32 new research projects funded!

At a time when the focus on health and medical research has never been greater, your generosity is making a huge difference. 

Your support is providing seed grants of up to $25,000 to researchers striving to improve the lives of people and their families affected by a wide range of illnesses, diseases and social issues. Thank you!

Below is a small selection of projects that were funded during the 2020 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round.

Early detection of ear disease and hearing loss among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Developing a world-first pathway to help GPs treat insomnia in the hope of reducing reliance on sleeping pills.

Exploring whether COVID-19 will have long-lasting effects on the immune system and long-term health.

A groundbreaking new study investigating whether a simple blood test can monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment in patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers.

Prescribing a medication to patients for the four weeks prior to major heart surgery to see if it can prevent stroke, heart failure and death post-surgery.

Developing a reliable and readily available testing technique to diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier and more accurately than is currently possible.

Other stories from our Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Playground plans underway!

Thank you for kickstarting a campaign to build a new playground and outdoor space for kids and their families at Flinders Medical Centre. Read More

You're bringing patients back to life

Your donations recently purchased a mechanical CPR device for Flinders Medical Centre Emergency Department’s resuscitation bay, to help our Flinders Heroes perform lifesaving CPR Read More

Seed Grants: Where are they now?

In 2014, support from generous people like you, funded a seed grant to help Flinders University researchers make new discoveries into head and neck cancer, and give patients fighting the disease hope for the future. Read More

Heroes helping heroes. Thank you for supporting the wellbeing of our Flinders Heroes.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit you generously offered your support to the amazing healthcare workers and researchers… the Flinders Heroes! Read More

Julie’s gift of hope for South Australians with MND

Dr Julie Lawrence understood the importance of medical research and patient care. With the support of her family, Julie has left an incredible legacy. Read More

Thanks to you Sheren can overcome cancer fatigue

To help regain her strength and overcome fatigue, Sheren’s doctor referred her to the cancer-related fatigue exercise program at Flinders Medical Centre Read More

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