Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
Providing donor stool to treat patients with bowel conditions and foster research into faecal transplant as a treatment.
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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
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
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)
Professor Peter-John Wormald, Professor Guy Maddern and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde
A novel medicated resorbable adhesion barrier device for use in abdominal surgery
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.