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GPRWMF 2019 Awards Announced

December 20, 2018 Award

Of the 45 applications submitted for funding the Foundation is delighted to offer funding for the following awards:

Academic Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship

Stephen Shih-Teng Kao (University of Adelaide): Determining the effect of barrier dysfunction on mucosal inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis

Dr Tary Yin (University of Auckland): A longitudinal study of the natural progression of the chronic rhinosinusitis microbiome in patients undergoing current standard medical and surgical treatment

Conjoint Grant

Professor Anders Cervin and Professor Flavia Huygens (The University of Queensland): Probiotics to prevent otitis media in Australian Indigenous Infants

Professor Gary Housley and Clinical Associate Professor Catherine Birman (University of New South Wales): Progression of hearing performance following cochlear implant neurotrophin gene augmentation

Professor Peter-John Wormald and Associate Professor Sarah Vreugde (The University of Adelaide): A novel treatment for S. aureus recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis

Doctor Elizabeth Sigston and Doctor Andrey Molotnikov (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University): 3D Printing for Reconstruction of Mandible in Head and Neck Cancer

Doctor Jazmina Libertad Gonzalez Cruz and Associate Professor Christopher Perry (The University of Queensland): “New-era” for personalized health care for Head and Neck cancer treatment

Doctor Kiao Inthavong PhD and Clinical Associate Professor Narinder Singh (RMIT University): Using computer models, virtual surgery and 3D Printing to improve outcomes in sino-nasal surgery

Clinical Research Grant

Doctor Ryan Sommerville (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital): Multimodal assessment of perineural spread in H+N Cancer and development of a H+N Research Unit

Doctor Paul Paddle and Doctor Moya Vandeleu (Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Monash Health): Home delivery home oximetry for rural children with obstructive sleep apnoea: a feasibility study

Doctor Jafri Kuthubutheen and Doctor Chris Brennan-Jones (Perth Children’s Hospital): Targeted Screening for Congenital Cytomegalovirus-related Hearing loss in Western Australia

Research Scholarship

Doctor Bella Nguyen (University of Western Australia): Tumour-derived extracellular vesicles (EV) as a novel biomarker in head and neck cancer patients

Miss Tayla Razmovski (University of Melbourne): Detecting and removing intra-cochlear blood during cochlear implantation to preserve hearing

Funding has also been awarded to Professor Harvey Coates for Support towards publication of the Fourth Edition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ear Health Manual to update the Otitis Media Guidelines

We wish to thank all our applicants for the high standard of submission and congratulations to those who have been awarded.


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