World-first research funded by the Intensive Care Foundation and the Health Research Council of New Zealand has found paracetamol is safe for treating patients in intensive care and may even help them recover and leave hospital more quickly.
The 2016 Foundation Grants process is now entering its final stages. Following some splendid work from our team of volunteer reviewers, all the reviews, questions and Applicant responses have been received and over the coming weeks the Foundation's Scientific Review Committee will make their assessments and pass on final Grant recommendations to the Board in September. Grant Awards will be announced in October at the ANZICS/ACCCN ASM dinner on Saturday, 22 October.
A study funded by the Foundation in 2014 and headed by A/Prof Luregn Schlapbach from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane has used genetic research to explore the cause of lethal infection in previously healthy children.
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.