Introducing the Foundation’s 2013 grant recipients

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2013 Grants. Once again the Foundation recieved far more applications for funding than we were able to fund. We have tried to select a healthy cross-section of research projects across a range of departments, as well as from both new and established researchers.

The Foundation has now supported 30 reserach projects to the tune of almost $1million. We think that in just 6 years this is a remarkable achievement.

We would like to congratulate the following researchers and wish them all the best in 2013 as they undertake their exciting – and hugely important – research work:

Dr Amanda Henry (Clinician Researcher Grant). Womens’ and Childrens’ Health, St George Hospital.
”Evaluation of the myocardial performance index in ultrasonography of normal and complicated pregnancy”.

Dr Freda Passam (New Investigator Grant). Department of Haematology, St George Hospital
“Role of the thiol isomerase ERp5 in thrombus formation”

Ms Sue Polis (New Investigator Grant). Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George Hospital.
“The impact of a nurse directed model of outpatient care on health outcomes, quality of life and service delivery for patients diagnosed with advanced liver disease”?

Prof Steve Krilis (Interim Support Grant). Dept of Infectious Disease, Immunology and Sexual Health; and Dept Gastroenterology & Hepatology, St. George Hospital
“The role of mast cell specific serine proteases in inflammatory bowel disease”