Large Partnership Grant Expands OPUS

Department of Surgery Awarded $1.1 million NHMRC Partnership Grant

Just 9 months after Centre inception, OPUS is proud to announce it is already increasing its capacity to perform research regarding Total Joint Replacement in Australia. The NHMRC have just announced it will fund a partnership grant for work which sits within OPUS worth $1.1 million.

The research will be led by Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey of the Department of Surgery, and will involve several other OPUS Chief Investigators; Professor Peter Choong, Professor Anthony Scott, Professor Philip Clarke and Doctor Tim Spelman. It will also include collaborations with Professor David Hunter from Sydney University, Associate Professor Simon French from Queens University and Doctor Catherine Keating from Medibank. OPUS Early Career Research Fellow Dr Samantha Bunzli will take a lead role in this study. The Partnership Project aims to optimise the uptake of evidence-based decision-making in total knee replacement and will be undertaken in collaboration with Medibank Private, St Vincent's Health Australia, and advocacy groups MOVE and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. This is another fantastic illustration of the Australian Government's commitment to increasing health awareness and tackling big health issues domestically, leading to effects on an international scale.

The Centre is also proud to announce it has filled two of its PhD scholarships. Candidates will be announced soon after commencement in early 2018.

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