Celebrating success

COVID-19 grants announced, fashion creative shifts to making masks, and research remains a priority in tough times.

Grants for COVID-19 projects to accelerate innovation

Professor Jonathan Craig

The College of Medicine and Public Health’s COVID-19 Research Grant scheme (co-funded by FHMRI, the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Flinders NT and the Flinders Foundation) received 35 applications and eight projects have been awarded, which have capacity to significantly contribute to international research efforts.

These grants represent a timely opportunity for FHMRI to demonstrate its capacity for accelerating medical innovation and promoting healthy communities. Congratulation to the successful project recipients:

Making COVID-19 masks fashionable

CitiMag published an online feature about Flinders University creative arts graduate Jana Fuss, who majored in Fashion, shifting from creating exotic lingerie for her independent clothing brand Bizarre to making cotton face masks to help keep COVID-19 at bay. She was inspired by frontline workers – like her mum, who is a Flinders Medical Centre nurse – facing shortages of face masks.

Research amidst disruption 

Professor Ross McKinnon hosted a research forum for College of Medicine and Public Health staff and HDR students (view the forum), sharing the continuing work of researchers at the college and the University’s focus on ensuring no HDR student will be disadvantaged by disruptions caused by COVID-19.
FHMRI will begin regular online fora on Research Communities of Practice, targeted to different groups, to support its research continuation and growth amid the current challenges.
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