National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant Successes

22 Jan 2018

Professor Luke Connelly is a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Project Grant Implementation of a Novel Clinical Pathway of Care for Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care, which is led by Dr Trudy Rebbeck (University of Sydney). The team, which includes researchers from UQ’s Recover Injury Research Centre (Professor Michele Sterling), The University of Sydney, and The University of New South Wales was awarded more than $1.5m over five years for a project to conduct a multi-centre study of the implementation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.

Professor Brenda Gannon is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Project Grant led by A/Prof Andreas Schibler, Mater Research Institute –UQ and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Emergency Care, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The project, Nasal Highflow (NHF) for Paediatric Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure, (AHRF) will investigate in an RCT performed in children aged 1-4, presenting with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, if the early use of NHF therapy is superior to standard oxygen therapy with a reduced intensive care admission rate.  Professor Gannon will lead the economic analysis to see if treatment is cost-effective and reduce the health costs among children with AHRF.  The project runs from 2018-2021 and was awarded $2,627, 819.

Dr Jonas Fooken is an Associate Investigator on another Mater Research Institute-UQ project, also led by A/Prof Andreas Schibler. He will conduct an economic evaluation on resource use and cost data in the project Nitric Oxide on Cardio Pulmonary Bypass in Congenital Heart Disease , and Professor Gannon will assist in supervision. The project runs from 2018-2021 and was awarded $1,878,889.