FutureHealth WA Merit Awards – 2013 recipients

FutureHealth WA Merit Awards were provided to 20 eligible Project Grant near-misses and seven eligible Early Career and Career Development Fellowship (ECF and CDF respectively) near-misses from the 2013 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round. In all, $1.46 million was distributed to emerging WA researchers through the Merit Award program in 2014.

Table: Merit Awards - Projects
Chief Investigator NHMRC program Administering institution Merit Award project title
Alec Redwood Project Grant University of Western Australia Multi-strain cytomegalovirus infection: moving a pre-clinical model into the clinic
Anne-Marie Hill Project Grant University of Notre Dame Healthcare costs among patients who fall following hospital discharge
Elysia Hollams Project Grant University of Western Australia Investigating the relationship between vitamin D and immune function in children at high risk of asthma
Nathan Pavlos Project Grant  University of Western Australia Elucidating the role of sorting nexins in skeletal development and disease
Peter McEvoy Project Grant Curtin University Mechanisms of emotional change during imagery-based and verbally-based cognition therapy
Saskia Decuypere 1 Project Grant University of Western Australia Knowledge generation and tool development for metabolomics-driven biomarker discovery of bacterial bloodstream infections in malaria-endemic settings
Saskia Decuypere 2 Project Grant University of Western Australia Towards diagnostic metabolite biomarkers for melioidosis and sepsis in tropical Australia
Thomas Snelling Project Grant University of Western Australia The safety and acceptability of mixed whole cell / acellular pertussis vaccine schedules in infants to prevent sensitisation to food allergens
Ingrid Laing Project Grant University of Western Australia Human rhinovirus stimulation of circulating immune cells collected from children during an asthma attack
Jenny Downs Project Grant University of Western Australia Characterising quality of life for children with intellectual disability
Maxine Croft Project Grant University of Western Australia The location, scope and utility for use in research purposes, of the WA Health Department's inpatient pharmacy data
Shelley Gorman Project Grant University of Western Australia Harnessing ultraviolet radiation to curb the development of obesity
Bruce Gardiner Project Grant University of Western Australia Towards an integrated understanding of cartilage remodelling in the human knee
Deborah Kerr Project Grant Curtin University Using technology to improve dietary and health behaviours
Matthew Linden Project Grant University of Western Australia Developmental homeostasis: platelet phenotype in childhood
Rachael Moorin Project Grant Curtin University Evaluation of the effect of continuity of primary care on potentially preventable hospitalisations in WA
Vincent Wallace Project Grant University of Western Australia Modulated light imaging for clinical burn assessment - a pilot study
Wai Lim Project Grant University of Western Australia Effect of vitamin D on in vitro immune cell function
Wilhelmina Mulders Project Grant University of Western Australia Investigation into treatments for tinnitus in an animal model
Belinda Hales Project Grant University of Western Australia WADoH Merit Award for NHMRC Project APP1066799

 

Table: Merit Awards - Fellowships
Chief Investigator NHMRC program Administering Institution Merit Award project title
Deborah Strickland CDF University of Western Australia Towards prevention of allergic asthma
Jeremy Smith CDF University of Western Australia Kisspeptin acts as a neuroendocrine switch between fertility and feeding
Melinda Fitzgerald CDF University of Western Australia Understanding how secondary degeneration spreads following neurotrauma and developing treatment strategies
Anthony Bosco CDF University of Western Australia Development of novel systems biology tools to bridge the valley of death
Amy Lampard ECF Curtin University Dynamic tracking of client change during psychological treatment for eating disorders
Lyn Colvin ECF University of Western Australia ORIGINS Project: investigating medicine safety in pregnancy
Matthew Albrecht ECF Curtin University Electrophysiological and computational modelling investigation of negative symptom formation in schizophrenia

CDF – Career Development Fellowship
ECF – Early Career Fellowship

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