Results of Round 2 National Blood Sector Research and Development Pilot

The NBA was impressed with the number and quality of submissions for Round 2. The NBA was grateful to have received high quality input from clinical, research and government experts who participated in the review process and assisted the NBA in determining the mix of projects to be funded within the limited pilot budget.  The NBA is confident that the funded research will provide significant inroads towards achievement of the blood sector’s research outcomes. An overview of the successful applications is presented below:

PBM Project Grants

Principal chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount

Scientific Project Title

Ms Bronwyn Pearse

University of the Sunshine Coast

$71,090

Implementing Evidence Based Bleeding Management in Cardiac Surgery

Dr Seng Chai Chua

Western Sydney Local Health District

(WSLHD)

$82,059

The effect of intravenous iron and blood

transfusion on patients’ outcomes in women with low haemoglobin after birth

PBM Early Career Research Grant (Scholarship)

 

Early Career Researcher

Administering Institution

Amount

Scientific Project Title

Dr Michelle Roets The University of Queensland $30,000 Intraoperative cell salvage a safer and cost effective alternative to allogeneic blood transfusion
Dr Alison Mo Monash University $30,000 Risks and clinical outcomes of anaemia in the elderly to inform transfusion policy 

Ig Project Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount

Scientific Project Title

A/Prof Erica Wood Monash University $447,567 Improving national immunoglobulin stewardship and clinical outcomes for patients with myeloma 
Dr William Mulley Monash University $450,000 IVIg in Chronic Rejection of Renal Transplants

Ig Seed Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount

Scientific Project Title

A/Prof Elizabeth Gardiner Australian National University $105,412  Improved strategies in management of

Immune thrombocytopenia