NHMRC grant success

23 October 2017

World-leading medical research projects in which our researchers are involved have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).grants.  The successful projects covered a range of areas from genomics, to diabetes and orthopaedics.

Prof Katharine Steinbeck has been funded for  a Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health: Making health services work for adolescents in a digital age,  Prof Jonathan Craig was successful with a Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Partnership Pathways to Better Care and Outcomes for Aboriginal Young People.

Centres of Research Excellence provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and  develop research capacity

A/Prof Sandra Cooper  gained a Research Fellowship  for  translating innovations in genomic medicine for diagnosis and treatment for families with rare neuromuscular disorders. Three Practioner Fellowships were awarded to our researchers, out of a total of 16. Prof Maria Craig  for Childhood diabetes: prediction, prevention and preservation of beta cells; Prof Barend Marais for Limiting tuberculosis transmission and improving the care of affected children and Prof David Little  for facilitating children's bone health.

Early Career Fellowships (Australia) were awarded to Dr Philip Britton  for Emerging infectious neurological diseases in Australia; from enhanced recognition to improved response, Dr Natalie Lister  for What, when, and how to treat adolescents with obesity: generating evidence for clinical dietetic practice

Dr Hayley Smithers-Sheedy   for Congenital cytomegalovirus:  understanding the long-term outcomes and identifying opportunities for secondary prevention

 Dr Sudarshini Ramanathan  was awarded an Early Career Fellowship (Overseas)  for Cutting through complexity: the promise of biomarkers to discover, diagnose, and treat antibody-associated demyelination

 This funding will increase clinical research capacity and provide greater opportunities for more breakthroughs..

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