FutureHealth WA Merit Awards – 2014 recipients

In 2015, one-off grants were awarded to 14 eligible Project Grant near-misses and seven eligible Early Career and Career Development Fellowship (ECF and CDF respectively) near-misses from the 2014 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round.  In all, $1.3 million was distributed to emerging WA researchers through the Department of Health Merit Award program in 2015.

 

Table: Merit Awards - Projects
Chief Investigator NHMRC program Administering institution Merit Award project title
Glenn Arendts
Project Grant University of Western Australia A RCT of intensive post discharge intervention in high risk older people discharged from the ED
Anthony Bosco
Project Grant University of Western Australia
A systems biology approach to identify new treatments for asthma
Michael Edel
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Cardiac muscle bioengineering and clinical applications to treat end-stage cardiac failure or congenital cardiac disease
Andrew Ford
Project Grant  University of Western Australia
The Healthy Heart-Mind Pilot Trial
Emma Glasson
Project Grant Curtin University
The wellbeing of children who have siblings with developmental disabilities
Julian Heng
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Establishing a novel preclinical mouse model to study the role of Rp58 in mammalian brain development
Mina John
Project Grant Murdoch University
Preventing vaccine failure: identification of mutation-constrained pathogen sequences for immunogen design
Matthew Kemp
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Resolving intrauterine inflammation to prevent preterm birth
Simon Laws
Project Grant Edith Cowan University
In vitro functional analysis of Alzheimer's disease associated genetic variants
Willem Lesterhuis
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Mapping the networks underlying immunotherapy-induced cancer regression
Yuben Moodley
Project Grant University of Western Australia
A novel treatment for Cystic Fibrosis
Gavin Pinniger
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Establishing in vivo measurement of diaphragm function in preterm lambs
Gianina Ravenscroft
Project Grant University of Western Australia
Fetal hypokinesia - gene discovery and disease mechanisms
Giuseppe Verdile
Project Grant Curtin University
Exploring the link between Type II Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease

 

Table: Merit Awards - Fellowships
Chief Investigator NHMRC program Administering Institution Merit Award project title
Lucinda Black
ECF
University of Western Australia Investigating dietary vitamin D in the Australian population
Prue Cormie
CDF
Edith Cowan University
Exercise medicine for the management of cancer
Christina Davies (nee Mills)
ECF
University of Western Australia
Does recreational arts engagement promote, maintain and improve population health?
Pejman Rowshan Farzad
ECF
University of Western Australia
Quality improvement in prostate radiotherapy: correction of respiratory-induced tumour motions
Matthew Kemp
CDF
University of Western Australia
Diagnosing and preventing early preterm birth
Hideo Tohira
ECF
Curtin University
Improving the quality of prehospital care for elderly trauma patients
Lisa Wood
CDF
University of Western Australia
Preventing homelessness to improve mental wellbeing and address social determinants of health

CDF – Career Development Fellowship
ECF – Early Career Fellowship

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