|Associate Professor Sandy Shultz, the recipient of|
a 2018 NHMRC Career Development Fellowship.
Researchers in Monash University’s new Department of Neuroscience have been recognised in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth more than $1.3million.
The Department, part of Monash University’s Central Clinical School (CCS), will be officially opened by Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, on 30 August. It attracted almost half of the grants awarded to CCS scientists.
The research fellowships were among nationwide funds totalling almost $192 million announced yesterday by the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt.
Head of the Department of Neuroscience, Professor Terry O’Brien, congratulated the researchers for the work and advances in research that went into gaining the grants.
“It is gratifying to see the hard work of these talented basic and clinical early and mid-career researchers be recognised by them receiving these highly competitive national medical research fellowships,” Professor Terry O’Brien said. “I have no doubt that these awards will see their already impressive research careers rise to even greater heights.”
The funds will support projects investigating brain injury such as that associated with the concussion experienced by sportspeople, a novel therapy for a common form of the epilepsy, and research into genetic factors involved in epilepsy. See detail in the following links:
- Dr Piero Perucca ECF, genetic factors in focal epilepsies.
- Associate Professor Sandy Shultz CDF, pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury.
- Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa ECF, novel therapy for temporal epilepsy.
Monash University attracted $28.5 million across the seven schemes announced by the Federal Government.