NHMRC grants support vital research
Research focused on improving treatment following heart attack, genetic testing for glaucoma causing blindness, and better treatments for skeletal disorders are just some of the 52 Monash University research projects to be recognised with major funding grants announced by the Federal Government.
Three Development Grants were awarded to Monash researchers including Professor Jonathan Baell, of the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, to investigate a potential new treatment following heart attack caused by low oxygen levels.
Professor Susan Davis and Associate Professor Carol Hodgson, from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, each received Partnerships grants totalling more than $1.3 million to provide new national clinical practice guidelines for menopause and a project to improve outcomes for patients with severe heart failure and cardiac arrest.
Other Monash projects will tackle a variety of health problems including HIV, obesity, various cancers, infectious disease, chronic disease, brain injury and food allergies, mental and reproductive health and the health of the elderly.
“I thank the NHMRC for their continuing support in recognising the importance of progressing these projects, and for sharing our desire to make a difference.”