NHMRC grant success
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..