This month, the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport Greg Hunt announced the allocation of $3.94 million to the recipients of the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships, funded by the MRFF ($1.79 million) and NHMRC ($2.15 million).
Fellowship recipients will use the funds to work on a broad range of health issues, from suicide prevention to chronic kidney disease and to translate theory and laboratory work into improved health care practice and outcomes for patients.
Congratulations to BioMedVic Members Monash University, The University of Melbourne and Deakin University for securing over $895,000 in this funding round.
Chief Investigator: A/Prof Anita Wluka
Research Project: TreatOA4life (Treat OsteoArthritis4life) – a sustainable lifestyle treatment to improve outcomes in knee osteoarthritis ($179,118, NHMRC funded)
Chief Investigator: Dr Trisha Peel
Research Project: Optimising Patient Outcomes following Surgery: Improving Uptake of Evidence into Practice for Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis ($179,118, NHMRC funded)
Chief Investigator: Dr Donna Urquhart
Research Project: Closing the evidence-practice gap with a highly innovative, patient-centred, decision-support program to guide narcotic use in chronic low back pain ($179,118, MRFF funded)
University of Melbourne
Chief Investigator: A/Prof Fiona Russell
Research Project: Implementing Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Pacific Island Countries ($179,118, NHMRC funded)
Chief Investigator: Dr Alison Beauchamp
Research Project: Closing the communication gap in chronic disease ($179,118, MRFF funded)