Ongoing medical research helps us to: understand disease, develop new treatments, find the most effective way of using available treatments, and discover ways of preventing disease occurring in the first place. Countless people owe their lives, and quality of life, to the ground-breaking research conducted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital is Queensland's leading teaching and research hospital with a strong culture and active programs in basic science and clinical research - bringing research from the "bed to bedside".
The funds raised by the PA Research Foundation directly benefit the Princess Alexandra Hospital's ground-breaking research projects in areas such as heart disease, prostate cancer, skin cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, immunology, kidney disease, liver disease, transplantation, spinal injury and cervical cancers.
Enquiries regarding the PA Research Support Scheme are to be directed to:
Dr Megan Probyn, PA Research Grants Administration Officer
Tel: (07) 3443 8057
The PA Research Foundation's funding rationale is to raise real funds for real researchers to discover real outcomes. The PA Hospital Campus is currently home to over 1300 researchers engaged in world class health and medical research with the aim to develop new treatments and therapies to improve the health of the community. The entire continuum of bench to bedside research is being conducted at PAH campus – from understanding the basis of disease to implementing clinical trials testing new therapies.
The health research programs that the PA Research Foundation raises funds for are undertaken independently and with affiliated universities on the campus which means that research produced here can translate into real outcomes - advancing the research process from a practioner to patient setting.
The PAH campus is an exciting place to conduct research and its international reputation in research excellence attracts national and international experts.
We are pleased to announce thanks to the support of people like you in our community that 25 research projects have been funded in 2015.
Over $2 million in research grants was awarded to 25 researchers based at the PAH campus in the following fields: bone regeneration, cancer research, cardiovascular disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, liver function and disease, obesity, rehabilitation, rapid response calling, and trauma and disease management.
Congratulations to all the researchers who received grant funding. We look forward to following your journey on the road to finding better treatments and cures for some of today's biggest health challenges.
Successful recipients were from a variety of disciplines, including: the PAH Departments/Divisions of Addiction and Mental Health Services, Cancer Services, Cardiology, Clinical Support Services, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Intensive Care, Nephrology, Occupational Therapy, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), Surgery, and Urology, as well as UQ's School of Medicine and Diamantina Institute, QUT's Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation; and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland.
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