MMS success with MRFF RART funding
There are seven Melbourne Medical School (MMS) researchers who were awarded MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) Round 2 Stage 2 funding.
Administered through the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), the aim of the RART scheme is to improve the patient experience; reduce variation in healthcare and patient outcomes; improve the health of at-risk groups; and support innovative clinical trials.
The MMS investigator-led projects to receive MRFF funding through this RART round include:
Professor Vicki Anderson (Department of Paediatrics) for Reducing persisting symptoms following child concussion: A randomised controlled clinical trial
Associate Professor Amy Brodtmann (Department of Medicine and Radiology – Austin Health) for Preventing post-stroke dementia and brain atrophy with exercise: The Post Ischaemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study (PISCES)
Professor David Castle (Department of Psychiatry) for Evaluating the impact of a psychological intervention to reduce the severe stress and psychological morbidity of people with chronic kidney disease: The Kidney Optimal Health Program (KOHP): Stage 2
Associate Professor Elif Ekinci (Department of Medicine and Radiology – Austin Health) for Can flash glucose monitoring improve blood glucose control in Indigenous Australians with type 2 diabetes
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Department of Psychiatry) for Physical Activity in Aged Mental Health Services: Physical activity guidelines implementation for aged mental health community team consumers at Melbourne Health and St Vincent's Health
Professor Dinah Reddihough (Department of Paediatrics) for Hips on Track: A state-wide approach to preventing hip dislocation for young people with cerebral palsy
Professor Dennis Velakoulis (Department of Psychiatry) for Clinical utility of plasma neurofilament light chain in the diagnostic screening of psychiatric and neurological disorders: an "ESR" for the brain?
For more information on the projects please visit the MACH website.