MDRI members reap rewards in latest ARC grants

Dr Saulo Martelli, one of the MDRI’s newest members, has secured $372,744 in the recent ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) for funds commencing in 2014. The funded project will investigate femoral fractures by using mirco finite-element models to form a better understanding as to what happens during fractures of the femur. The project will investigate why/what makes femurs fracture, and what happens to the bone tissue architecture during fracture. The resulting knowledge will have future orthopaedic applications.

An ARC Discovery grant has also been awarded to MDRI member, A/ Prof Murk Bottema, together with Prof Paul Arbon. The $247,000 ARC Discovery Project grant will provide prospective analysis of data to develop a non-linear predictive model of patient volumes in hospitals during crisis response. Whilst a predictive model constructed through linear modelling has been widely used in this context, it is thought that using non-linear modelling may provide more accurate patient predictive models, given patient presentations are non-linear in character.

Well done Saulo and Murk, and all other ARC grant recipients.

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