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Foundation provides research boost

A number of researchers from across the College of Health and Medicine were successful in securing funding in the latest grant round from the Clifford Craig Foundation.

Professor Katie Flanagan (School of Medicine) and Drs Sukhinder (Romy) Sohal, Stephen Myers and Stephen Tristram (School of Health Sciences) each received a funding boost as part of the Foundation’s medical research grants program.

Professor Flanagan received further funding to current projects including $200,000 to the Influenza Vaccine Trial (to extend to 2021), and $48,500 to the Understanding of Immunity to Influenza in Children (to the end of 2020).

Successful grant recipients from the College include:

  • Dr Sukhinder Sohal – NW TAS: Establishment of a Tasmanian lung cancer registry: a North and North-West collaborative initiative ($80,000)
  • Dr Stephen Myers – What drives the regulation of the zinc transporter ZIP7 in insulin-resistant skeletal muscle? Implications for the treatment of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes ($19, 368)
  • Dr Stephen Tristram – Enhancement and further in-vitro validation of a potential probiotic to reduce ear and lung infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae ($19, 965).
Published on: 06 Nov 2019 11:02am