, C Hawke, P Hazell, R Skinner, R Ivers, R Booy, R Cumming, G Fulcher  Adolescent Rural Cohort Study Hormones, Health, Education,
Environments and Relationships
$975,651.60
National Health and Medical Research Council R Hunt, P Colditz, T Inder, N Badawi, K Simmer, H Liley, D Osborn, J Cheong, I Wright  A study of the impact of treating electrographic seizures in term or near-term $1,301,309.60
National Health and Medical Research Council R Lan, S Vitali, G Gilbert, P McIntyre, H Marshall, N Wood Evolution of pertussis epidemics and effect of genotypes on infection outcomes and
immunisation
$638,100
National Health and Medical Research Council S Tabrizi, J Brotherton, R Skinner, M Stevens The population impact of human papillomavirus vaccination on circulating genotypes $242,788
National Health and Medical Research Council L Wen, L Baur, C Rissel, V Flood, J  Simpson, A Hayes, L Hardy Effectiveness of an early intervention trial to prevent obesity - Phase 2: Follow-up and cost effectiveness analysis $420,488.80
National Health and Medical Research Council C Verge, S Hameed, A Jaffe, J Peat, H Selvadurai, P Cooper, J Hilton, K Donaghue, C Munns, P Crock Cystic Fibrosis - Insulin Deficiency, Early Action (CFIDEA) $381,530.40
National Health and Medical Research Council K Clark, D Currow, N Talley, P Dinning, L Lam, P Davidson, M Agar, T Shelby-James, J Phillips A multi-site randomised controlled trial comparing the
severity of constipation symptoms experienced by palliative care patients receiving usual care compared to those diagnosed and managed according to the underlying pathophysiology.
$481,469.20
National Health and Medical Research Council H Leonard, E Elliott, J Christodoulou, J Downs, C Ellaway, P Jacoby, I Torode Towards evidence-based care for Rett syndrome: a research model to inform management of rare disorders $441,972.80
National Health and Medical Research Council J Halliday, C O'Leary, D Forster, S Donath, P Anderson, S Lewis, E  Elliott, C Nagle, J Craig Asking QUestions about Alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA): Longitudinal cohort study of the effects of low and moderate doses of alcohol exposure on the fetus $1,316,443.60
National Health and Medical Research Council

L Irwig, P Glasziou, J Craig, G Salkeld, P Macaskill

Screening and Test Evaluation Program: improving the evaluation and use of tests for screening, diagnosis and monitoring in healthcare

$8,915,000

National Health and Medical Research Council K NorthC Jones, J ChristodoulouG O'Neill, R Murray, L Cantrill, A Cunningham, R Kefford, C Clarke, Dr Beric Henderson, L Bendall, S Tuville, R Reddel, P Tam, P Robinson, T Bryan, A Braithwaite Correlative light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Suite $200,000
National Health and Medical Research Council J Iredell, T Sorrell, G Gilbert, I Kerridge, R Booy, D Dwyer, S Webb, V Sintchenko, C Jones, B Bennett. NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infection  $2,499,648
National Health and Medical Research Council L Irwig, P Glasziou, J Craig, G Salkeld, P Macaskill Screening and Test Evaluation Program: improving the evaluation and use of tests for screening, diagnosis and monitoring in healthcare  $8,915,000
Novo Nordisk M Poon The role of environmental factors in diabetes complications – a 12 year follow up of an incident cohort $10,000
OSMR Prof Jonathan Craig Better Treatment 4 Kids Network $250,000
Royal Australian Collage of Practioners

A Morris, J Fitzpatrick, E Elliott, M Phelps

Indigenous Child Education Modules $6,000
Star Foundation R Dale, F Brilot-Turville Early intervention to prevent multiple sclerosis in children $109,385
Rebecca L Cooper  M Craig Early enviromental determinants of pancreatic islet autoimmunity: a pregnancy to early life cohort study in children at risk of type 1 diabetes  $22,000
ResMed K Waters Does treatment of OSA avoid neurocognitive deficits in infants and pre-school children? $88,000
The University of Sydney K North Molecular dissection of the functional regions of ACTN2 and ACTN3 and their contribution to normal variation in skeletal muscle function $50,000
The University of SYdney G O'Neill A mesenchymal to stationary switch for metastatic cancer $50,000
The University of Sydney J Fitzpatrick, A Morris, M Phelps, E Elliott Indigenous Child Health Education Module $10,000
Fellowships
National Health and Medical Research Council J Burns From measurement to management of inherited neuromuscular disorders

$384,160 

National Health and Medical Research Council L Lau Telomere Maintenance in Neuroblastoma $350,032
National Health and Medical Research Council M Hu Induction of Islet Transplant Tolerance in a Humanised Mouse Model $290,032
National Health and Medical Research Council M Irving Improving the quality of Nephrology care in Rural Australia: Implementation of key guidelines $124,000
Scholarships
Australian Rotary Health Research Fund L Thwe Biomaker Analysis in Paediatric Tumours Diagnosed within A single Institution $62,500
Cancer Institute NSW K London The applcation of F18FDG PET/CT in Paediatric Primary central Nervous System Tumours $23,990
Cancer Institute NSW J Zhong The role of NEDD9 in Glioblastoma Infiltration. $33,334
Mark Cocks Transplant Research Scholarship G Wong Cardiovascular and exercise training program in recipients of Kindney transplants $10,000

National Health and Medical Research Council

K London

FDG PET/CT in Paediatric Primary CNS Tumours and Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Impact

$107,750 

National Health and Medical Research Council

N Martin La Rotta

Identification and Analysis of Chromosome 8q target genes in paediatric sarcomas and other solid tumors of childhood.

$74,250

National Health and Medical Research Council

F Lemckert

The Membrane Repair Complex of Striated Muscle

$67,500

National Health and Medical Research Council J Lorenzo Early identification of cognitive dysfunction in young children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) $86,327
National Health and Medical Research Council A Deshpande The urinary bladder in children with voiding disorders  - towards a better understanding and treatment $73,913
National Health and Medical Research Council M Poon Environmental Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes and Long Term Complications $90,227
National Health and Medical Research Council E Oates Analysis of the clinical spectrum and disease mechanisms in dynamin 2 (DNM2) $67,500
The University Of Sydney J El-Hoss The role of NF1 in bone development, homeostasis and repair. $67,500
The University Of Sydney P Lopez-Vargas Education program for patients with early stage chronic kidney disease $67,500