UQ health and medical research secures $10.2 million boost

20 Feb 2024

Four Faculty of Medicine researchers are among UQ academics who have received more than $10.2 million through 6 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) schemes to address gaps in health and medical research.

The 9 UQ projects include research to improve physical activity in people living with a stoma, support patients and carers transitioning home after a brain injury, and reduce vaping among adolescents. 

MRFF 2023 Clinician Researchers: Applied Research in Health

  • Professor Ranjeny Thomas from the Frazer Institute will lead research to advance understanding of the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle and resilience program to improve outcomes for patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis.

MRFF 2023 Early to Mid-Career Researchers

  • Dr Arutha Kulasinghe from the Frazer Institute will lead a study to improve metabolic spatial analysis of lung cancer.

MRFF 2023 Chronic Respiratory Conditions

MRFF 2023 Consumer-Led Research

  • Associate Professor Leanne Sakzewski from the Child Health Research Centre will collaborate with families on the development of a Cerebral Palsy Knowledge, Advocacy Skills, and Support program to improve patient outcomes through the NDIS.

Read the full list of recipients