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Congratulations to the following staff on receiving a grant. 

Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant recipients 2021

  • Dr Anuj Bohra from Gastroenterology received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Enhancing the utility of capsule endoscopy in the Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease landscape”.

  • Prof Amy Brodtmann from Neurosciences received the Pam and Alfred Lavey Research and Innovation Grant for the project “A blood test for dementia? Clinical utility of a dementia blood biomarker in Eastern Health clinic settings”.

  • Dr Paul Buntine from Emergency received the BankVic Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Management of Borderline Personality Disorder at Box Hill Hospital Emergency Department”.

  • Dr Peter Chan from Intensive Care Unit received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Hospital and COVID-19 Workflow Performance Using Advance Data Analytics”.

  • A/Prof Jaya Chandrasekhar from Cardiology received the Hayward Cardiology Research and Innovation Grant and the Mary Thompson Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Heartwise: the utility of a digital health application to allow symptom and risk factors recognition to reduce presentation time in women with potential heart disease symptoms - A pilot study”.

  • Prof Julie Considine from Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research - Eastern Health Partnership received the Ms Xie Yun Ying Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Improving hospital discharge using patient-carer-staff co-design”.

  • A/Prof Anthony Dear from Medicine received the Robert C Bulley OAM Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Evaluation of a Novel Photo-Angioplasty Device to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease”.

  • Mrs Sarah Fussell from Pharmacy received the Wandin Rustic Dinner Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Improving the Accuracy and Efficiency of Discharge Medication Documentation in Renal Patients through Pharmacist-led Partnered Prescribing”.

  • Dr Simon Gibbs from Haematology received the Henk De Jong Myeloma Research and Innovation Grant for the project “The ‘NEPTUNE’ study: A NursE-led OutPatienT Follow-Up Project of Myeloma PatieNts trEated with IMiDs”.

  • Mr Justin James from Surgery received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research and Innovation Grant for the project “The role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the early stage primary breast cancers; A retrospective review to identify the Early Breast Cancers in whom "Sentinel Node Biopsy" can be avoided and the prospective evaluation of the predictive model”.

  • Dr Jillian Lau from Infectious Diseases received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Surveillance of Life-Long Antibiotics: The impact of life-long antibiotics on the microbiome and quality of life”.

  • A/Prof Victoria Manning from Addictions received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Senior SWiPE”: A novel, personalised smartphone app to help reduce alcohol consumption among older adults in the Eastern Health community”.

  • Ms Cathy Ngo from Pharmacy received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Forget-me-not: an interdisciplinary, patient and carer inclusive approach to reducing antipsychotic use after delirium and acute behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia”.

  • Mrs Rebecca Nicks and Ms Anna Joy from Acute and Aged Medicine received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Lessons from changes to core business in subacute inpatient services during a pandemic”.

  • Ms Melanie Price from Emergency received the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “The Eastern Health COVID-19 staff sero-surveillance study (ECOSS)”.

  • Prof Shomik Sengupta from Surgery received the Robert C Bulley OAM Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Development & Validation of a Method for Detection of Circulating Tumour DNA in Non-Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Cancer of the Bladder”.

  • Prof Nicholas Taylor from Allied Health Clinical Research Office received the Irene Mary Sammons Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Motivational interviewing delivered via telehealth to improve patient and health service outcomes in metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial”.

  • A/Prof Stephen Ting from Haematology received the Hoscat Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Lipidomic profiling of acute myeloid leukemia niche and cells”.

  • A/Prof Daniel Van Langenberg from Gastroenterology received the APH Philanthropic Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Evaluating and optimising the utility of low cost biomarkers in the assessment of inflammatory bowel disease”.

  • Dr Limy Wong from Renal Medicine received the APH Philanthropic Foundation Research and Innovation Grant for the project “Sarcopenia in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)”.

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