Brain and Mental Health Research
Brain and Mental Health Research
Brain & Mental Health

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship
Scholarship
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The unmet needs of carers of stroke survivors.

 

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Growth hormone to promote brain recovery after stroke
Project Grant
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Description:

The 470,000 Australians living with stroke are at high risk of developing cognitive deficits and vascular dementia. There are currently no generally accepted therapeutic interventions for improving cognition post-stroke.

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Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Lauren Poppi

Description:

Balance is essential for every aspect of daily life and especially important for activities that people of the Hunter region are known to enjoy, including surfing, cycling, and running. A complete or partial loss of balance, or vestibular dysfunction, can be catastrophic for the individual and community.

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Sports Concussion Clinic
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A better understanding of intracranial pressure changes after brain injury
Project Grant
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Preliminary studies of the effects of increased brain pressure (intracranial pressure) on blood flow after stroke. We believe that increased pressure is the likely explanation for the late (24 hours) deterioration that occurs in many patients after stroke, and if we can prevent this (with body cooling) we can reduce disability from stroke.

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Jennie Thomas Travel Grant
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Joshua Atkins

Description:

Special grant for Josh Atkins to travel to France to speak at a conference and then go on to make some important collaborations in both France and UK in bioinformatics and personalised medicine.

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Teaching autistic children to look people in the eyes
Project Grant
Description:

Autism spectrum disorders are a leading cause for childhood disability and affect the child for life. While the first clinical signs are often present in toddlers, clinical diagnosis becomes more reliable after children turn three. The causes are currently unknown although evidence for a genetic underpinning is mounting.

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11th COGNO Scientific Meeting
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Catherine Hidson

Description:

Co-sponsorship for Dr Terri Armstrong to speak at 11th COGNO Scientific Meeting in Brisbane 7-9 October 2018.

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Cancer Research
Cancer Research
Cancer

Targeting DNA repair for the improved treatment of blood cancers
Project Grant
Researchers:

Dr Matt Dun, Dr Nikki Verrills

Description:

By inhibiting a key player in the DNA repair pathway we could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic treatments.

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Early detection and monitoring of DIPG
Project Grant
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Description:

Half of all malignant childhood gliomas arise in the brainstem, most frequently in the ventral pons as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). The anatomical location of the tumour precludes surgical resection, leaving only radiotherapy as the established therapy. Unfortunately, radiotherapy is only temporarily beneficial, and occasionally completely fails, leaving patients without treatment option.

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Cardiovascular Research
Cardiovascular Research
Cardiovascular

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship
Scholarship
Researchers:

Sean Hardy

Description:

The role of extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) in cardiac fibrosis.

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Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Sarah Kennedy

Description:

Physical inactivity has been described as a global pandemic, as it is one of the leading causes of death and disability in Australia and globally. It is directly linked to chronic conditions including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, and some cancers.

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Pregnancy & Reproduction Research
Pregnancy & Reproduction Research
Pregnancy & Reproduction

Helping to Close the Gap by determining the prevalence of iodine deficiency and related thyroid and goitre health problems
Project Grant
Researchers:

Patrick Oakley

Description:

The New South Wales tablelands are a known region to have low environmental iodine in soil. This is similar to other regions around the world such as the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. This is known to impact the food grown locally. The introduction of iodised salt into diets has assisted in reducing the impact. However, modern diets with a reliance on processed foods that are not required to use iodised salt, has left "modern diets" deficient in iodine.

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Stillbirth video production - travel grant
Travel Grant
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Travel funding to Wellington NZ to learn 3D animation 13/4/2018-25/4/2018

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Public Health Research
Public Health Research
Public Health

Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Kathryn Reilly

Description:

I am an Early Career Researcher with a passion for improving the health of children, specifically through nutrition school-based policies and practices. My PhD project focused on the development of a scalable policy implementation support program for a state-based school healthy eating strategy.

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Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma
Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma
Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma

Patient Reported Outcome Measure in Severe Asthma (PROMISe): Measuring Severe Asthma’s Impact on Health Status
Project Grant
Description:

Asthma is a common condition that causes tightness in the chest, coughing and wheeze and makes it difficult to breath. Around 10.2% of the Australian population (approximately 2.3 million people) have asthma, it is a major health problem here in Australia and worldwide.

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Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship
Scholarship
Researchers:

Vrushali Chimankar

Description:

Investigating the genetics of the development of lung cancer.

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The role of apical mechanical shear stress on epithelial cell function in asthma
Project Grant
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Description:

Bronchoconstriction is a cardinal feature of asthma, generating mechanical stresses within the airways including cell compression and increased shear stress due to increased air-flow.

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Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant
Researchers:

Sarah Hiles

Description:

Asthma is a common and often disabling chronic disease that makes breathing difficult. Approximately 3 million Australians have asthma – 10% of the population. Asthma causes significant lifetime disability, has a high disease burden, and caused 455 deaths in Australia in 2016. Estimated direct and indirect costs to the Australian Government and businesses are $24.7 billion due to health care costs, productivity loss, reduced quality of life and premature death (Deloitte Access Economics, “Hidden Costs of Asthma”, 2015). Much of this burden comes from people with severe asthma who do not have control of their asthma symptoms despite high-dose treatment. Severe asthma is the focus of my research.

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Understanding immune and inflammatory mechanisms of disease in the urinary system
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Kidney stones affect approximately 9% of the population, with rates increasing globally. Whilst the surgical techniques used to remove obstructive stones have improved, few if any advances have been made to prevent stone recurrence. Stones are a significant risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease, which currently affects 2 million Australians.

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Other

Advanced Out of Hospital Care
Project Grant
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Develop, implement and evaluate an evidence based education program for paramedics, related telehealth technologies and a model of care which enables "Advanced Out of Hospital Care".

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Face Diagnosis / FaceMatch
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Using computer vision to match the faces of children with undiagnosed intellectual disability.

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