2017 Grants

2017 Grants




Chief Investigator: Dr Flora Dane, A/Prof C Judkins      

“Identifying the difference between the “broken heart syndrome” and an acute heart attack” SPONSOR: Len & Fran Mihaljevich

Chief Investigator: Dr Emma J Hamilton`

“Do patients with type 2 diabetes and foot ulcers have problems with memory and self-care?” SPONSOR: Austal Staff

Chief Investigator:  Dr Alice Domenichini                                                                                      

“The effects of too much iron in the heart” SPONSOR:  Fremantle & Attadale Rotary Clubs

Chief Investigator: Dr Oliver J Duncan

“The effect of pentoxifyline on impaired iron availability for making blood in patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)” SPONSOR: Lloyd & Mary Marchesi

Chief Investigator: Dr Sharnice A Koek

“An analysis of the implementation of a fast track pathway for perioperative care for patients undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy” SPONSOR: Former patients of FH

Chief Investigator: Dr Christopher R Lim, Prof P J Yates

Rehabilitation of humerus injuries non-operatively and their outcomes (RHINO) Study” SPONSOR: FreoDoctor lottery

Chief Investigator: A/Prof Wendy A Davis

“A Contemporary cardiovascular risk calculator for Australians with type 2 diabetes” SPONSOR: Len & Barb Hitchen

Chief Investigator: Prof Bu B Yeap A/Prof N Lenzo, Dr B F Kennedy, Prof D J Green

“New methods to detect “good” fat that protects against obesity” SPONSOR: Little Creatures Brewing

Chief Investigator: Dr Sylvia Young, A/Prof C Judkins, Prof B B Yeap

“Using genetic information to improve identification of men and women at risk of heart disease in WA” SPONSOR: FH Ladies Auxiliary

Chief Investigator: A/Prof Andrew J Maiorana, W/Prof D J Green, Dr A Shah

“A randomised, controlled trial of water-based exercise training in people with stable coronary heart disease”SPONSOR: Fremantle & Attadale Rotary Club

2017 PhD & travel scholarships – overview

In 2017, the Foundation awarded two new PhD scholarships to exceptional candidates who have the opportunity to work alongside some leading  researchers, academics and clinicians. The scholarships are awarded for the duration of their PhD studies which takes between 3 to 3.5 years to complete.

PhD scholarships provide recipients the opportunity to focus on their research project and studies rather than having to balance paid work with studies. They also equip future researchers with the tools required to excel and become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Michael G Kailis Research Scholarship was awarded to Mrs Karen Redhead.

Her thesis is entitled:

Sleep in pregnancy and the role of sleep disordered breathing in perinatal depression and pregnancy and fetal outcomes.

Karen Redhead with Dr Patricia Kailis AM OBE

The Warren Jones/UWA Postgraduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Mrs Jocelyn Drinkwater

Her thesis is entitled:

Ophthalmic complications in people with type 2 diabetes

Len Hitchen with Jocelyn Drinkwater

The Barry Marshall Travel Award was awarded to Dr Lokesh Yagnik

For his research project entitled:

Endobronchial Ultrasound Elastography: Mediastinal staging in Non-small cell lung cancer and technical factors

Dr Yagnik presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 18th World Conference on lung cancer.

In Yokohama, Japan 15th to 18th October 2017.

Dr Lokesh Yagnik with Victor Paino