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Congratulations to the following staff on receiving a grant. 

Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grant recipients 2018

  • Dr Mayur Garg from Gastroenterology received the 13CABS Research Grant for the project “Endocuff-Vision assisted colonoscopy for surveillance for cancer and dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease”
  • Dr Tony Amin from Renal received the Box Hill Golf Club Research Grant for the project “Identifying risk factors for cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death in end stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) requiring dialysis”
  • Dr Andrew Mant from Oncology received the Carolyn Goodie Memorial Melanoma Research Grant for the project “Predictive blood biomarkers of immune activity in advanced melanoma patients receiving immunotherapy”
  • A/Prof Owen Roodenburg from ICU received the Criddle ICU Research Grant for the project “The use of machine learning and big data analytics to improve patient safety and outcome”
  • Dr Margaret Lee from Oncology received the Eastern Health Foundation Oncology Research Grant for the project “Establishing a biobank of colorectal cancer models for the pursuit of personalised therapies”
  • Dr Anna Munasinghe from Renal received the Eastern Health Foundation Renal Research Grant for the project “Exercise can favourably change the gut microbiome in a model of Chronic Kidney Disease.”
  • Dr Hui Liew from Renal received the Eastern Health Foundation Renal Research Grant for the project “Destruction of the endothelial glycocalyx in chronic Kidney Disease”
  • Prof Nicholas Taylor from Allied Health received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant for the project “Understanding and managing metabolic syndrome in the community to prevent chronic disease”
  • Ms Kylie D'Arcy-Evans from Pharmacy received the Greek Orthodox Community Research Grant for the project “Impact of electronic decision support on vancomycin dosing and concentrations”
  • Dr Andrew Teh from Cardiology received the Hayward Cardiology Research Grant for the project “Identifying abnormal heart structure and blood markers associated with unexplained stroke”
  • Dr Katherine Gibney from Hospital in the Home received the Hospital Promotions Victoria Research Grant for the project “Prospective hospital-based surveillance for invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) disease: data to guide iGAS management and prevention and improve patient outcomes”
  • Dr Carmel Pezaro from Oncology received the Irene Mary Sammons Research Grant for the project “Treatment response prediction using oestrogen receptor variants in men with advanced prostate cancer”
  • Dr Denise O'Driscoll from Respiratory received the Jenkins Respiratory Research Grant for the project “Defining the phenotype of obstructive sleep apnoea in Chinese patients to improve treatment.”
  • Prof Ian Davis from Oncology received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research Grant for the project “Novel prostate cancer circulating tumour cells may give insights into treatment response and resistance”
  • Dr Karen Talia from Anatomical Pathology received the Pam and Alfred Lavey Research Grant for the project “Third trimester stillbirth and foetal growth restriction at Eastern Health; correlation with placental histopathology and ultrasound findings.”
  • Dr Bronwyn Anderson from ICU received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant for the project “Evaluation of the isometry of different femoral and tibial points for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using four-dimensional computed tomography”
  • Dr John Dyett from Surgery received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant for the project “ACTSLOB - A comparison of Thromboelastometry and standard laboratory testing in bleeding patients”
  • Dr Jonathan Chua from Surgery received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant for the project “Efficacy of oral pyridostigmine for treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction”
  • Dr Joan Chong from Addiction Medicine received the Rotary Club of Box Hill Bruce McKenzie Memorial Research Grant for the project “Effect of codeine rescheduling on Emergency Department prescribing practices”
  • Prof Christopher Gilfillan from Endocrinology received the Team FORE Research Grant for the project “The validity of Hba1c in characterising persisting dysglycaemia after Gestational Diabetes”
  • Dr Abhinav Vasudevan from Gastroenterology received the Wandin Rustic Dinner Research Grant for the project “Using serological markers to predict response to thiopurine allopurinol therapy in inflammatory bowel disease”
  • Dr Catherine Brumby from Renal received the William Alfred Gray Research Grant for the project “Evaluation of hypertension overnight after pre-eclampsia (HOPE Study)”
  • Ms Andrea Doric from ICU received the Zouki Research Grant for the project “Identification of patients at risk of clinical deterioration and/or dying”
  • Dr Rachel Wong from Oncology received the Zouki Research Grant for the project “Utilising circulating tumour DNA analysis to inform adjuvant chemotherapy in high risk colorectal cancer. DYNAMIC-008 (Stage 3) and DYNAMIC-011 (Rectal).”

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients 2017

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Pictured above are the 2017 Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients

  • Professor Ian Davis from Oncology received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research Grant for “Characterisation of the properties of a novel molecule that specifically binds to estrogen receptor alpha”
  • Professor Christopher Gilfillan from Endocrinology received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research Grant for “Isolation and molecular characterization of thyroid-origin cells and circulating thyroid cancers cells from peripheral blood by flow cytometry”
  • Dr Matthew Jiang from the Department of General Medicine received the John Funder Research Mentoring Award for “Gluten free (GF) meals in cafes and restaurants. Are they truly GF? An Australian analysis of GF meals in cafes and restaurants in Melbourne”
  • A/Prof Stephen Ting from Haematology received the Eastern Health Foundation Oncology Grant for “STATs as a biomarker for poor prognosis in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”
  • Professor Chris Bladin from Neurology received the Irene Mary Sammons Research Grant for “Does Exenatide attenuate blood-brain barrier derangement in acute ischaemic stroke? An MRI permeability study”
  • Dr Patrick Carney from Neurology received the Rotary Club of Box Hill Bruce McKenzie Scholarship for “Depression in epilepsy: Does medication induced changes in brain connectivity contribute to depression?”
  • Dr Patrick Carney from Neurology received the House Husbands Research Grant for “Does medication change brain connectivity following a new diagnosis of epilepsy?
  • Dr Jillian Broadbear from Mental Health (Spectrum) received the House Husbands Research Grant for “Burden of suicide and self harm in Emergency Department presentations arising from a probable diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder”
  • Dr Catherine Brumby from Renal received the Elaine and Frank Derwent Memorial Research Grant for “Screening for hypertension and other risk factors after pregnancy (SHORAP Study)”
  • Dr Ming li Yee from Endocrinology received the Elaine and Frank Derwent Memorial Research Grant for “Sarcopenia and its relationship to bone mineral density, metabolism, and outcomes in post-menopausal women with hip fracture”
  • Dr Ian Chao from Surgery received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant for “The Application of 3D-printing technology for the purposes of anaesthesia education”
  • Dr Daniel Van Langenbe from Gastroenterology received the Wandin Rustic Dinner Research Grant for “Reinduction as preferred first-line compared to dose interval shortening for loss of response to infliximab in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an effective, sustainable approach to a growing problem”
  • Dr Eliza Hawkes from Oncology received the Carolyn Goodie Memorial Melanoma Research Award for “Role of on treatment PET scanning in melanoma patients receiving immunotherapy”
  • Dr Judi Porter from Allied Health Research office received the Box Hill Golf Club Research Grant for "Pilot study of doubly-labelled water to develop international equations of total energy expenditure in the older elderly”
  • Dr Andrew Teh from Cardiology received the Team FORE (Fundraising and Office of Research & Ethics) Research Grant for “Utilization of mobile smart phone based electrocardiogram and smart watches in assessment of arrhythmias”
  • Dr Olga Skibina from Neurology received the MS Research Grant for “Understanding pregnancy outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis”
  • Mr Kevin McMillan from Urology received the Eastern Health Foundation Oncology Research Grant for “An assessment of PSA referral trends from community GP's to Eastern Health: how can it be improved?”
  • Dr Victoria Manning from Turning Point received the Buddha Vihara Temple Research Grant for “Can novel computerised brain training reduce relapse among methamphetamine users?”
  • Ms Natalie Heynsbergh from Deakin University received a one year Top up scholarship for “Development of a smartphone application for carers of people with colorectal cancer: a pilot study”
  • Mr David Snowdon from La Trobe University received a Top up scholarship for “Does effective clinical supervision of Allied Health professionals improve quality of care”
  • Mr Jithin Sajeev from Monash University received a one year Top up scholarship for “Atrial Myopathy: Analysing the link to cryptogenic stroke”

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients 2016

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Pictured above are the 2016 Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients and donors

  • A/Prof David Darby from Neurology received the Box Hill Golf Club Research Grant for "Plasma biomarkers of fronto-temporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease pathology"
  • Dr Rachel Wong from Oncology received the Linda Williams Memorial Oncology Research Grant for "Circulating tumour DNA informing adjuvant chemotherapy in Stage II colon Cancer (DYNAMIC)"
  • Dr Lachlan Maddock from Surgery received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant towards four vascular surgery research projects being conducted at Box Hill Hospital
  • Mrs Penelope Casey from Nursing received the Frank Derwent Memorial Research Grant for "A point prevalence survey of delirium and cognitive impairment at Eastern Health"
  • Dr Jillian Broadbear from Mental Health - Spectrum received the Frank Derwent Memorial Research Grant "Suicide risk associated with Borderline Personality Disorder in Victoria- A joint investigation with Coroners Court of Victoria and Turning Point's AMBO project"
  • Prof Nick Taylor from Allied Health received the International Star Chefs Research Grant for "Improving outcomes after rehabilitation"
  • Prof Dan Lubman from Turning Point received the Irene Mary Sammons Research Award for "Barriers to a good night’s sleep during a hospital stay"
  • Prof Ian Davis from Oncology received the Wandin Rustic Dinner Oncology Research Grant for "Characterisation of novel circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patients to guide treatment"
  • Dr Carmel Pezaro from Oncology received the Wandin Rustic Dinner Oncology Research Grant for "Defining primary resistance to first-line treatment in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: a preliminary biomarker cohort study"
  • Dr Paul Buntine from Emergency received the House Husbands Research Grant for "Implementation of an evidence based pathway to enhance the appropriateness of imaging in suspected Pulmonary Embolism (PE)"
  • Dr Bruce Wilkie from Surgery received the House Husbands Research Grant for "Prophylactic oral metronidazole for post-haemorrhoidectomy pain – A double blinded randomised controlled trial"

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients 2015

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Pictured above are the 2015 Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients

  • Professor Dan Lubman from Turning Point received the Zouki Research Grant for “Can supportive text messaging post-detox boost treatment outcomes following inpatient drug and alcohol withdrawal?”
  • Catherine Brumby from the Renal Medicine Department received the Zouki Research Grant for “Changes in the microvascular circulation during and after delivery in complicated pregnancies (NASCENT) study”
  • Maryann Street from the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre received the Zouki Research Grant for “Influences on Emergency Department length of stay for older people”
  • Professor Ian Davis,Professor of Medicine; Head, Eastern Health Clinical School - Cancer Services; Monash University Eastern Health Clinical School received the Box Hill Golf Club Research Grant for “Identification of novel prostate cancer markers using 2nd generation sequencing”
  • Dr Bianca Devitt from the Oncology Department received the Linda Williams Memorial Research Grant for “Understanding the health literacy needs of Eastern Health breast cancer patients”
  • Professor Chris Gilfillian from General Medicine and Endocrinology received the Landream Research Grant for “HERD Study (Heart and Early Dysglycaemia): defining an in-risk population”
  • Michael Armstrong from Orthopaedic Surgery received the Robert C Bulley Surgical Research Grant for “A randomized trial of the modified Hueter anterior approach (MHAA) versus the minimally invasive posterior approach (MIPA) in primary total hip arthroplasty”
    Michael Armstrong passed away in 2015, however his research team have continued the research started by Michael in 2014.
  • Anne Goulopoulos from the Pharmacy Department received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant for “The attitudes and beliefs of Australian Emergency Department clinicians on antimicrobial stewardship in the Emergency Department: a qualitative study”
  • Dr Jillian Broadbear from Spectrum received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant for “Evaluation of the efficacy of quetiapine as an adjunct to psychotherapy for the treatment of severe Borderline Personality Disorder”

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant recipients 2014

  • Michael Armstrong from Orthopaedic Surgery received the Box Hill Golf Club Research Grant for “A randomized trial of the modified Hueter anterior approach (MHAA) versus the minimally invasive posterior approach (MIPA) in primary total hip arthroplasty”
  • Peter Brann from Eastern Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant “Young Adults perception of their well-being in mental health”
  • Professor Ian Davies from Oncology Medicine received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant for “Biology and functional significance of prostate cancer basal-like and luminal-like cellular subsets”
  • Dr Anthony Dear from the Eastern Health Clinical Research Unit received the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grant for “Identification of Novel Molecular Markers Predictive of Early Epigenetic Treatment Response in Myelodysplasia”

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