2012-13 Grant Recipients - Medical Research and Non-Research projects

In March 2013, the board of The Repat Foundation was delighted and proud to announce the 2012-13 Research Grant recipients and their associated projects, and a number of grants for other non-research projects.   In this year’s round of funding our Foundation provided grants totalling $131,200.  We sincerely and gratefully acknowledge our supporters and donors and their commitment to the Foundation and The Repat.

In 2012 The Repat Foundation inaugurated an independent Grant Review Committee to provide an external review and evaluation of research grant submissions, with recommendations made to the board of The Repat Foundation for funding.  Equipment grants submission are reviewed by the Executive Management team of the RGH, and their recommendations are also provided through to the board of The Repat Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge the time commitment and the specialist expertise of both teams that has been brought to this process.  It is highly valued and appreciated by everyone involved in the Foundation.

THE REPAT FOUNDATION ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM 2012-13

2012-13 Grant Recipients

Medical Research Grants and Non-Research Grants

Amount

For

Successful applicants

Project

$29,575

Research

Dr Darren Foreman, Urology Unit, Repatriation General Hospital, with Dr Jason Lee, Dr Carole Pinnock, Ms Tina Kopsaftis, Mr Scott Walsh Prostate cancer – does surveillance and delayed treatment harm men with low risk prostate cancer?

$30,000

Research

Dr Tanja Effing, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Repatriation General Hospital with Prof. Peter Frith
Funding Source: Basil Thomas Bequest
Self-treatment training with ongoing nurse-support in patients with chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other common diseases

$10,000

Research

A/Prof Peter Catcheside, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital; Dr Mark Hutchinson, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide; Dr Peter Slattery, Director Pain Clinic, Repatriation General Hospital;Prof Doug McEvoy, A/Prof Nick Antic, Mr Michael Mogford,Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital.
Funding Source: Basil Thomas Bequest
The effect of minocycline, an antibiotic with nervous system anti-inflammatory properties, on pain control and suppression of breathing in patients on opioids to control chronic pain

$ 8,399

Research

Dr Maayken van den Berg; Rehabilitation & Aged Care, RGH
Funding Source: Basil Thomas Bequest
Brain stimulation as a treatment of spasticity after brain injury

$ 5,000

Research 

Dr Lynley Bradnam, Applied Brain Research Laboratory, Center for Neuroscience, Flinders University
Funding Source: Basil Thomas Bequest
Neurophysiology of recent amputees

$24,400

Research

Dr Linda McCarthy, PTSD Unit, Repatriation General Hospital; withMs Judith Fuller; Mr Sandro Positano and A/Prof Chris Alderman,Pharmacy Department, Repatriation General Program Assessment of Yoga as an adjuvant strategy to mitigate hyperarousal symptoms associated with combat-related PTSD

$30,000

Research

Prof Malcolm D Smith, Rheumatology Unit, Repatriation General Hospital with Dr Eliza Pontifex and Dr Jennifer G Walker
Partly funded by: Australian Executor Trustees
A study to investigate markers in the synovial lining, that are predictive of treatment response and remission in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis

$45,000

Research

A/Prof Nick Antic, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital;
Funding Source: Staff Specialist Trust Account
Clinical outcomes, safety and incremental cost effectiveness of multi-level airway surgery in patients with moderate-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) who have failed medical management

$10,000

Equipment

Dr Richard Weeks, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation General Hospital with A/Prof Peter Catcheside; A/Prof Nick Antic; Dr Jason D’Costa; Dr Vinod Aiyappan Validation of automated scoring algorithm to aid the diagnosis of REM behaviour disorder during polysomnography

 $25,000

Equipment

Mr Justin Prendergast, Rehabilitation, Aged Care & Allied Health, Repatriation General Hospital with Dr Amalia Spiliopoulou, A/Prof Craig Whitehead Cognitively stimulating program – RGD Geriatric Evaluation and Management Wards

$ 2,000

Equipment

Messrs John Stevens, David Luhrs, Brian Dunn, Veteran’s Heart Clinic, Repatriation General Hospital
Funding source: Australian Hotels Association – Hotel Care.  Not funded during annual Grants Process – specific funding.
Four Ambulatory Electrocardiograms

$    381

Non-Research

LTCOL Moose Dunlop Trojan’s Trek Program – printing of brochures

$247,755

Total funds granted in 2011-2012