THRI Member Funding Success

Gen news

Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner, an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow from the University’s NICM Health Research Institute, received $1.5 million in funding for her project, Teaching an old brain new tricks: optimising cognitive training through neuroplasticity (APP1195709).

The project aims to prevent decline in dementia as the leading cause of death of women in Australia, and the second-leading cause for all Australians, surpassing heart disease.

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Caleb news

Dr Caleb Ferguson, Senior Research Fellow and Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow from the Western Sydney Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre was awarded $606,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (APP1196262).

Dr Ferguson will conduct a new trial into the world’s most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition where the heart beats irregularly. AF is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure and dementia as well as the leading cause of cardiovascular hospitalisation in Australia.

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Lynn Kemp News

Distinguished Professor Lynn Kemp (SONM, THRI) and colleagues have been awarded a $750,000 (USD 483,551) project by State of Minnesota to increase interventions in early childhood using the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) program in the US. This successful award is recognition of the strength of Western’s maternal and nursing research and will enable Western to further expand in sites across the USA.