30 August 2019
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At The Royal Melbourne Hospital we’re lucky to have staff that work across the Parkville medical precinct, undertaking life-changing research to improve our healthcare.

This year many Melbourne Health staff who work across the parkville medical precinct at The University of Melbourne, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have received more than $19.6 million dollars in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

RMH Neurologist Professor Bruce Campbell received a grant to continue his important work which is changing clinical practice in stroke treatment globally.

“Our planned research will optimise pre-hospital management of stroke to deliver time critical treatments earlier and undertake clinical trials to further improve patient outcomes,” Prof Campbell said.

Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din, RMH Gastroenterologist and Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has received funding to continue his work in coeliac disease.

“There is a strong need to improve the diagnosis of coeliac disease, better manage the unpleasant symptoms caused by gluten and develop more effective treatments. This study will provide important information to address these issues by examining how gluten affects the immune system in the blood and intestine,” A/Prof Tye-Din said.

Congratulations to all our staff.

NMHRC Grant recipients:

Professor Kanta Subbarao - $1,800,000 (Doherty Institute)
Translating virus biology and host immunity for influenza control

Associate Professor Deborah Williamson - $1,393,588 (Doherty Institute)
Applying pathogen genomics to the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance

Prof Jodie McVernon - $2,499,914.67 (University of Melbourne)

Supporting Participatory Evidence generation to Control Transmissible diseases in our Region Using Modelling (SPECTRUM)

Prof Andrew Roberts - $2,009,184.00 (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

Exploring the potential of BH3 mimetic anti-cancer drugs in blood cancers

Prof Geoffrey Lindeman - $2,276,595.00 (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

Exploiting breast stem cell research discoveries for transfer to the clinic

A/Pr Jason Tye-Din - $1,554,485.00 (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

Leveraging gluten challenge in coeliac disease to improve its diagnosis and management

Dr Mary Ann Anderson - $444,875.00 (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

Overcoming resistance to venetoclax

Prof Trevor Kilpatrick - $1,237,808.22 (University of Melbourne)

Improving outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis

Prof Bruce Campbell- $1,915,697.25 (University of Melbourne)

Optimizing the effectiveness and delivery of stroke reperfusion therapies

Prof Monica Slavin - $1,692,950.13 (University of Melbourne)

Changing management of infections in the immunocompromised

Professor Jenny Philip - $1,100,000 (University of Melbourne)

Implement early palliative care in routine practice to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital admissions for people with advanced care through a multi-site study providing palliative care in three cancer centres and assessing the impact on acute hospital use at the end of life

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