University of Melbourne receives $6.15 million NHMRC grants

The University of Melbourne has welcomed $6.15 million in grants for six university researchers as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership grants.

The six researchers are among 23 to be successful for the $20 million Federal Government grant.

The recipients are:

  • Professor Jane Hocking – $1 497 232.34 – for the implementation of an integrated model of chlamydia case management in general practice
  • Dr Allison Milner – $816 466.70 – for Youth cohort: Improving Disability Employment Study (Y-IDES)
  • Associate Professor Alicia Spittle – $1 196 361.90 – for the early diagnoses and intervention for infants with cerebral palsy: implementation of international evidence-based guidelines into practice
  • Professor Tim Stinear – $1 499 593.90 – for controlling the Buruli ulcer in Victoria
  • Dr Jo Robinson – $666 281 – for an integrated response to suicide risk among secondary school: a regionally-based randomised trial
  • Professor John Hopper – $478 079.10 – to take breast cancer risk prediction to the next level and make it accessible.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services Dean Shitij Kapur said the grants will allow the University to continue important medical research projects.

“It is wonderful to see six of our researcher teams receiving this financial support from the Federal Government, addressing everything from cerebral palsy and disability on one hand and flesh-eating Buruli ulcer and suicide risk on the other,” Professor Kapur said.

“I am particularly pleased because in these grants our researchers are bringing the latest discoveries, working with the community and the health services, to make a difference in the lives of Australians here and now.”

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis congratulated all the grant recipients.

“Congratulations our six researchers in receiving this significant grant. Research is a critical part of the University that delivers benefits to the greater community,” Professor Davis said.