2015 NHMRC GRANT SUCCESS

This year was a successful round for members of the Lifespan Research Theme with research funding awarded in NHMRC project and fellowship schemes.

Lifespan affiliates won several NHMRC project grants and fellowships. Congratulations to:

  • Doctor Michael Skilton (Boden Institute) Project Chief Investigator
    Reducing cardiovascular risk in children born with poor fetal growth: the Small baby Omega-3 (SO3) trial
    $951,297
  • Professor Jonathan Morris (Kolling Institute) Poject Chief Investigator
    Treatment of asymptomatic candidiasis in pregnant women for the prevention of preterm birth: a randomised trial
    $1,646,938
  • Associate Professor Michael Dibley (School of Public Health) Project Chief Investigator
    M-SAKHI : Mobile health solutions to help community providers promote maternal and infant nutrition and health - A community-based cluster randomized controlled trial in rural India
    $2,274,823
  • Professor Ian Alexander (The Children's Hospital at Westmead) Project Chief Investigator
    Treatment of genetic liver disease by homologous recombination in vivo, coupled with a pharmoco-genetic strategy for selective expansion of genetically repaired hepatocytes
    $885,084
  • Professor Ian Alexander (The Children's Hospital at Westmead) Project Chief Investigator
    Functional restoration of OTC deficient primary human hepatocytes in a xenograft model using an AAV vector uniquely configured for impending clinical trial use
    $229,718
  • Professor William Tarnow-Mordi (Westmead Clinical School) Project Chief Investigator
    Does placental transfusion prevent death and disability in very preterm infants? Childhood follow up in the NHMRC Australian Placental Transfusion Study
    $854,490
  • Professor Robert Vandenberg (School of Public Health) Project Chief Investigator
    Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
    $745,226
  • Professor Catherine Sherrington (The George Institute for Global Health) Project Chief Investigator
    Fall prevention and physical activity promotion for older adults: cluster trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
    $1,245,054
  • Doctor Christopher Vaughan (Kolling Institute) Project Chief Investigator
    Chronic pain and calcium permeable AMPA receptors
    $559,154
  • Associate Professor Ian Kerridge (School of Public Health) Project Chief Investigator
    Biobank Networks, Medical Research and the Challenge of Globalisation
    $763,644
  • Associate Professor Ian Seppelt (Nepean Clinical School) Project Chief Investigator
    A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract in Critically Ill Patients
    $3,958,206
  • Professor Stephen Simpson (Charles Perkins Centre) Project Chief Investigator
    Ageing and latelife health: calories, macronutrients or branched chain amino acids?
    $725,174
  • Professor Anushka Patel (The George Institute for Global Health) Project Chief Investigator
    An integrated general practice and pharmacy-based intervention to promote the prescription and use of appropriate preventive medications among individuals at high cardiovascular risk
    $2,296,358
  • Professor Rebecca Ivers (The George Institute for Global Health) Project Chief Investigator
    International Orthopaedic Multicenter Study in Fracture Care (INORMUS)
    $1,406,864
  • Associate Professor Christine Roberts (Kolling Institute of Medical Research) Project Chief Investigator
    Born a bit early: long-term child educational and health outcomes
    $578,475
  • Professor David James (Charles Perkins Centre) Project Chief Investigator
    Defining factors that contribute to individual diversity in the diet-health axis
    $1,598,569
  • Professor Bernard Balleine (School of Medical Sciences) Project Chief Investigator
    Dementia related deficits in striatal cholinergic function and decision-making
    $401,398
  • Professor Roger Reddel (Children's Medical Research Institute) Project Chief Investigator
    ALT-associated PML Bodies: Keys to the biology and treatment of an important subset of cancers
    $787,796

NHMRC Early Career Fellowships 2015

  • Dr Adrienne Gordon (Central Clinical School)
    OPTIMUM - Optimising pregnancy by translating information for pregnant women
    $184,718
  • Dr Elizabeth Dunford (The George Institute for Global Health)
    Improving the food supply to reduce the burden of nutrition related chronic disease
    $324,900
  • Dr Christian Girgis (Sydney Medical School)
    Roles of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle and Satellite Cells
    $369,436

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships 2014

  • Dr Jacqui Webster (The George Institute for Global Health)
    International Strategies to Reduce Population Salt Intake
    $411,768
  • Dr Camille Raynes-Greenow (Children's Hospital, Westmead)
    Reducing the global burden of disease in maternal and child health through public health intervention research
    $411,768

NHMRC Research Fellowships 2015

  • Professor Catherine Sherrington - $686,645
  • Professor Anushka Patel - $686,645
  • Professor Shaun Jackson - $836,915
  • Professor Mark Woodward - $739,980
  • Professor Craig Anderson - $836,915