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Generous funding received from the VMRAF

by STV Foundation 06 Sep 2018

St Vincent’s Researchers and the St Vincent’s Foundation collaborate to secure generous funding from the 2019 Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund (VMRAF).

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s research has recently received a substantial boost with the announcement of the latest round of grants from VMRAF, an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Health and Medical Research Strategy.

Of the 30 grants given out, St Vincent’s received three grants. The successful researchers and their projects were:

  • Dr Claudia Di Bella: 3D printing into the reality of surgery: an approach for regenerating joint cartilage, $100,000
  • Zoe Jenkins: Improving outcomes for mental health patients with chronic kidney disease, $81,805
  • Professor Michael Kamm: Finding a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, $100,000

The VMRAF aims to support those in the early stages of health and medical research to translate their work into health and economic outcomes. It looks to address current market gaps and deliver rewards for research as well as supporting early stage innovations including: discovery research, clinical research and health practice, ideas or innovations to attract funding or investment by industry.