Two AusHSI researchers awarded NHMRC Investigator Grants 

Julie Marchant Pete Lazzarini Investigator Grant

QUT is celebrating the awarding of $6,189,180 in National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grants for three researchers, including two recipients from the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and the QUT Centre for Healthcare Transformation:

AusHSI Associate Professor Julie Marchant has been awarded a $1,603,775 NHMRC Investigator Grant.

Her project, Improving the understanding and management of chronic wet cough and its associations in children, aims to provide new clinical strategies for managing common early childhood respiratory issues of preschool cough and wheeze.

“A large proportion of lung disease in adults begins in childhood and so early intervention is the key to reducing lung health burden,” A/Prof Marchant said.

“My research program will identify modifiable factors that could be implemented to prevent chronic lung disease.”

AusHSI Associate Professor Peter Lazzarini, who is also from The Prince Charles Hospital, has received a $1,603,775 NHMRC Investigator Grant.

His project, Better feet, better lives: Next generation care for people with diabetes foot disease, will test a number of next generation tools and treatments aimed at preventing this debilitating disease that affects one in 40 people worldwide and is a leading cause of hospitalisations and amputations globally.

“These tools are designed to empower people with diabetes foot disease to better detect emerging complications such as ulcers and infections, to better care for their own foot disease and to better access the best care they need when they need it,” Professor Lazzarini said.

“We know that when people can access this best care we can prevent half of all hospitalisations and amputations for a condition that costs Australia $1.6 billion each year.”

Read the QUT news story.

(Main image, from left: Associate Professor Julie Marchant, Associate Professor Peter Lazzarini.)

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