Research Grants

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowships, CREs and project grants 2016

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) researchers who have been awarded a 2016 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant.

People Support: Fellowships

Investigator: Dr Sarah McIntyre
Title: Evaluating recently introduced prevention strategies and investigating further aetiologies of cerebral palsy. APP1111270. NHMRC Early Career Fellowship 2016-2019
Total Awarded: Salary for four years

Investigator: Prof Robert Booy
Title: Optimising safety of vaccination. APP1110891. NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship 2016-2020
Total Awarded: Salary for five years

Project Grants & Centres of Research Excellence – CHW Clinical School member - Investigator as CIA

Investigator as CIA: Prof David Little, Dr Aaron Schindeler, Prof David Isaacs, Dr Magnus Tagil
Title: Prevention and treatment of bone infection with CSA-90. APP1106982. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $350,983

Investigator as CIA: Prof Dianne Campbell, Prof Ralph Nanan, Dr Trevor Lockett, Dr Julie Clarke, Dr Nanju Lee, Dr Melanie Wong
Title: Modified peanut allergen combined with a novel dietary adjuvant as a cure for peanut allergy: a randomised controlled
trial. APP1104134. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2019
Total Awarded: $1,130,021

Investigator as CIA: A/Prof Sandra Cooper
Title: Dysferlin and the emergency vesicle fusion of membrane repair. APP1103618. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $481,495

Investigator as CIA: Prof Robyn Jamieson, others
Title: Pathways to treatment in blinding genetic retinal eye diseases. APP1099165. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $556,956

Investigator as CIA: Prof Louise Baur, A/Prof Lisa Askie, Prof Chris Rissel, Prof Marjorie Moodie, Prof Stewart Trost, A/Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Alison Hayes, Dr Rebecca Golley, A/Prof Rachael Taylor
Title: Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. APP1101675. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $2,483,243

Grants & Centres of Research Excellence – CHW Clinical School member as a member of the CI team (lead institution shown in in brackets)

CHW Clinical School Investigators: A/Prof Bette Liu (UNSW), Prof Peter McIntyre, Andrew Hayen, Anthony Newell, Dr Helen Quinn, Prof Raina McIntyre, Mark Bartlett, Bruce Armstrong, Vicky Sheappard
Title: Quantifying the effectiveness of pertussis vaccine in older adults. APP1107008. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $448,703

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Chris Goodnow (Garvan), Prof Maria Craig, Dr Tony Roscioli, Dr Thomas Andrews, Prof Jenny Gunton, Dr Elissa Deenick, Dr Melanie Wong, Dr Paul Gray, Dr Juliano Teo
Title: De novo mutations and the pathogenesis of childhood-onset autoimmune disease. APP1108800. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $2,142,290

CHW Clinical School Investigators: A/Prof Barbara Coulson (UMelb), Prof Maria Craig
Title: Understanding how virus infection accelerates type 1 diabetes development. APP1103279. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $610,774

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Tania Sorrell (USyd), A/Prof Vitali Sintchenko, A/Prof Allen Cheng, Prof Lyn Gilbert, Prof Edward Holmes, Prof Benjamin Howden, Professor David Smith, Prof Enrico Coiera, Prof Jonathan Iredell, Prof Cheryl Jones
Title: Centre for Research Excellence in protecting the public from Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID). NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $2,500,000

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Carol Bowers (UWA), Prof Elizabeth Elliott, others
Title: Centre of Research Excellence in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $2,497,397

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof John Wiggers (UNewc), Prof Elizabeth Elliott, others
Title: A practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial. NHMRC Partnership Project 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $766,349

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Melissa Little (UQ), Dr Cas Simons, A/Prof Ian Smith, Dr Andrew Mallet, Prof Stephen Alexander
Title: Applying functional genomics to kidney disease. APP1098654. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2019
Total Awarded: $1,229,316

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Dr Leszek Lisowski (CMRI), Prof Ian Alexander, Dr Hung-Fat Tse
Title: Directed evolution of AAV capsid variants for enhanced targeted genome editing in the human liver. APP1108311. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $386,012

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof David Simmons (UQ), Prof Bill Hague, Helena Teede, Dr Wah Chueng, Prof Christopher Nolan, Prof Michael Peek, A/Prof Federico Girosi, Prof Chris Cowell
Title: The Treatment Of BOoking Gestational diabetes Mellitus Study: The TOBOGM study. APP1104231. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $2,197,280

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Eddie Holmes (USyd), Prof Cheryl Jones, Prof Dominic Dwyer
Title: The Phylodynamics of Human Enteroviruses: Informing Vaccine Effectiveness and Outbreak Preparedness. NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $564,867

CHW Clinical School Investigators: Prof Kathryn North (UMelb), Prof Chris Cowell, A/Prof Sandra Cooper, Prof Michelle Haber, Prof John Christodoulou, Kristi Jones, Prof Glenn Marshall, Dr Tony Roscioli, Prof Robyn Jamieson, Roger Reddel, others
Title: AGHA. NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care 2016-2020
Total Awarded: $25 million