Scholars granted over $10 million in latest NHMRC round

13 December 2017

Sarah Jane Dawson Photo PeterMac webMenzies Scholars and Fellows have been awarded fellowships and project grants from the NHMRC valued at over $10.7 million in the latest round of announcements.

They include:

  • 2012 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson, who was awarded a Career Development Fellowship ($476,728) at the University of Melbourne, for her work on circulating tumour DNA. Assoc-Prof Dawson was also awarded a Research Fellowship ($640,210) and a project grant valued at nearly $3.3 million, for a project specific to breast cancer. Coming hot on the heels of her CLS Centenary Fellowship, Sarah-Jane’s research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will receive an incredible boost.
  • 2011 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Dr Susanna Park, who is with the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, was awarded a Career Development Fellowship of $431,000 for her work on assessment strategies, treatments and risk factors in neuropathy and neuromuscular disease.
  • 1988 Menzies Scholar in Medicine, Professor Stephen Graves from the University of South Australia, was awarded a project grant ($765,349) for his work enhancing joint replacement outcomes through national data linkage.
  • 2015 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Dr Si Ming Man, now at the Australian National University, received two New Investigator Grants - one to the value of $624,955 for his research into the role of DNA sensing in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer, and the other for research into Type I interferon signalling in bacterial infection ($738,274)
  • For research he is doing under the auspices of the University of Adelaide, 2010 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Associate Professor Dan Worthley received a project grant of $724,876 for his project ‘Bridging the GAPP between the laboratory and clinic to prevent Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach (GAPPS)’.
  • 1994 Menzies Allied Health Scholar, Professor Paul Hodges, will progress his research into targeted pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy at the University of Queensland with the assistance of a project grant of $953,035.
  • Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre and Menzies Scholar in Medicine, was awarded a project grant of $713,035 to use high resolution imaging technologies to get a better understanding of how drugs bind to ion channel proteins.
  • 2004 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Professor John Pimanda, at UNSW, was awarded two project grants with a combined value of over $1.4 million - one for Investigating the Molecular Basis for Drug Resistance and Disease Relapse in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and the other for the project Molecular and Functional Characterisation of Induced Multipotent Stem Cells.

Congratulations to all successful recipients of NHMRC grants and fellowships.

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