Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round 2019
Thanks to you we can fund world leading research at Flinders
Thanks to you, 31 exciting health and medical research projects across the Flinders medical precinct have received a boost after winning funding in the 2019 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round.
Flinders Foundation’s partnership with Flinders University, and generous support from individual supporters, fundraisers and corporate partners provided the research seed grants to help researchers kick-start discoveries across a variety of illnesses, diseases and social issues.
Read below about some of the exciting, ground-breaking projects which have been made possible thanks to your generous donations.
A Health Seed Grant from Flinders Foundation will give Flinders cancer researchers a boost in their efforts to identify aggressive breast and prostate cancers and find new drug targets to treat them. Read More
Associate Professor Lillian Mwanri will use a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant to interview members of the African community, as well as service providers, to better understand mental health access issues Read More
Professor Paul Ward will survey doctors working across different wards and areas at Flinders Medical Centre to better understand ‘psychosocial hazards’ that present risks to their mental health. Read More
Flinders University Researchers are on a mission to help end chronic pelvic pain for endometriosis sufferers. Read More
Incidence of gonorrhoea is increasing worldwide and recent trends in South Australia have seen the biggest increases among young, heterosexual people in low socio-economic areas. Read More
Dr Annabelle Wilson has been awarded a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant to extend current work around developing a peer mentoring model to support dieticians and nutritionists working in Aboriginal health across Australia. Read More
Using a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant, Professor Karnon will use a newly created dataset on the health status of older Australians and their use of health services to estimate potential cost savings if improvements were made in preventing and managing the frail. Read More
In a unique research project funded by a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant, Flinders University Associate Professor John Costi and team will take CT and MRI scans of lumbar spines from deceased persons, to allow patient-specific computer models to be developed. Read More
At the last census, rates of homelessness in pre-retirement aged women, aged 50-64, had jumped 29 per cent. This can be attributed to single older women experiencing a decline in homeownership levels due to relationship breakdown, loss of the family home and insecure employment. Read More
Dr David Stevens from the Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health will study footballers playing across various grades during the 2020 season, to determine whether their sleep is disrupted during the acute post-concussion period – the seven days following the injury. Read More
Professor Michael Shanahan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Head of Rheumatology, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, will trial a nerve block injection near the knee on a group of patients experiencing knee pain to numb the geniculate nerve which supplies pain fibres to the knee. Read More
Pelvic pain is an unpleasant sensation stemming from a range of different conditions, including menstrual pain, painful bladder syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome. Although most commonly experienced by women, study of the mechanisms that generate pain has been largely based around male subjects Read More
What part do alcohol companies play in the health impacts brought on by alcohol consumption? That’s the focus of a new research study. Read More
The costs of mental ill-health in Australia are estimated at $60 billion per year, giving our governments every reason to prioritise public wellbeing as a policy goal. But the way governments understand ‘wellbeing’ is crucial, as that understanding will shape what they do (or don’t do) about it. Read More
Dr Luke Grundy will use a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant to unravel the mechanisms responsible for normal bladder sensation, and bladder sensation during urinary tract infection, and explore how infection can cause long term changes in the nerves that carry sensations from the bladder to the brain. Read More