Grant winners announced

GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We announced the winners of the 2016 Westcare and Glenn Brown Memorial Grants at our Partnership event last week.

Dr Alan King Westcare Grant

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John Mitchell, CEO of Westcare Inc and Dr Holly Clifford

Dr Holly Clifford, Telethon Kids Institute

Research project: Environmental dust exposure and bacterial lung infections: their impact in remote Aboriginal Australian communities.

The Alan King Research grant is made possible by the generous donation from Westcare. Since the middle of the previous century, Westcare has been committed to helping those afflicted with tuberculosis through promoting awareness and treatment of this disease, as well as raising money for research. The grant is named in honour of Dr Alan King, a pioneering West Australian respiratory physician who was instrumental in establishing Westcare.

Glenn Brown Memorial Grant

Associate Professor Graham Hall, Telethon Kids Institute

Research project: Assessment of sensitive outcome measures for monitoring pulmonary exacerbations in young children with cystic fibrosis.

The Glenn Brown Memorial Grant is made possible by the Melbourne Cup Committee who has raised over $335,000 in the past 6 years. The Committee has given countless hours planning, preparing and delivering a unique experience that all goes towards raising money for cystic fibrosis research.

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Helen De Brito and Dr Andre Schultz, co-worker on the project

Applications for 2017 will open at the end of May.

Grant winners announced was last modified: March 15th, 2017 by Sarah Cermak