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NHMRC Investigator grant success

Congratulations to three of our Maridulu Budyari Gumal Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Science Academy members, Professor Sandy Middleton, Dr Caleb Ferguson, and Dr Christine Catling who were all awarded National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grants. On 20th May, the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, announced the outcomes of the 2020 NHMRC Investigator Grants that were established by the Federal Government to support research programs of outstanding investigators at all career stages. With only 13% of applicants successful this year, the scheme provides funding over five-years commencing in 2021.

Wishing them all great success over the next five years!

Early/mid-career cancer researchers awarded Cancer Clinical Academic Group seed grants

Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) Cancer Clinical Academic Group has committed $100,000 in new seed grants for two interdisciplinary projects led by early/mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to be undertaken in 2021.

Congratulations to the successful awardees and their teams.

New liquid biopsies could provide hope for brain cancer patients

Increasing the efficacy of brain cancer treatment traditionally requires access to tissue samples that can shed light on a tumour’s genetic makeup. But, with many malignancies buried deep inside essential areas of the brain, this tissue is often impossible to reach.

A new research project led by Associate Professor Therese Becker of the Ingham Institute is aiming to solve this problem. Using ‘liquid biopsies’ – that is, blood tests – the researchers hope to reveal critical information about individual patient tumours. 

Implementation Science Webinar

Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE Implementation Science Platform hosted an Implementation Science Webinar on 18th November 2020.