Funding

Research Grants

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Research grants form a major source of CORE's funding. To date, researchers at CORE have been successful in obtaining three sought after National Health and Medical Research Council project grants:

NHMRC Project Grants

The control of type 2 diabetes through weight loss in indigenous Australians: the feasibility and acceptability of LAGB
Professor Paul O'Brien (CIA)
Timeframe: 3 years (2009 - 2011)

A randomised controlled trial of the effect of substantial weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea.
Awarded to: Dr John Dixon (CIA)
Timeframe: 3 years (2007 - 2009)

A randomised control trial of medical treatment versus the placement of the Lap-Band® in severely obese adolescents.
Awarded to: Professor Paul O'Brien (CIA)
Timeframe: 3 years (2006 - 2008)

Other grant funding

2011 Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Strategic Grant
Awarded to Dr Rene Stolwyk, Dr Leah Brennan, Prof Michael Cowley, Prof Tamas Horvath, Prof Wendy Brown, Prof Brian Oldfield, Dr Anna Peeters
Project: Improved neurocognitive function associated with reduction in obesity - understanding underlying mechanisms: A pilot study.

2010 Monash University Near Miss Grant for NHMRC Projects
Awarded to Prof Wendy Brown
Project: The physiology and pathophysiology of adjustable gastric bands.

L.E.W Carty Charitable Fund - Equipment Grant
Used to purchase a  NuAire -86°C freezer for use on the research project: Dietary fat intake and body composition: relationship to tissue inflammation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Industry Funding

CORE is also fortunate to receive industry funding from Allergan and Applied Medical. All industry funding received is unrestricted and supports CORE's infrastructure and research activities.

Scholarships and Fellowships

CORE's higher degree by research students have had significant success in obtaining scholarships and fellowships from industry bodies and the NHMRC. One of these students, Mr Paul Burton has gone on to obtain a post doctoral fellowship for three years, commencing in 2011. Below is a full list of scholarships and fellowships held by CORE staff and students:

2011
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Post Doctoral Fellowship
Awarded to Mr Paul Burton
Topic: Mechanics of Satiety and appetite control
Duration : 3 years (2011-2013)

2010
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship
Awarded to Dr Lisa Doyle
Project: Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome; the impact of weight loss
Duration: 1 year (2010)Photograph of a woman's torso in white underwear

NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Awarded to Dr Lisa Doyle
Project: Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome; the impact of weight loss
Duration: 2.5 years (2010-2013)

2008
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgeon Scientist Scholarship
Awarded to Mr Paul Burton
Duration: 2 years (2008-2009)

2007
NHMRC Dora Lush Biomedical Research Scholarship
Awarded to: Mr Paul Burton
Duration: 3 years (2007-2010)