Dr Rachel McQuade receives Impetus Grant

Dr Rachel McQuade has received a highly competitive Impetus Grant from the USA.

In contrast to the usual grant schemes, Impetus Grants provide funding for scientists to start working on what they consider the most important problems in ageing biology, without delay.

They offer grants of up to $500,000, making decisions within three weeks.

Their review process asks, "What is the potential for impact?" rather than, "Could this go wrong?"

Dr McQuade's project is entitled “Harnessing the gut to protect against age-related disease.

Since she joined the Melbourne Medical School's Department of Medicine at Western Health in 2020, her impact and productivity have been outstanding, and she is to be congratulated.

This grant is another accomplishment by our local researchers at Medicine Western Health and AIMSS.