​The Minister for Health and the Minister for Medical Research, Hon. Brad Hazzard announced the successful recipients of the  round two of the Translational Research Grants Scheme on 5 June 2017. $6.6 million was provided in grant funding to 15 recipients in Round 2. The projects were funded based on their innovation and potential to translate quickly into treatments that could benefit the lives of NSW patients.

Projects and recipients

Chief investigator Project title Host organisation
Professor  Louise Baur ​Secondary level care of paediatric obesity: a pragmatic implementation study Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Mr Peter Cleasby; Dr Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong​ ​Efficacy of normalisation of Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with chronic disease in acute and community settings Central Coast Local Health District
Ms Emily Davis Waiting for speech pathology: Device versus advice? Western NSW Local Health District
Ms Tara Flemington Detecting child abuse and neglect in the ED: Streamlining access to care and assessment to improve outcomes for vulnerable children Mid North Coast Local Health District
A/Prof Naren Gunja; A/Prof Clement Loy Un-Necessary Tests in Emergency Departments (UNTIE), a pilot study ​​Western Sydney Local Health District
Dr Melissa Hart Building capacity for child and adolescent community-based eating disorders service provision across a geographically diverse health service Hunter New England Local Health District
Professor Bin Jalaludin Campbelltown – Changing our Future South Western Sydney Local Health District
Mr Nathan Jones
Implementation of an Aboriginal Transfer of Care (ATOC) model: impact on unplanned readmissions, ED re-presentations and discharge against medical advice. South Western Sydney Local Health District
Ms Niki Kajons ​ ​Thirsty? Choose Water - Year 7 Immunisation Intervention Central Coast Local Health District
Dr Matthew O’Sullivan A state-wide typing network for rapid detection of outbreaks of healthcare associated infection ​NSW Health Pathology
Ms Judy Pickard ​Assessing the efficacy of  a stepped care treatment program for Borderline Personality Disorder Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Mr Graeme Sloane TAG – Telehealth Approach to Getting on Track in Time - Got It!! Southern NSW Local Health District
A/Prof Timothy Wand Management of mental health, drug health and acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) in Emergency Departments ​Sydney Local Health District
Professor John Wheatley An integrated care intervention to reduce breathlessness in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Western Sydney Local Health District
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Page Updated: Thursday 14 September 2017