Cardiothoracic Surgery Research and Education Fund

A Leading Cardiothoracic Centre

As one of Australia’s major cardiothoracic centres, the Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital serves 1.4 million people in the Northern Sydney - Central Coast area. The department of Cardiology at Royal North Shore Hospital has several clinical professors who combine teaching, research and clinical work – contributing to new knowledge and healthcare.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Education and Research Fund ensure that generous donations made to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit maintain a rich history of ground breaking research and innovations in the field.

Cardiovascular disease is the single largest cause of death in Australia, followed by cancer. According to Heart Research Australia, four times as many women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer. Three times as many men will die from coronary heart disease than prostate cancer.

New less invasive, evidence-based treatments being pioneered at Royal North Shore Hospital will help improve the recovery and survival rate of heart disease and cardiothoracic patients.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Education and Research Fund need donors to make a continued impact to cardiothoracic research to help improve the quality of life for patients and their carers. If you wish to make a lasting impression on the treatment of cardiothoracic and heart disease, make a donation to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research and Education Fund.

How to apply

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Grant Scheme is made possible by a generous donation from Mr Richard Longes and funded through the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research and Education Fund.

The scheme is available to support research activity in cardiothoracic surgery or related fields at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital. It offers one or more grants totalling up to $50,000 for research to be conducted at either of these sites. It is available to any student enrolled at the University of Sydney and/or any medical practitioner, scientist, nurse or other health professional working at Royal North Shore Hospital or North Shore Private Hospital.

To apply for this grant please read the guidelines and then submit the completed application form as specified.

Applications close 9.30am Friday 22 May 2015