Congratulations to our Mid Career Seeding Ideas Grant recipients

Congratulations to researchers in the Melbourne Medical School who have been awarded MDHS Mid Career Seeding Ideas Grants, 2020.

These grants will support research projects that unite and enable new research collaborations between researchers from multiple disciplines, to address a specific question in health and medical research, from discovery to implementation.

Four researchers from the Medical School were successful in this grant round:

  • Dr Sheila Patel
    Department of Medicine – Austin Health
    Can plasma angiotensin converting enzyme 2 activity levels help to identify patients at increased risk of COVID-19 complications?
  • Dr Nicola Stupka  
    Department of Medicine – Western Health
    Investigating Selenoprotein S as a guardian of endoplasmic and sarcoplasmic reticulum
  • Dr Jess Heerde
    Department of Paediatrics – Royal Children’s Hospital
    Mortality in Australia’s homeless: A multi-sectoral, population-level, data linkage study
  • Dr Hong He
    Department of Surgery – Austin Health
    Determination of the combined effect of a PAK inhibitor and gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer

Further details on this grant scheme can be found on the scheme website.

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