Friday, 2 September 2016
Announcing the successful 2016 applicants today, Health Minister John Day said the grants had been awarded across two streams - one supporting short-term research initiatives to improve the health of Western Australian children and adolescents, and the other for strategic projects to lift the capacity of the State's child and adolescent health research sector.
"From diet and obesity to cancer research, these are all projects with exciting potential to make life better for our children," Mr Day said.
"Babies will potentially benefit from three of the studies, focusing on pre-term birth, whooping cough immunisation and how regular sleep patterns can improve health outcomes.
"Longer-term research projects should also provide benefits in the fields of Type 1 diabetes, personalised medicine and unlocking more of the bacterial secrets of the human body."
The Minister said the 15 studies selected had been chosen from a field of 77 strong applications.
"Research is the cornerstone of a world-class health system and each of these scientific teams is to be congratulated on its success," he said.
"These projects will enable us to implement preventive health measures, improve patient care and ultimately lift the health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA, as well as contributing to improved child health across the world."
The TPCHRF is a collaboration of the Department of Health and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust.
Since the fund's establishment in 2012, the Department of Health and Channel 7 Telethon Trust have each contributed $7 million.
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