Issue 4
Monday, 01 June 2020
Charles Darwin University
Menzies Director Professor Alan Cass
Menzies Director Professor Alan Cass

$5.6m for medical research projects

Five researchers based at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have received funding in the form of Investigator Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) worth $5.6 million.

The projects will focus on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney health, diabetes, early detection and treatment of rheumatic heart disease, moving towards the elimination of Chronic Hepatitis B in the Northern Territory and international work advancing the cure of malaria.

Menzies Director Professor Alan Cass said the Menzies projects, supporting staff for five years, would enable research teams to address critical health issues and find the best ways to tackle them.

“Through our research, based on rigorous methods and strong community engagement, we aim to make the maximum difference,” Professor Cass said.

“Attracting recognition from the NHMRC and MRFF, the premier funder of heath research in Australia, proves that world class research with real impact can be conducted in northern Australia.”

The NHMRC Investigator Grant scheme is designed to support the research programs of outstanding investigators at all career stages.