Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round 2020
Thanks to your continued generosity, 32 new health and medical research projects across the Flinders medical precinct will share in $755,000 of seed grant funding.
Covering cancer, sleep disorders, neurological conditions, heart disease and pain management; through to indigenous, maternal and child health, as well as exploring the long-term impacts of COVID-19 - your support will help groundbreaking new research get up and running to make a real difference in people’s health and lives. Thank you!
Read below about some of the exciting projects which have been made possible thanks to your generous donations. For a full list of funded projects click here.
‘First-line’ strategy: Computer Tomography Coronary Angiogram vs Standard Invasive Coronary Angiography
Flinders researchers will carry out a trial on emergency department patients experiencing chest pains – by trialling a less invasive and risky diagnostic test as a ‘first-line’ strategy. Read More
Cancer researchers at Flinders are looking to uncover mechanisms that control the risk and progression of colon cancer Read More
A Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant will help researchers improve the early detection of ear disease and hearing loss among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in South Australia, Read More
A Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant will help Flinders University researcher Dr Joanne Flavel examine health inequalities of Australians living in rural and regional areas compared with those living in metropolitan areas. Read More
A new study is seeking to improve liver cancer screening guidelines for Indigenous Australians. Read More
Flinders University researcher Dr Toby Freeman is taking a closer look at those countries in the Western Pacific region who ‘punch above their weight’ when it comes to life expectancy, to look at what drives these good population health outcomes Read More
Flinders University researcher Dr Ashley Hopkins will use ‘big data’ to investigate the impact non-cancer medicines and antibiotics may have on the efficacy of anticancer treatments. Read More
Flinders University Professor Jonathan Gleadle has been awarded a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant to build on previously funded work, to better understand this process of how one kidney grows when the other is removed in the hope of mimicking this process. Read More
More than 100 patients at Flinders with oesophageal and gastric cancers will be involved in a groundbreaking new study, which will investigate whether a simple blood test can monitor the effectiveness of their cancer treatment. Read More
Sepsis and septic shock are major causes of preventable death in cancer patients. Now Professor Geraint Rogers has received a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant to predict these potentially fatal infections, so doctors can intervene earlier and prevent it from occurring. Read More
Flinders Medical Centre doctors will investigate whether prescribing a medication to patients for the four weeks prior to major heart surgery could prevent stroke, heart failure and death post-surgery. Read More
Doctors at Flinders Medical Centre are aiming to develop a reliable and readily available testing technique to diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier and more accurately than is currently possible. Read More
With a significant proportion of the Australian population suffering from functional gut disorders, Flinders University researchers are seeking answers to long-standing gastrointestinal questions in the hope of providing pathways for new treatments for sufferers. Read More
Psychological therapy delivered via a mobile phone intervention program will be trialled on patients at Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Hospital emergency departments in a bid to reduce suicide attempts, thanks to a Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant. Read More
Flinders University researchers are using Machine Learning – a form of artificial intelligence – to help predict who will benefit from specific anti-cancer drugs during treatment, while also predicting who is more likely to be harmed by the same drugs. Read More
As a Flinders University researcher and intensive care specialist at Alice Springs Hospital, Dr Paul Secombe believes we can learn more about what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples think about the idea and process of organ donation. Read More