More than $19.7 m awarded to Monash researchers for vital medical research

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced more than $19.7 M in funding for Monash research projects that incorporate diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, infection management, alcohol treatment, acidic blood trial and a new device to deliver treatment to premature babies.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced more than $19.7 M in funding for Monash research projects that incorporate diabetes, epilepsy and seizures, infection management, alcohol treatment, acidic blood trial and a new device to deliver treatment to premature babies.

The projects are a part of the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies grants, where researchers work with participants to establish the evidence base required for better health treatments, policies, practices and outcomes.

The announcement was part of a $75.3 million investment by the Federal Government into world-leading medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians.

Deputy Dean of Research for Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor James Whisstock, said this latest NHMRC funding recognises the significant breadth and diversity of research at Monash and speaks to our focus on healthy, thriving communities.

"This funding will help continue to progress some of our most important research programs to make a positive difference. Many congratulations to all the researchers and their fantastic teams,” Professor Whisstock said.

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Monash University is Australia’s largest university with more than 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its foundation, it has developed a reputation for world-leading high-impact research, quality teaching, and inspiring innovation.

With four campuses in Australia and a presence in Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of the most internationalised Australian universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical faculty in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we consistently rank in the top 50 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

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