2019 RESEARCh AWARDS
Funding Transformational Health Research
The PA Research Foundation's annual Translational Research Awards have been awarded to a total of 12 research projects and initiatives at the PA Hospital Campus in 2019. Six research teams were awarded $100,000 in funding to support their first year of research and four research teams received continuation of funding from their 2018 project grant. In total, a record amount of $1.85 million in crucial funding has been committed to transformational health and medical research.
The research grants were awarded to clinically led, collaborative teams in five specific research categories as directed by PARF donors. The donor directed model for distributing grants introduced in 2018 allows the funds to support the most innovative and ground-breaking research projects, leading to improved patient care in preferred areas.
The 2019 Funded Projects:
The PA Research Foundation would like to acknowledge our Project Pink partners Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH Group), AVEO and Stellarossa and their communities who have helped to fund the following research project.
Lead Investigator: A/Prof. Margot Lehman
Head and Neck Cancer
Lead Investigator: Amanda Pigott
Project TitleEstablishment of a Microbiome Biobank at the PAH Campus to develop new therapies for dysbiosis related GI and Non-GI diseases
Lead Investigator: Prof. Gerald Holtmann
Lead Investigator: A/Prof. Steven McPhail
Lead Investigator: Doctor Andrea Viecelli
Additionally, the Foundation has also committed $300,000 in funding to the Metro South Health Breast Cancer Institute and $200,000 to Cancer Wellness Initiative.