Foundation-funded study internationally recognised
The prestigious American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is set to publish the findings of an important study funded by the Foundation and led by Professor Yahya Shehabi, Director Intensive Care Research at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital.
The Foundation is proud to have granted $109,000 to Professor Shehabi and his team of clinicians back in 2009. The project was launched in 2010 and investigated antibiotic use in systemic infections and sepsis which are leading causes of mortality in critically ill patients in Australia.
The findings of the study have already been presented at conferences in Canada and Europe and will guide antibiotic practice in sepsis in ICUs around the world.
At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.
Foundation awards Researchers more than $212,000 in Grants
Dr Gill Hood, Foundation Chair (above) announced grants totalling more than $212,000 at the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting gala dinner, held in Melbourne on Saturday,11 October.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting research into intensive care and critical illness. Since 2000, it has granted over $2.8 million to researchers in Australia and NZ, funded through a combination of public donation and corporate support.
In announcing the Grants, Dr Hood acknowledged the valuable support of Fisher & Paykel, Covidien, Mayo and Baxter. She also commented on the Board's satisfaction that, in addition to the two Trainee Project Grant recipients, four of the nine other Foundation Grants were awarded to novice researchers. Providing early opportunities for talented young researchers to 'kick-start' their careers remains a priority for the Foundation.
View the list of 2014-15 Research Grants.
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