The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is delighted to announce the recipients in its 2018 Grant Round at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its research arm, the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research.

Worth $2.53million, the grants awarded will provide funding for researchers and projects that will go on to make a difference in the South Australian community.

“We congratulate the recipients on their outcome in a highly competitive grant round and look forward to working with them to deliver lifesaving outcomes that can be translated into patient care as soon as possible,” said THRF CEO Paul Flynn.

“Once again, we thank our kind donors and ticket buyers in the Hospital Research Home Lottery for continuing to support us and make our annual grant funding possible.”

Early Career Fellowships

Dr Cher-Rin Chong
A new strategy to prevent heart failure in diabetes

Dr Katharina Richter
Improving effectiveness of infection control after surgery

Dr Kevin Fenix
Using Tissue-Resident T cells to develop new prognostics and treatments against bowel cancer

Mid-Career Fellowships

Dr Nicky Thomas
A Trojan Horse strategy for antimicrobial biologicals

Dr Helen Stallman
Improving sleep and coping in inpatients to improve clinical outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions

Translational Grants

Professor Peter-John Wormald, Associate Professor Sarah Vreudge and Dr Hesham Saleh
A new treatment for cystic fibrosis chronic relapsing upper airway infections

Dr Isuru Ranasinghe, Associate Professor Martin Gallagher and Associate Professor Ian Scott
Safety, effectiveness of care and resource use among Australian hospitals (SAFER HOSPITALS)

Development Grant

Professor Peter-John Wormald, Professor Guy Maddern and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde
A novel medicated resorbable adhesion barrier device for use in abdominal surgery

Project Grant

Dr Sarah Appleton, Professor Robert Adams and Professor John Beltrame
Broken Sleep – Broken Heart?: Longitudinal follow-up of cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes in middle aged and older men in North-West Adelaide.