A large collection of research projects will get off the ground following generous funding through the Ramsay Research and Teaching Fund Scheme.
The scheme has directed more than $10 million to research on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus over the last 20 years, and this year a further $850,000 will be shared across 17 projects.
A diverse range of studies will be supported, strengthening investigations into cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes as well as osteoarthritis, neonatal care, thyroid function and physiotherapy programs.
The successful recipients this year are:
- Professor Dale Bailey
- Professor Roderick Clifton-Bligh
- Professor Gemma Figtree
- Professor David Hunter
- Associate Professor Sarah Glastras
- Associate Professor Joanne Glinsky
- Associate Professor Karl Ng
- Associate Professor Sean Seeho
- Dr Sally Baron-Hay
- Dr Grace Gifford
- Dr Matti Gild
- Dr Pierre Janin
- Dr Barbara Lucas
- Dr Sharon McCracken
- Dr Lauren Monds
- Dr Leo Pang
- Dr Kathy Willowson
NSLHD CE Adjunct Professor Anthony Schembri AM welcomed the investment saying it will help the district maintain its reputation as a hub of research excellence and high value care.
“We know that districts with an active research culture, where research is embedded as part of clinical care have a higher patient experience, less errors and better health outcomes,” he said.
“I look forward to following the progress of these projects, as well as their impact on lifting our standard of care and our understanding of a broad range of conditions.
“Personally, as a fellow allied health worker, it’s great to see our allied health practitioners being recognised with these important research grants.”
The recipients were congratulated by North Shore Private, Ramsay Healthcare Acting CEO Christian Hoengaard, who said the grants represented a tremendous investment.
“We look forward to all the good outcomes that will flow as a result of this research and I’m sure it will help us continue to deliver world leading care,” he said.
“We have a long history of collaboration and I look forward to building on that partnership for another two decades.”