$18 million NHMRC funding supports Faculty researchers

12 December 2018

University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine researchers have secured over $18 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.

A total of 25 grants were awarded to researchers from across the Faculty. 

Associate Dean (Research) Professor Elizabeth Eakin said the significant funding supported a wide range of research endeavours.

“From breast cancer and spinal injuries, to sleep apnoea and nanomedicine, our researchers are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge to improve healthcare and medicine,” Professor Eakin said. 

“We’re proud to host outstanding medical research and grants like these enable our researchers to continue working towards solutions for many medical problems.”

Significant grants were awarded to Centre for Health Services Research Associate Professor Sunil Badve and Child Health Research Centre Associate Professor Andreas Schibler

Dr Badve’s $1.7 million study will investigate clinical guidelines for end-stage kidney disease.

A trial will evaluate whether lowering blood phosphate levels will reduce death or major events due to heart disease, improve physical health and be cost-effective.

Dr Schilber’s $1.6 million study will focus on improving oxygenation in infants and children undergoing emergency intubation.

The results of this study are likely to change standard practice to improve outcomes for these vulnerable patients.

A full list of Faculty grant recipients can be viewed online.

The Faculty awardees are among recipients across UQ who received over $40 million in NHMRC grants this month.