Publish Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:30

Professor Ruth Hubbard Receives $1.5 million in research funding 

The funding was announced as part of the Morrison Government commitment for research into aged care and better outcomes for older Australians, as a part of more than $400 million commitment to world-leading medical research projects aimed at improving the health of Australians.

Prof Hubbard from UQ Faculty of Medicine and her team were awarded the second highest funding amount by acting Minister for Health, the Hon. Alan Tudge MP, and Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck. Prof Hubbard and her team received the 'Targeted Call for Research into Frailty in Hospital Care' grant based on their application to implement a comprehensive geriatric assessment for frail older people with chronic kidney disease to increase attainment of patient-identified goals.

It is hoped that this investment in health and medical research will place Australia at the leading edge of research in areas like genomics, and will support the search for cures and treatments including for rare cancers.

“This latest allocation of funding contributes to ensuring the needs of the elderly will be met, now and into the future,” Minister Colbeck said.

Congratulations to Prof Hubbard and her team who will be leading this project right here from TRI. 

To see the full list of recipients, please see here