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
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:
- Professor Jonathan Craig: The global COVID-19-COS Project: establishing core outcomes for trials in people with confirmed and suspected COVID-19
- Professor Jonathan Gleadle: Identification of SARS-CoV-2 virally encoded microRNAs as a novel diagnostic tool for COVID-19
- Professor Claire Roberts: The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) in Hypertensive Patients with COVID-19
- Professor Geraint Rogers: Precision antibiotic strategies to reduce duration of invasive mechanical ventilation and mortality in COVID-19 patients
- Professor Justine Smith: Drugging Transcription of the Novel Coronavirus Receptor
- Associate Professor Anand Ganesan: 3D Printed Facial Guards to Reduce Leak from P2/N95 respirators
- Associate Professor Tina Noutsos: The ASCOT Trial – Darwin
- Dr Jing Jing Wang: Identification of high affinity serum antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients
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