2020 Grants

2020 Grants

Spinnaker Health Research Foundation Grant Recipients 2020 pictured from left: Dr Jeremy Parry, Dr Michal Luniewski, Dr Lena Thin on behalf of Dr Abhey Singh, Dr Herbert Ludewick, Mrs Fiona Poelchow, Dr Jesica Makanyanga, Dr Teng Fong Ng, Dr Shereen Paramalingam, and Prof Yogesan Kanagasingam. Missing from image: Prof Dickon Hayne.

Congratulations to our 2020 Grant Recipients!




Whole Body PET-CT scan to diagnose and manage myositis
Dr Shereen Paramalingam

Consultant Rheumatologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital, PhD Student – The University of Notre Dame Australia
The Rotary Club of Fremantle

Prof Dickon Hayne

Head of Urology, Fiona Stanley Hospital & Professor of Urology – The University of Western Australia

SMHS Doctors who Donate
Artificial intelligence-based eye screening for patients with diabetes at Fremantle Hospital

Prof Yogi Kanagasingam

Research Director, CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre & Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine – The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Hospital Ladies Auxiliary
Detecting high risk genetic changes in patients with myeloproliferative disorders

Dr Teng Fong Ng

Consultant Haematologist, Rockingham General Hospital

SMHS Staff Lottery for Spinnaker players

Can testosterone help treat men with Crohn’s disease?

Dr Abhey Singh

Gastroenterologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Austal Company and Staff
Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve remission rates in acute severe ulcerative colitis?

Dr Jesica Makanyanga

Gastroenterologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital

Len and Fran Mihaljevich

Tapping the video goldmine: how technologies used by tech giants for video analysis could inspire an improved way to diagnose and measure cancer in biopsies

Dr Jeremy Parry

Anatomical Pathologist, PathWest, Fiona Stanley Hospital

David Clegg

Development of a new drug for chronic nerve pain

Dr Michal Luniewski MD FANZCA

Consultant Anaesthetist, Fiona Stanley Hospital

The City of Cockburn

A study of the effects of a silicone-based topical dressing on the rate of wound healing, pain and scarring outcomes in donor site wounds, and in burns to the face in comparison to standard care.

Mrs Fiona Poelchow

Senior Occupational Therapist, State Adult Burns Service of WA, Fiona Stanley Hospital

The Rotary Club of Attadale
Establishing an accurate diagnostic tool for lung transplant rejection
Dr Herbert Ludewick

Heart & Lung Research Institute, Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research at Fiona Stanley Hospital
The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation