COVID-19 Research Grant Program Recipients

Applications received for the Department of Health and WA Health Translation Network COVID-19 Research Grants Program came from a wide range of professions and disciplines across hospitals, universities, research institutes and biotech companies.

The review panel, chaired by Professor Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of WA consisted of WA Health and Medical experts and consumer representatives. Eleven researchers were awarded grants, sharing in a total of $1.9 million.

Congratulations to the successful applicants listed below together with the administering institution and research project titles.

Coordinating Principal Investigator Institution Project Title
A/Prof Matthew Anstey Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital West Australian APRV Ventilation Study (WAVES)
A/Prof Dale Edgar Fiona Stanley Hospital Life AfTER covid-19 (LATER-19): a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study of symptoms, physical function and psychological outcomes
A/Prof Roslyn Francis University of Western Australia Persistent lung and arterial inflammation following COVID pneumonia
Professor Alan James Busselton Population Medical Research Institute Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and relationship to multimorbidity in a regional cohort of Baby-boomers.
Professor Tobias Kollmann Telethon Kids Institute on behalf of the Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia The BRACE Trial
Dr Richard Lipscombe Proteomics International Pty Ltd Protein Biomarkers for COVID-19 disease susceptibility/ response
Dr Richard Lipscombe
Proteomics International Pty Ltd
A rapid, non-invasive immunoassay-based diagnostic test for direct detection of the SARSCoV-2 virus
A/Prof Samuel Lundin Biotome Pty Ltd Development and implementation of a precision immunology test for SARS-CoV-2 immunity in the WA health care system
Dr Warren Pavey Heart and Lung Research Institute of Western Australia Sero-testing At Risk hospital Staff for SARS CoV2 (StARS Project)
A/Prof Owen Robinson Murdoch University Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT)
Dr Anna Tai University of Western Australia Early Convalescent plasma Use in serious REspiratory infection to improve clinical outcomes amongst hospitalised patients with COVID -19 (CURE-COVID Trial ) – A Prospective Pilot study
A/Prof Rakesh N. Veedu Murdoch University Novel molecular plugs for accurate SARS-CoV-2 paper test from swabs in minutes and for treating COVID-19.
Last reviewed: 25-05-2020
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