SSMRF is proud to have funded 76 research projects since 2007 across a wide variety of research areas. Read about our research grants and recipients below. 

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GRANTS FUNDED​

NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Dr Bill GiannakopouulosMurine and human studies on the role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the antiphospholipid syndrome to expedite studies on prophylaxis and treatment$72,500.00
Dr Amanda HenryThe Microbiome in Pregnancy and Infancy, a comprehensive assessment of its composition, and its relationship to health and disease$72,500.00
Dr Bill GiannakopouulosQuantification of redox forms of plasma ApoJ, ApoH and PDI to identify at risk patients for Alzheimer’s disease.$50,000.00
Dr Kevin NiA novel liquid biopsy assay of blood exosomal microRNA profiles to improve prostate cancer.$46,000.00
Dr Georgina HoldFacilitating Translational Research Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.$50,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Prof Emad El-OmarHOAM$1,000,000.00
Prof Emad El-OmarMothers Babies$1,000,000.00
Dr Nan WuBuilding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Capacity – The St George and Sutherland IBD Project$36,020.00
Dr Michal SzczesniakValidation of SPECT/CT to assess airway clearance in chronic aspirators for a trial of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) in reduction of radiation-related aspiration.$35,730.00
Dr Jose PerdomoThe role of neutrophils in the pathology of immune thrombocytopenia$49,554.40
Professor Marissa LassereThe gut microbiome in inflammatory arthritis$34,599.10
Dr Megan GowDoes exposure to pre-eclampsia in utero contribute to cardiovascular disease risk and ageing in early childhood?$49,907.00
Professor Kate MooreAre urinary cytokines signalling altered in refractory Detrusor Overactivity women with urinary tract infections?$18,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
A/Professor Amany ZekryThe IMPREsS study: Integrated Liver Cancer and Microbiome PRojEct/Study $3,000,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Dr Peter WuImplications of Oro-Pharyngeal dysbiosis in the genesis of head and neck cancer and risk of complications in patients undergoing chemoradiation.$140,000.00
Professor Beng ChongRole of microbiota dysbiosis in immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis$155,000.00
Dr Bill GiannakopouulosMurine and human studies on the role of the gut microbiome in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus and the antiphospholipid syndrome to expedite studies on prophylaxis and treatment$160,000.00
Dr Amanda HenryThe Microbiome in Pregnancy and Infancy, a comprehensive assessment of its composition, and its relationship to health and disease$200,000.00
Professor Michael GrimmThe longitudinal course of inflammatory bowel disease: psychological, microbial, immune and inflammatory determinants$200,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Prof John Myburgh (Trauma Unit – Govt)Trauma body temperature control machine$100,000.00
Dr Bill GiannakopoulosBeta 2-glycoprotein 1: An important modulator of Gram-negative sepsis$22,500.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Prof John MyburghSupport of the Thermoregulation for Acute Brain Injury Program$300,000.00
Prof John Myburgh (Trauma Unit – Govt)Trauma body temperature control machine$100,000.00
Dr Bill GiannakopoulosBeta 2-glycoprotein 1: An important modulator of Gram-negative sepsis$22,500.00
Dr Peter WuPharyngeal and oesophageal compliance – the clinical utility of Endoluminal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe in managing dysphagia$37,000.00
Prof Marissa LassereA comparative effectiveness randomised placebo controlled pilot trial of the management of acute lumbar radicular pain: evaluate route versus pharmacology of intervention, and feasibility in public hospital and community practice settings$50,000.00
Dr Freda PassamFunctional disulphides of the platelet receptor alpha Iib beta 3 in health and disease$50,000.00
Dr Fernando RoncolatoA pilot study of a randomaised control trial assessing the impact of a supervised exercise program on the quality of life of lymphoma patients treated with chemotherapy – the EXEL study$20,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Assoc Prof Peter GonskiPulmonary Disease$20,000.00
Assoc Prof Greg DavisPostpartum P4 Study$50,000.00
Prof Steve KrilisNovel mechanisms of control of thrombosis and inflammation$300,000.00
Prof Marissa LasssereSerial biomarker profiling for risk-stratification and disease monitoring in rheumatoid arthritis$35,000.00
Dr Beng ChongDevelopment of a novel anti-platelet and anti-anticoagulant bifunctional molecule for targeted treatment of coronary artery disease$50,000.00
Dr Fatima El-AssadThe role of βeta2-glyocoprotein-1 in cerebral malaria$35,000.00
Dr Freda PassamControl of thrombus formation by S-nitrosylation$50,000.00
Dr Peter WuClinical utility of Endoluminal Functional Imaging Probe in diagnosis and management of patients with eosinophilic oesophagitis$20,000.00
Dr Kim-Chi Phan-ThienColonic motility in diverticular disease$20,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
John Myburgh Improving Outcomes For Patients With Trauma And Critical Illness -Local Research With A Global Impact$50,000.00
Prof Steven KrilisThe role of beta 2 glycoprotein i in vascular health$40,000.00
Dr Jingli HaoUsing proteomic approaches to identify novel biomarkers associated with prostate cancer radioresistance in in vivo animal models$35,000.00
A/Prof Konstantin YastrebovComparative Haemodynamic Assessment: InvaSive and Echocardiographic techniques$25,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
John MyburghImproving Outcomes For Patients With Trauma And Critical Illness -Local Research With A Global Impact$50,000.00
Dr Philip ChoiHeparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT): characterization of the pathogenic and non-pathogenic antibodies, and studies to improve laboratory diagnosis and treatment$30,000.00
Prof Steven KrilisThe role of mast cell specific serine proteases in inflammatory bowel disease$30,000.00
Dr. Freda PassamRole of the thiol isomerase ERp5 in thrombus formation$50,000.00
MS Suzanne PolisWhat is the effect of a nurse directed model of outpatient care on health outcomes, quality of life and service delivery for patients diagnosed with advanced liver disease?$20,000.00
Dr Amanda HenryEvaluation of the myocardial performance index in ultrasonography of normal and complicated pregnancy$20,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
John Myburgh Improving Outcomes For Patients With Trauma And Critical Illness -Local Research With A Global Impact$50,000.00
Dr Philip ChoiHeparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT): characterization of the pathogenic and non-pathogenic antibodies, and studies to improve laboratory diagnosis and treatment$30,000.00
Dr James WeaverEndothelial dysfunction and platelet activation in the setting of coronary disease$33,000.00
Dr Aparna Menon (Padinjareveettil)Does transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) enhance computerised cognitive remediation in patients with Schizophrenia? – A randomised controlled trial in a rehabilitatory setting$17,000.00
Dr Nicholas CordatoThe impact of routine post-discharge evaluation medical evaluations of nursing home patients following acute hospital admission$50,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Dr Philip ChoiHeparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT): characterization of the pathogenic and non-pathogenic antibodies, and studies to improve laboratory diagnosis and treatment$30,000.00
Ms Annie LuoAppendicitis alters the balance between regulatory and effector T cells in the colon$20,000.00
A/Prof Yong LiCD 44 and CD 147 in prostate cancer metastasis and drug resistance$45,000.00
Dr Michal SzczesniakDevelopment and validation of novel fibre-optic strain sensors for evaluation of longitudinal shortening of the human oesophagus.$50,000.00
Dr Bill GiannakopoulosAnalysis of the In Vivo modulatory role of Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 on atheroma formation and apoptotic cell clearance in the lupus/autoimmune setting$50,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
A/Prof Kate CurtisThe cost of major trauma in NSW: Linkage analysis and recommendations health service planning$5,500.00
Dr Terrence ChuaClinical Studies in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancer$5,000.00
Ms Anthea ReussIntermittent self-catheterisation: comparison of single use vs reuse of Nelaton catheters – health and cost implications$10,000.00
Dr Chris WeatherallThe role of mast cells in innate immunity$30,000.00
Dr Sharon OngMasked hypertension in chronic kidney disease, dialysis and renal transplant patients$50,000.00
Dr Simon LiangCharacterisation of the anticancer effects of She-Xiang-Bao-Xin, a Chinese medicine on human leukaemic and prostate cancer cells$20,000.00
Dr Peter GalettisA quantitative assay for novel compounds that show promise as oral treatments for advanced prostate cancer$20,000.00
NameTitle of projectGrant Awarded
Dr Bill GiannakopoulosInvestigations into the modulatory activity of B2GPI on coagulation in vitro and in vivo$20,000.00
Dr Phil DinningAutomated analysis of colonic manometry: creating diagnostic tool for patients with severe constipation$40,000.00
Dr Manoj SaxenaProspective cohort study of temperature management after traumatic brain injury$20,000.00