Funding awarded from Queensland Genomics Health Alliance

8 May 2017

CBEH staff are Chief Investigators on two Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) grants, totalling more than $1m.

CBEH’s Professor Gannon forms part of the Mater Research team that has been awarded $600,000 to analyse the use of genomic medicine to diagnose and manage patients with maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). Professor Gannon will work with Mater Research Institute researchers to analyse the health care utilisation and associated costs, of women with GDM following screening of all MODY genes.

Professor Luke Connelly is part of a capability building team that has received $480,000 for a program of work entitled Implementation of Genomics into Queensland Healthcare: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications and Policy Challenges. The project is led by Professor John Devereaux of The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law.

The funding announcement for QGHA is here: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2017/4/26/genomics-researchers-advance-queensland-health-care

For a more detailed description of the MODY project, see: http://www.materresearch.org.au/news-and-events/latest-news/mater-research-to-develop-guidelines-for-genetic-t

To read more about the QGHA initiative, see: http://www.qgha.org/

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