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21 October 2022
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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded 14 RMH staff as part of its latest round of funding for new innovations in healthcare.

The NHMRC Investigator grants provide a five-year fellowship and research support for researchers across all stages of their careers with the aim of fostering new opportunities, innovation and creative research.

Professor Leonid Churilov was also made a fellow of the 2022 Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. A biostatistician, Professor Churilov was recognised for leading a complex and comprehensive design and analysis of acute and recovery stroke trials that have resulted in global changes in clinical practice.

The RMH NHMRC recipients include:

  • Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez - Digitally Enhancing Youth Mental Health Services across Australia: cluster RCT of an Adaptive, TaiLored, and behAvioural Science-informed (ATLAS) Implementation Strategy
  • Dr Imogen Bell - Harnessing innovative digital technologies to enhance youth mental health care
  • Associate Professor Andrew Bivard - Beyond translation: Integrating clinical trials and intelligent health systems for stroke
  • Professor Bruce Campbell - Accelerating clot lysis in ischemic stroke with dornase alfa in an Umbrella Bayesian Optimised Phase 2 trial
  • Professor Sue Cotton - The Centre of Research Excellence in Bipolar Disorder (CORE-BD)
  • Associate Professor Adam Deane - Dietary protein to improve outcomes from critical illness
  • Professor Peter Gibbs - Circulating tumour DNA informed management of early-stage colorectal cancer and pancreas cancer
  • Professor Stephen Kent - Immunity, Vaccines and Therapeutics for pandemic viruses
  • Professor James McCarthy - Translational studies in infectious disease
  • Dr Felix Ng - Microvascular dysfunction in acute ischemic stroke: The next frontier in stroke reperfusion
  • Associate Professor Piero Perucca - Translating Epilepsy Genetics Advances into Improved Patient Care
  • Dr Aswin Ratheesh - Bipolar Early intervention using New Digital technologies: a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of a multi-component model of evidence-based care
  • Professor Andrew Wei - Early intervention for therapeutic benefit in AML: a national program of clinical trials