NHMRC announces health and medical research grants
The Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP has announced $559.1 million to Australian health and medical researchers to generate new health discoveries across Australia.
The new funding will support 963 grants across three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research support schemes and five fellowship schemes. For these schemes NHMRC received over 5,000 applications with 19% of these being funded. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research made up $31.8 million of the grant.
'Grants announced today address research needs, from basic science to research translation as well as supporting researchers and their teams to achieve the goals to improve the health of all Australians,' NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said.
Some relevant project recipients include:
- Optimum thiamine dose for treatment and prevention of Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome (WKS): a randomised controlled trial targeting Aboriginal people
- Understanding burn injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: treatment, access to services and outcomes
- New strategies to increase testing and treatment for endemic sexually transmitted infections in remote Aboriginal communities
- Povidine-iodine ear wash and oral cotrimoxazole for chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children: a 2x2 factorial randomised control trial
- Seeding success: identifying factors that contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Aboriginal children
- The validation of a culturally-specific measure to identify depression in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or without chronic disease
- Quality improvement in Aboriginal primary health care: lessons from the best to better the rest
- Improving ways of thinking and ways of doing Aboriginal and cross-cultural health in general practice
- The Aboriginal cardiovascular omega-3 randomised control trial
- Randomised control trial of the use of nitazoxanide versus placebo to treat gastroenteritis among Aboriginal children.
For the full list of recipients please refer to the links below.
Source: National Health and Medical Research Council