The Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the successful NHMRC grants today. The University of Sydney was awarded $61 million for 34 Investigator Grant projects and four Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) schemes.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison welcomed the announcement.
“This outstanding result is testament to the calibre of our researchers, the important areas of research they are pursuing, and the University’s position as a leader in health and medical research more generally. I was delighted to see such a strong performance from both the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science, which demonstrates the breadth and quality of our research in these areas," Professor Ivison said.
“This round we received the largest number of CREs ever led by the University of Sydney. Our sustained grant success reflects the outward focus of our academic community and our commitment to shaping the future of health in Australia.”
The University will lead four new CREs to improve outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease, childhood obesity prevention, reduce medical overuse, and find treatments for inflammatory arthritis.
Highlights of grants awarded to Sydney researchers in this round include: