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29 Jun
Research funding supported by SCGOPHCG and Charlies Foundation for Research

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Each year, the Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Charlies Foundation for Research partner to support research grants at our hospitals.

Applications for the grants are open to researchers employed at either SCGH or OPH. Research grants of up to $50,000 are available, with contributions made by SCGOPHCG and the Charlies Foundation for Research.

The 2015/16 research grant round is supporting 13 excellent projects, including nursing and allied health grants, as well as medical.

This research ensures that our hospitals continue to improve practices and have the best possible standard of care.

Please see below for details on the 2015/16 research projects.

Chief research investigator Research Project
Professor Martin Ebert Safety and Quality: More Accurate Prostate Radiotherapy
Clinical Professor John Walsh Discovery of new genes involved in Paget’s disease of bone
Mr Jamie Wood Investigating the use of a Smartphone application to reduce intravenous antibiotic use in cystic fibrosis
Professor Jenette Creaney The effect of Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 on anti-tumour immunity in malignant mesothelioma
Clinical Professor Charles Inderjeeth Alzheimer’s disease medication may have benefits in the treatment of osteoporosis
Professor Sean Hood Exploring how depression can be detected in cardiac patients through changes in current practice
Professor YC Gary Lee AMPLE-2: a multicentre randomized trial to determine best relief for breathlessness from malignant effusions
Professor Peter Friedland Imaging Enhanced Surgery for Oral Cancer
Dr Jennifer Walsh The relationship between head posture and sleep apnoea
Adjunct Associate Professor Scott Wilson Collaborative genetics research on polycystic ovary syndrome
Dr Aron Chakera Effects of peritonitis on mesothelial cell gene expression
Dr Colin Tang The time and cost of enrolling men on a prostate cancer study
Winthrop Professor Gary Jeffrey Development of blood tests to predict long term clinical outcomes in chronic liver disease
Professor Philip Thompson Targeting Prostaglandings in the lung – a new treatment for bad asthma

Dr Victor Cheng
Executive Director
Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group