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.
Congratulations to 2015 Foundation Grant recipients
At the recent ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting gala dinner in Auckland, the Foundation Chair, Dr Gill Hood, presented almost $250,000 in Research Grants to eight researchers, including five novice researchers, who remain a special focus for Foundation support.
Announcing the Grants, A/Prof Neil Orford, a member of the Foundation Board, made special mention of the valuable sponsorship provided by Covidien, Fisher & Paykel, and Baxter.
He also announced two newly named grants to honour two individuals who have shown exceptional commitment and dedication to the Foundation and its objectives.
The Malcolm Fisher ICF Grant honours the outstanding contribution of the legendary Prof Malcolm Fisher AO (Foundation Board member 2010-2014 and Past President of ANZICS). Prof Fisher retired from the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney in 2012 where he was loved and admired for his inspiring leadership style which emphasised the contribution of the nurses, doctors and allied health staff and administrators who made up the teams he led. His support and advocacy for the Foundation since its inception has been immeasurable.
- The Knapp Family Research Grant has been created to honour Ms Sharon Knapp and her family in Perth, WA. Following the remarkable recovery of their son, Dwayne, who spent several weeks in intensive care back in 2009, Sharon and her family have been tireless fundraisers and advocates for the Foundation. Sharon's personal dedication to the Foundation's cause is inspirational and has assisted greatly in raising the profile of the Foundation in WA as well as raising valuable funds.
Professor Jeffrey Lipman, Director of Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, was designated Fellow of the Foundation at the recent ASM dinner. He served with distinction as Co-Chair of the the Foundation's Scientific Review Committee 2011-2014, each year heading up the demanding and all-important task of assessing the grant applications and making final recommendations to the Board. This recognition expresses the Board's gratitude for his long and valuable service to the Foundation.