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Congratulations to the following staff on receiving a grant. 

Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant recipients 2022

  • Dr Shalini Arunogiri from Turning Point, Statewide Services received the BankVic Research and Innovation Grant for the project “PeerLEAD Peer navigation and Linkage in the Emergency department for Alcohol and Drugs”.

  • Dr Shananthan Balachandran from Endocrinolgy received the Pam and Alfred Lavey Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Re-differentiating and restoring radioactive iodine responses in thyroid cancer”.

  • Dr Patrick Carney from Neurosciences received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “We smashed the waiting list for epilepsy outpatients: Can these achievements be sustained and enhanced with an innovative patient flow strategy?”.

  • A/Prof Jaya Chandrasekhar from Cardiology received the David Rex Bruce Woolley Research and Innovation Grant for the project “i-INOCA: Innovation to improve management of Ischaemia and Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery disease”.

  • Dr Ross Cody from Neurology received the David Rex Bruce Woolley Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Improving Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) management and efficacy of stroke prevention at Eastern Health the start of a continuous quality improvement program”.

  • Prof Julie Considine from Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research - Eastern Health Partnership received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Clinical deterioration in Hospital in the Home patients”.

  • A/Prof David Darby from Eastern Neurosciences received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “The Melbourne Adaptive Cognitive Assessment (MACA): standardisation of a novel cognitive screen for mild cognitive impairment and dementia”.

  • Dr Amy Dennett from Allied Health Clinical Research received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “CanFit: A randomised controlled trial to increase physical activity of hospitalised cancer survivors using Fitbits”.

  • Dr Kathryn Ducharlet from Eastern Health Integrated Renal Services received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Advance care planning and end of life care for patients with advanced renal disease”.

  • Dr John Dyett from Intensive Care Unit received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Eastern Metropolitan Implementation of ECMO during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Cardiac Arest – A Pilot Randomised Trial (EPIC CPR Pilot Trial).”

  • Prof Christopher Gilfillan from Endocrinology and Diabetes received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Smac-mimetics as a Therapeutic Option in Epithelial Thyroid Cancer”.

  • Ms Swapna Gokhale from Quality Planning and Innovation received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Risk prediction model for Delirium using machine learning on routinely collected patient data”.

  • A/Prof Judith Hope from Mental Health Program received the BankVic Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Management of Borderline Personality Disorder in the Emergency Department – Expanding the Horizon”.

  • Dr Louis Huang from Renal Medicine received the Robert C Bulley OAM Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Incremental Peritoneal Dialysis Study”.

  • Dr Christopher Ip from Urology received the Robert C Bulley OAM Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Patient Insights when Considering Prostate Biopsy after a Negative Prostate MRI study”.

  • Mr Justin James from Breast and Endocrine Surgery received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research and Innovation Grant for the project “A model to select Early Breast Cancers where Sentinel Node Biopsy “can be avoided”.

  • Dr Margaret Lee from Cancer Services received the APH Philanthropic Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Survival and PAtterns of Care in the Era of FLOT-based Chemotherapy for Gastric and Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma (SPACE-FLOT)”.
  • Prof Amanda Nicoll from Gastroenterology received the Gastroenterology Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Improving The Diagnosis and Management of Medication Liver Toxicity”.

  • Ms Catherine Senserrick from Physiotherapy received the David Rex Bruce Woolley Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Pilot of the Eastern Health Physiotherapy Triple S team – Student Support for Stroke Patients”.

  • Dr Maryann Street from Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – Eastern Health Partnership received the Greek Orthodox Community of Box Hill Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Evaluating the efficacy of a digital App to enhance patient-centred nursing handover”.

  • A/Prof Andrew Teh from Cardiology received the Hayward Cardiology Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Sensitivity of the Withings ScanWatch for detecting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation”.

  • Dr Abhinav Vasudevan from Gastroenterology and Hepatology received the Robert C Bulley OAM Research and Innovation Grant for the project “InflixiSWITCH: switching from intravenous to subcutaneous infliximab for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease”.

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