Current Project Grants

Dr Nadine Kasparian Parental response to fetal or postnatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and subsequent infant developmental outcomes: A unique test of the fetal programming hypothesis Clinical research – $300,000 over 3 years.

Dr Gavin Lambert Improving long term survival in patients with a single heart ventricle Clinical research – $128,332 over 2 years.

Dr Christian Brizard Autologous cord blood stem cell transplantation to enhance right ventricular function during palliative surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome; clinical proof of concept study. Clinical and biomedical research – $171,668 over 2 years.

Completed Project Grants

Projects that were funded from 2007 include:

  1. Genetic Determinants of Congenital Heart Disease – Assoc. Prof David Winlaw – Heart Centre for Children – the Children’s Hospital Westmead – $300,000
  2. Clinical study of remote ischaemic preconditioning – Dr Michael Cheung – Dept of Cardiology – Royal Children’s Hospital – $345,000
  3. Project GECHO – Assoc. Prof Jonanthan Carapetis – Menzies School of Health
  4. Cardiomyopathy Study – Prof. Rob Weintraub – Royal Children’s Hosptial
  5. The White Paper: Childhood Heart Disease in Australia – Current Practices and Future needs – Professor Sandra Leggat, La Trobe University.
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