2017 SPINNAKER RESEARCH 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.
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
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.