The 2004 call for applications received 20 applications. This demonstrated the strength and diversity of the ACT health and medical researcher community.
The recently established ACT Health and Medical Research Council assessed applications. Professor Scott Henderson, Chair of the Council, was highly impressed with the calibre and scope of applications received.
In this section:
Funding was awarded to the following applicants in the 2004 funding round.
Professor Ian Hendry,
John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU $16,592
Protein 14-3-3 in the CSF of newborn rats following hypoxia-ischaemia
This grant will be used to undertake pilot research activities to assist in the development of a large research project proposal. Ultimately this research may lead to better treatments for babies who have suffered brain damage during childbirth
Dr Jane Dixon,
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU $42,492
Obesity Prevention and Monitoring in the ACT: a collaborative response
This research will assist the development of a major research proposal for the establishment of a Territory-wide obesity-prevention demonstration project. Such a project would be a national first in obesity research.
Assoc Prof Christian Lueck,
Dept of Neurology, The Canberra Hospital $45,520
Development of the ACT Hub of an Australian Neurovision Network
This research will assist the development of a major research proposal to create a Neurovision Centre in the ACT as part of the Australian Neurovision Network
Assoc-Prof Anne-Louise Ponsonby,
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU $14,756
Australian Multi-Centre Study of Environment and Immune Function: Research Collaboration Meeting
The grant will be used to host a two-day meeting for clinicians and researchers participating in the multi-centre trial to discuss project developments and advances in the field.
Dr Buddhima Lokuge,
ANU Medical School $25,267
Implications of Trade Agreements for the provision of medicines in Australia
This Fellowship grant will be used to examine the impact of commitments made under the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement in relation to the provision and regulation of medicines in Australia
Dr Julie Christie,
Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU $5,200
The Role of Oxygen and Fibronectin in Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis
This Fellowship grant will be used to develop a greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in streptococcal infections
Ms Melissa Parker,
Research Centre for Nursing Practice, The Canberra Hospital $29,500
Menstrual Disorders in Teenage Women
This Fellowship grant will be used to research menstrual disorders affecting the younger female population in the ACT
Research Centre for the Neurosciences of Ageing, ANU Medical School $50,000
Australia, New Zealand & Thailand Early Parkinsonís Disease Project (ANZATEP)
This seed funding will assist the development of a major research proposal. This study will advance knowledge of the natural course of Parkinsonís Disease, its impact on patients and their families and therefore, better inform the treatment of and provision of care for those suffering with Parkinsonís Disease.
Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, The Canberra Hospital $18,400
Investigation of Membrane Lipids in the Pathogenesis of Hirschsprungís Disease (HSCR)
This seed funding will assist the development of a major research proposal. The researcher will attempt to demonstrate a causative role for an abnormal lipid composition in HSCR, opening the way for a treatment to reduce risk of HSCR in families carrying HSCR susceptibility genes
A/Prof Gordon Waddington,
The University of Canberra $50,000
The Effects of Wobble Board Training in Active Older Adults
This seed funding will assist the development of a major research proposal. The proposed project will test the effects of wobble board training on the falls history, discrimination of different extents of ankle inversion movements (a balance related index), and the bone activity markers in older community subjects
Dr Marlene Eggert $50,000
The Effect of Diabetic Food Choice Restraint on Mental Health
This Fellowship grant will be used to help diabetes professionals to implement strategies to effectively deal with the mental health impact food choice restriction on people with diabetes