The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation

2016 New Investigator Grants Announced


Congratulations to the next round of successful young researchers who received a New Investigator Grant.

Chief Investigator

Project Title

Miss Tiffany Jong

Safe and effective dosing and therapeutic monitoring of intravenous tobramycin: a challenge for the ageing adult cystic fibrosis population

Ms Nicoletta Balletti 

Characterisation of the interaction between blood and an LVAD used for right ventricular support

Miss Hannah O'Farrell  Changes in the lung microbiome during acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Mr Trent Donnelly 

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Development Of Diaphragm Atrophy.

Mr William Crawford  Impact of fluid volume resuscitation on nitric oxide-induced oxidative stress and cardiac dysfunction in an ovine septic shock model
Dr Kristopher Jon Skeggs Endothelin Blockade in an Ovine Model of Brainstem Death (BD) using Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP)
Ms Sanne Engkilde   Development of methods to manufacture and characterise cold stored and cryopreserved sheep platelets for use in transfusion models to inform improvements in clinical practice
Dr Cheng He  Development of an ovine model of dilated left ventricle heart failure to expand research capabilities in the field of cardiology and mechanical assist devices.
Mr Giuliano Giacoppo The OpenHeart Project
Ms Angela Girnghuber The effect of varying rotary blood pump speed by modulating frequency on blood-compatibility
Ms Sandra Miles Fast screening of patients that present to the emergency department following a fall: a feasibility and prevalence study


To see some of the fantastic work previous New Investigators have been doing, head to The Common Good.


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