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New research projects underway

SEVEN research projects focused on better health outcomes for hospital patient are set to get underway thanks to the PA Research Foundation's donors and supporters.

The PA Research Foundation 2023 Research Awards were each announced at the Metro South Health Research Awards event at the Translational Research Institute on the PA Hospital campus on 30 November.

Made possible by the Foundation's donors, supporters, community fundraisers and corporate partners, the annual awards this year totalled approximately $700,000 in funding across the seven individual projects.

Erin Johns from the PA's Radiation Oncology Department was one of two early career research grant announced at the event.

The projects included funding for further research into head and neck cancers, breast cancer and skin cancer, a research fellowship announcement as well as support for two early career researchers.

"We have a proud history of supporting early career researchers based at the PA Hospital campus. To be able to give people the opportunity to really get their research moving forward and begin putting their ideas forward so they can benefit patients is important for us as an organisation," PA Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer Damian Topp said.

Associate Professor Fiona Simpson and Professor Ian Bennett with their Project Pink Grant Awards.

"We can't have the impact we have in funding research as well as our other key areas of patient support, staff education and equipment without the incredible people who choose us as their place to give."

The 2023 PA Research Foundation Research Awardees are:

Project Grant: In situ profiling of the T cell receptor landscape in Head and Neck Cancers.  Collaborative Team:  Catherine Barnett, Arutha Kulasinghe, Howard Liu, Rahul Ladwa, Di Yu, Joseph Yunis, Caroline Cooper.

Early Career Research Grant: The effect of modifying nutritional support on glucose metabolism and clinical outcomes during critical illness. Dr Ra’eesa Doola, PA Hospital Nutrition and Dietetics Department.

Early Career Research Grant: Predicting Normal Brain Dose in Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Single Brain Metastases Using VMAT. Erin Johns PA Hospital Radiation Oncology Department.

AVEO Project Pink Breast Cancer Research Grant: Associate Professor Fiona Simpson Research Lab.

ALH Hotels Project Pink Breast Cancer Research Grant: Metro South Health Breast Cancer Institute.

Skin Cancer Research Grant: University of Queensland Dermatology Research Group.

Zaraffas Queensland Head and Neck Cancer Research Fellowship: Dr Jonathan Helena.

You can help make more patient led research projects possible by making the PA Your Place to Give by donating here.

01 December 2022
Category: News
Tags: #braincancer, #cancerresearch, #nutrition,