Congratulations to Raine Medical Research Foundation funding recipients

WAHTN congratulates the recipients of Raine Foundation research grants.

Raine Priming Grants

  • Dr Qi Fang: Raine Robson Fellow, BRITElab, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia
    Low-cost and wireless imaging for cancer detection during surgery
  • Dr Nelly Amenyogbe: Raine BrightSpark Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
    Harnessing innate immune metabolism to save newborns from infectious death
  • Dr Rachael Zemek: Raine BrightSpark Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
    Leveraging the surgical wound healing immune response to stimulate local cancer eradication
  • Dr Penelope Strauss: Raine Cockell Fellow, Youth Mental Health, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
    Enhancing suicide prevention for LGBTQA+ young people
  • Dr Virginie Lam, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University
    Restoration of myelin genesis with dietary-derived bioactive lipids: An opportunity to improve disease outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Clinician Research Fellowships

  • Dr Charlie McLeod, Department of Infectious Diseases, Perth Children’s Hospital
    Validation of a model for predicting bacterial (co)infection in bronchiolitis
  • Dr Pamela Laird, Department of Physiotherapy, Child and Adolescent Health Service
    Improved respiratory health for Aboriginal children through knowledge and translation 
  • Dr Wee Loong Chin, Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
    Designing a prediction framework for mesothelioma response to chemoimmunotherapy
  • Dr Michael O’Sullivan, Department of Immunology, Perth Children’s Hospital
    Establishing an adaptive platform trial for food oral immunotherapy (ADAPT-OIT)

Research Collaborations Awards

  • Dr Jonathan Chee, Healy Research Collaboration Award, The University of Western Australia
    Collaborating Institutions: The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Institute
    Can inhibition of JAK-STAT signalling prevent autoimmunity and improve anti-tumour immunity?
  • Dr Mohamed Estai, Healy Research Collaboration Award, CSIRO
    Collaborating Institutions: Western Sydney University, The University of Melbourne, Edith Cowan University and the WA Health Translational Network
    Enablers and barriers to accessing digital oral health resources: caregivers and health providers’ perspectives
  • Dr Julian Basanovic, Cockell Research Collaboration Award, The University of Western Australia
    Collaborating Institutions: The University of Sydney and Western Kids Health
    Creating tools to help clinicians protect the mental health of children with chronic pain
  • Dr Lynden Miles, Cockell Research Collaboration Award, The University of Western Australia
    Collaborating Institutions: Macquarie University and Wise Realities Institute for Healthcare Emerging Technologies Research
    Investigating the negative relationship between social anxiety and interpersonal coordination: identifying mechanisms and developing interventions

Raine BrightSpark Research Collaborations Awards

  • Dr Henry Hui, The University of Western Australia
    Collaborating Institution: The National University of Malaysia
    Improving survival in childhood leukaemia
  • Dr Akila Rekima, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
    Collaborating Institution: Amsterdam University Medical Center
    Influence of early life diet on intestinal epithelial cell development and function

Publication Prizes

  • Dr Lakshini Herat, Raine Research Prize, School of Biomedical Sciences and Dobny Hypertension Centre, The University of Western Australia
    Publication: SGLT2 Inhibitor–Induced Sympathoinhibition: A Novel Mechanism for Cardiorenal Protection. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Basic to Translational Science. 2020 February; 5(2), 169-79.
  • Dr Michelle Olaithe, Strachan Memorial Prize, School of Psychological Science, The University of Western Australia
    Publication: Cognitive deficits in obstructive sleep apnea: Insights from a metareview and comparison with deficits observed in COPD, insomnia, and sleep deprivation, Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2018; 38, 39-49.

Raine BrightSpark Research Prizes

  • A/Prof Christopher Brennan-Jones, Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University
    Publication: Topical antibiotics for chronic suppurative otitis media, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020; Issue 1.