Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:30

Diabetes Australia announces new research grants for Queensland

Each year outstanding research projects are selected through a merit based, competitive, peer review process. The Awards were presented on Wednesday, 17th July at a special National Diabetes Week event held in Brisbane. Winners of the grants include, Professor Josephine Forbes, Mater Research Institute-UQ for her work on ‘Targeting mitochondrial dysfunction to treat diabetic kidney disease’ and Dr Moe Thuzar, The University of Queensland for her research on ‘Defining the Novel Effects of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonism on Adiposity and Glucose Homeostasis – A Randomised Controlled Trial’

The Diabetes Australia Research Program was established in 1987 to support and develop diabetes related research across Australia. The program provides funding towards the prevention, management and cure of all types of diabetes, as well as enabling and fostering young and upcoming researchers in the field of diabetes research.

Diabetes Queensland CEO Sturt Eastwood welcomed the research funding.

“In the last century diabetes research has changed the way people live with and think about diabetes and I’m excited to see what the future holds,” Mr Eastwood said.

“We will continue to fundraise and invest in diabetes research until we’ve found a cure.”

With more than 300 applications submitted, it is a highly competitive grant to win. The two other winners announced were:  

  •  Professor Jonathan Golledge, James Cook University: 'Testing a novel treatment for diabetes-associated ischemic foot ulceration'
  • Professor Jeffery Coombes, University of Queensland: 'Feasibility, Acceptability and Efficacy of the Physical Activity Index (PAI) e-health Program in Type 2 Diabetes'

Pictured, L-R:  Diabetes Queensland CEO Sturt Eastwood, Dr Moe Thuzar, Professor Jeffery Coombes, Professor Josephine Forbes and Diabetes Australia CEO Greg Johnson. 

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