NHMRC Project Grants to commence 2015
Natasha Lannin, Julie Ratcliffe, Louise Ada, Coralie English, Maria Crotty
Optimising upper limb recovery following stroke: A randomised controlled trial of the effects of botulinum toxin-A combined with intensive rehabilitation compared to botulinum toxin-A alone.
$1,036,713 over 3 yrs
Jordana Bayer, Ronald Rapee, Harriet Hiscock, Obioha Ukoumunne, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Lesley Bretherton
Preventing Child Internalising Problems: Follow up of a population-based randomised trial through middle childhood.
$456,598 over 4 yrs
Megan Maher, Christopher McDevitt, David Aragao, So Iwata
The molecular basis for manganese uptake by pathogenic bacteria.
$613,134 over 3 yrs
Mark Hulett, Marc Kvansakul, Matthew Perugini
Function and molecular mechanism of histidine-rich glycoprotein in necrotic cell and pathogen clearance.
$509,492 over 3 yrs
Miranda Rose, David Copland, Lyndsey Nickels, Leanne Togher, Marcus Meinzer, Ben Ong, Erin Godecke
COMPARE- Constraint Induced or Multi-Modal aphasia rehabilitation: An RCT of therapy for stroke related chronic aphasia.
$998,167 over 4 yrs
Developing a new treatment method to prevent lymphopenia associated with sepsis.
$422,500 over 3 yrs
Graham Lamb, Robyn Murphy, Michael McKenna
Molecular basis of Ca2+-dependent disruption of EC-coupling and weakness in skeletal muscle.
$514,492 over 3 yrs
Complement inhibitors for treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.
$604,154 over 3 yrs
Grants awarded to Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute- School of Cancer Medicine
Novel Dual Domain Targeting Strategies against ErbB Receptors.
$688,813 over 4 yrs
Altering macrophage phenotype for the treatment of chronic airway disease and lung cancer.
$870,084 over 4 yrs
Early Career Fellowships (Australia)
Laura Edgington - Contribution of MDSC-derived cysteine cathepsins in breast cancer metastasis to bone. $309,436 over 4years
Tatiana Soares da Costa - Broad Spectrum Inhibition of an Enzyme Antibiotic Target. $309,436 over 4years
Translating Research into Practice Fellowships
Jacqueline Richmond - Improving access to optimal clinical care for people with chronic hepatitis B through the implementation of a nurse-led model of care. $172,911 over 2 years
La Trobe University researchers are also investigators on the following grants, administered at other universities
Stephen Begg –(University of Adelaide) Increasing population health by making better funding decisions: Estimation of the cost-effectiveness threshold for the Australian health system. Funding $331,398
Travis Beddoe – (University of Adelaide) Novel perspectives on the function of AB5 toxin B subunits.
Meg Morris – (University of Notre Dame) Innovative Patient Education for Preventing Falls after Hospital Discharge. Funding $573,186
Meg Morris – (Institute for Breathing & Sleep) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Quadriplegia: A Randomised Trial. Funding $298,462
Leeanne Carey – (Florey Institute) NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery. Funding $2,500,000
Megan Maher – (University of Sydney) Mechanism of anoxic iron acquisition in pathogenic bacteria. Funding $519,492