2018

The MH Research Funding Program awarded $745,691 in this funding round

RecipientResearch ProjectSchemeAward
Prof Steve HoltNovel Therapy for Inhibiting Fetuin-A Calciprotein Particle Ripening for Treatment and Prevention of Calcification and Inflammation in Renal DiseaseThe RMH Home Lottery Project Grant$211,000
Dr Charlotte SladeTowards precision medicine: functional validation of novel genetic variants in common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)The RMH Women in Research Fellowship$50,000
Dr Mary Ann AndersonIdentification of biomarkers for prediction of clinical outcomes in lymphoma therapyThe RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Women in Research Fellowship$50,000
Prof Monica SlavinEarly diagnosis and treatment of infections in patients with haematologic malignancies: Examining novel diagnostics including bacterial and fungal multiplex PCR and FDG-PET imagingThe RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid$35,000
Ms Sophie O'KeefeValidity and reliability of a new system to measure pressure underneath the feet of people with diabetesThe RMH Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health$60,000
Ms Shaza AboPreventing functional decline in allogeneic bone marrow transplant: the BOOST trialThe RMH Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health$60,000
Dr Sven Jean TanRegulation of Klotho and FGF23 Production in Kidney DiseaseThe Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Jai DarvallThe Chewing Gum Study: A randomized non-inferiority trial of chewing gum versus ondansetron to treat postoperative nausea and vomiting in female patients after breast and laparoscopic surgeryThe Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$25,000
A/Prof John WentworthSGLT2 inhibition in recent-onset type 1 diabetesThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$25,000
A/Prof Aeron HurtEvaluating the impact of the GeneXpert rapid influenza diagnostic in an emergency department on patient outcome and hospital work flowThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$25,000
Prof Beverley-Anne BiggsEnteric pathogen infection and gut microbiota disturbance -association with child cognition in remote Indigenous communitiesThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Lily YuenEarly detection of viral variants associated with advanced hepatitis B related liver diseaseThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$25,000
Ms Lucy SharrockComparing Clearance of piperacillin-tazobactam & vancomycin with different modes of CRRT (CVVHD & CVHDF)The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$6,380
Dr Jonathan RichardsAssessment of a novel blood separator device as a sample collection approach for the diagnosis of infectious diseasesThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid$24,914
A/Prof Wendy BowerThe ROSE Study: An RCT evaluating the effect of photobiomodulation on symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB)The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid - Allied Health Research$25,000
Mr Mathew LoweImproving Early Rehabilitation Outcomes in Orthopaedics Inpatients using ExergamesThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid - Nursing Research$24,097
Dr Michael ChristieCombined Immunoscore and circulating tumour DNA analysis to predict prognosis in stage II colon cancer patientsThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid - Early Career Researcher$25,000
Dr Michael CaiThe effect of dietary calcium phosphate on serum calciprotein particlesThe Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid - Early Career Researcher$25,000
Ms Karrie LongUnderstand the scope and scale of telehealth in international contextsJL Frew Travelling
Fellowship
$10,000

2017

The MH Research Funding Program awarded $915,000 in this funding round
RecipientResearch ProjectSchemeAward
Dr Joanne DavisNatural killer cells: Regulators of allogeneic stem cell engraftment, graft versus host disease and graft-versus leukaemiaRabinowicz & Amarant Family Cancer Research Fellowship in Memory of Rosalie Mordech$200,000
Mr Michael FindlayIdentification of the Key Stem and Progenitor Cell Subpopulations for Tissue Engineered Breast ReconstructionDW Keir Medical Research Fellowship$175,000
Dr Michael ChristieCombined Immunoscore and circulating tumour DNA analysis to predict prognosis in stage II colon cancer patientsAllan Watt and Chris Geyer Oncology Fellowship in Liver or Colorectal Cancer$160,000
Dr Danielle HitchThe pathways to participation program: A clustered randomised crossover trialThe Mary Elizabeth Watson Fellowship$60,000
Dr Simon RiceReducing suicidality in youth mood clinic patients: Feasibility trial of an integrated and adjunctive social networking care platformThe Mary Elizabeth Watson Fellowship$60,000
Dr Rachel KoldejMicroRNA profiling to examine prognostic biomarkers in myelofibrosis patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantationThe RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid$50,000
Dr Eric WongIdentifying dynamic biomarkers of response or resistance to allogeneic stem cell transplantation in acute myeloid leukaemiaThe RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid$50,000
Dr Priscilla AuyeungMapping of FcεRIα CD4+ T-cell epitopes in chronic spontaneous urticaria as candidates for vaccine immunotherapyThe Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Irene RudermanVascular calcification in chronic kidney disease: new insights into pathogenesis and treatmentThe Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Megan AllenFluid status after bowel preparation for colonoscopy: objective assessment and relationship to hypotension under sedationRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid$25,000
A/Professor Tim HewitsonPro-fibrotic effects of fibroblast growth factor-23 in chronic kidney diseaseRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid$25,000
A/Professor Peter RevillUtilising novel monoclonal antibodies to promote functional cure of hepatitis B virusRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Stanley StylliIdentifying biomarkers responsible for the development of subarachnoid haemorrhageRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr TeWhiti RogersNeuropathology observership program at UCSFJL Frew Travelling Fellowship$10,000

2016

Prof Elizabeth VincanMini-liver organoids, an innovative tool to understand oncogenic Wnt signalling and HBV infectionRMH Home Lottery Project Grant$240,000
A/Professor Benjamin CowieLiver cancer prevention: linking viral hepatitis diagnosis, treatment, and outcomesRMH Home Lottery Project Grant$228,000
Miss Aruska D'SouzaWhat factors influence discharge from General Medicine to the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit? The FINDING studyMary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health$60,000
Dr Kylie MasonHarnessing the immune system to treat Chronic Lymphocytic LeukaemiaRMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid$25,000
Prof David RitchieThe Impact of Natural Killer Cell Surveillance on AML relapseRMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Vanessa CliffordImpact of BioFire Filmarray™ multiplex respiratory array testing on patient outcomes and hospital costs: a hypothetical trialVictor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$24,000
Dr Christopher YatesClinical and Molecular Characterisation of Functional and Non-Functional Pituitary TumoursVictor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Karen LaurieDevelopment of a ferret model of respiratory syncytial virusRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - General$25,000
Dr Spiros FourlanosProactive inpatient diabetes care assisted by connectivity blood glucose meter technologyRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - General$25,000
Prof Christos PantelisInvestigating glutamate dysregulation in relation to brain structure and inflammation in schizophreniaRMH Grant in Aid$25,000
Dr Sheena SullivanA prospective sero-survey to investigate antibody responses and risk of infection after influenza vaccination among repeatedly vaccinated health care workersRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - Non-clinical$25,000
Dr Stanley StylliIdentifying FDA approved drugs that inhibit invadopodia activity in glioma cellsRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - Early Career Researcher$25,000
Mr Dustin FlanaganTargeted inhibition of Wnt cell surface receptors as a novel therapy for gastric cancerRMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - Early Career Researcher$25,000
Ms Eugenia HongNAJL Frew Travelling Fellowship$10,000

2015

Dr Anne McIntosh

Utilising prescription patterns to identify increased risk of death after a diagnosis of epilepsy

RMH Home Lottery Research Project Grant

$240,000

Prof Jon Kalman

Real-time panoramic mapping of human persistant atrial fibrillation

RMH Home Lottery Research Project Grant

$240,000

A/Prof Peter RevillHepatitis B virus cure - the time is now!DW Keir Medical Research Fellowship$175,000
Dr Andrew MorokoffTargeting the LPA-YAP signalling pathway in tumoursAllan Watt and Chris Geyer Oncology Fellowship$160,000

Miss Kate Fetterplace

Targeted full energy protein delivery in critically ill patients (FEED): A randomised controlled trial

MEW Fellowship in Allied Health

$60,000

Dr Lucy Vivash

A pilot study of positron emission tomography with [18F]-FEMPA to image microglial activation in vivo in patients with relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

RMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - Early Career Researcher

$25,000

A/Prof Andrew Bjorksten

Functional analysis of RYR1 mutations associated with malignant hyperthermia using transfected HEK293 cells.

RMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - Non-clinical

$25,000

A/Prof Andrew Chanen

A randomised wait-list controlled clinical trial of a group intervention for families of youth with borderline personality disorder features

Royal Melbourne Hospital Grant in Aid

$25,000

Mr Edward Smith

Cellular effects of circulating fetuin-A calciprotein particles in patients with kidney disease

RMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - General

$25,000

Ms Shaza Abo

A hospital and home based exercise program to improve functional capacity in people following bone marrow transplant

RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid

$25,000

Prof Christos Pantelis

Investigating immune dysregulation in different stages of schizophrenia

RMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - General

$25,000

Dr Rachel Koldej

Examination of CD14 expression on granulocytes as a biomarker of patient response in Myelodysplasia

RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid

$25,000

Dr Travis Perera

P2X7 receptor polymorphisms and clinical outcomes in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

RMH Fight Cancer Foundation Grant in Aid

$25,000

Dr Daniel Steinfort

Molecular diagnosis to improve diagnostic sensitivity of bronchoscopy for investigation of peripheral lung cancer

Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid

$20,000

Dr Andrew Gogos

Validating the Hippo-YAP pathway as a target in glioma.

Victor Hurley Medical Research Grant in Aid

$25,000

A/Prof Mark Walterfang

The neural basis of diet restriction related reversibility of neuropsychiatric disturbances in adult Phenylketonuria

RMH Home Lottery Research Grant in Aid - General

$25,000