EMF celebrated the recipients of EMF’s latest Queensland Research Program grant rounds at a function in Brisbane on Wednesday, 22nd February.
This event is an annual fixture for EMF, providing the EMF Board with an opportunity to publically congratulate the recent grant recipients from our Queensland Research Program as well as celebrate the ground-breaking research outcomes from this Program.
EMF’s Queensland Research Program is fully funded by the Queensland Government and we were privileged to have as our special guest , the Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard MP, we attended on behalf of the Queensland Minster for Health and the Minister for Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick MP.
Ms Linard is Chair of the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic Family Violence Prevention Committee.
Also speaking at the event were three emergency medicine researchers, and recipients of previous EMF grants: Dr Alexandra Markwell, Associate Professor Julia Crilly and Associate Professor Doug Morel.
At the event, EMF awarded 20 research grants totalling $1,266,626 in funding during the last two grant rounds. Today’s successful recipients were selected from 49 grant applications, requesting $4.7 million. This was the highest number of grant applications ever received by EMF.
EMF Chair, Associate Professor Sally McCarthy said the EMF Board was particularly delighted to see an increase from first-time applicants as well as the number of applications from research teams based in regional and rural emergency departments.
“Half of the funding was awarded to hospitals in the Gold Coast HHS, followed by grants to The Townsville Hospital. For the first time, we awarded grants to the Toowoomba Hospital, Mt Isa Hospital, Rockhampton Hospital and Logan Hospital,” said A/Prof McCarthy.
Scroll down for more information on grant recipients and photos from the event.
Pictured above: Prof John Fraser (accepting award on behalf of Prof Louise Cullen), Dr Don Campbell, Dr Shane George, Leane Linard MP, A/Prof Gerben Keijzers, A/Prof Sally McCarthy, Dr Shane Martin, Dr Rina Savage, Dr Gary Mitchell and Dr Erik Wood
Grant award recipients:
|Principal investigator||Project title||Site||Amount ($)|
|1||Dr Gary Mitchell||Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Occlusion in patients with a Ventricular Paced Rhythm||Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital||16,866|
|2||Dr Richard Pellatt||Effect of Buddy Taping vs Plaster in Boxer’s Fractures (5thMC) –Buddy Study||Gold Coast University Hospital||17,425|
|3||Dr Amy Archer-Jones||Will a replicable ultrasound training intervention improve intravenous cannulation processes?||Gold Coast University Hospital||22,541|
|4||Dr Rina Savage||Prescribing patterns and communication for oxycodone on ED discharge||Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital||34,955|
|5||Dr Sangeeth Mohan||Carotid Doppler Ultrasound with Passive Leg Raise for fluid responsiveness||Logan Hospital||5,150|
|6||Dr Jacob Crosdale||Head and Neck Trauma Transfers for Scanning||Toowoomba Hospital||8,620|
|7||Dr Sheree Conroy||Patients transfers from rural hospitals – are we getting it right?||Toowoomba Hospital||5,940|
|8||Dr Mark Scott||The Value of Avoiding the Pain of IV Catheter Failure||Caboolture Hospital||30,550|
|9||Dr Ogilvie Thom||Link between clinical errors and emergency shift patterns?||Nambour Hospital||19,796|
|10||Dr Shane George||Is prednisolone an effective treatment for Bell’s Palsy in children?||Gold Coast University Hospital||68,179|
|11||Dr Luke Burman||Ketamine versus Propofol in sedation of psychiatric patients requiring retrieval||The Townsville Hospital||$8,400|
|12||Dr Geoffrey Rofe||Evaluating rates of skin colonisation with MRSA or Group A Streptococci||Mt Isa Hospital||68,224|
|13||Dr Denise Blake||First aid oxygen treatment of divers with decompression sickness||The Townsville Hospital||30,003|
|14||Dr Shane Martin||A brief psychological intervention to promote recovery after mild TBI||Ipswich Hospital||69,657|
|15||Dr Erik Wood||Propofol on Trial for Headaches in the Emergency Department setting||Redcliffe Hospital||7,860|
|16||Dr Don Campbell||FEISTY – Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma studY||Gold Coast University Hospital||292,937|
|17||Prof Louise Cullen||Too much of a good thing; Does fluid resuscitation worsen septic shock?||Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital||77,233|
|18||Dr Shane George||Kids THRIVE study: preventing low oxygen levels during emergency intubation in children.||Gold Coast University Hospital||282,290|
|19||Dr Mark Edwards||A data linkage and patient outcome study of aeromedical retrieval services in Central Queensland||Rockhampton||50,000|
|20||Dr Jeremy Furyk||Management of Paediatric Status Epilepticus in Australia and New Zealand||The Townsville Hospital||150,000|
One Quarter founders, Mr Spencer Hayward, Mr Dhruv Goel and Mr Zachary Hayward with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s Dr Alex Markwell, Ms Susan Cox and Ms Angela O’Malia
Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard MP
Members of the EMF Research Support Network, Ms Sharleen Young, Ms Tegwen Howell, Mr Richard Henshaw, Dr Julia Hocking and Ms Kelly Foster
Grant recipient, Dr Shane Martin with members of the research team: Dr Simon Smith, Dr Shannon Edmed and Prof Justin Kenardy
The EMF Board: Mr Jason Currie, A/Prof Ed Oakley, Dr John Wakefield, A/Prof Sally McCarthy, Dr Peter Isdale AM, Dr David Spain and Dr Michael Sinnott
Ms Champika Pattullo, Dr Gary Mitchell, Ms Caitlin Lock and Dr Rina Savage
Ms Tracey Hawkins, Dr Jaimi Greenslade and Dr Shane Martin