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Funding Awarded 2008


Click on underlined investigator names to link to publications arising from this research.

Limited Budget Support

Principle Investigator Project Title Amount Awarded
Dr Ivor Gerber The long-term effects of aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis on amino-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide. $ 2,000
(not taken up)
Dr Nigel Lever Contribution to a funding package to be used for a randomised clinical trial comparing the continued use of warfarin therapy in patients undergoing pacemaker device implantation versus current standard practice. $14,724

Project Support

Principle Investigator Project Title Amount Awarded
Dr Shay McGuinness A multiple blind randomized controlled trial of sodium bicarbonate in cardiac surgery patients at high-risk of acute kidney injury $85,118
Dr Richard Douglas The role of bacterial and fungal biofilms on the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis $48,000
Prof Alan Merry Multimodal, clinical assessment of a system to reduce error during anaesthesia $38,425
Prof Alan Merry OSCI Trial (Optimising Sedation for Cardiac Intensive Care) $62,698

Senior Fellowships

There were no fellowships awarded in 2008

PhD Scholarship

Principle Investigator Project Title Amount Awarded
Ms Jacqui Hannam Modelling for Awareness Prediction and Simulation (the MAPS Studies) $105,000

Centennial Travel Award for Nurses, Technical, and Paramedical Staff

Principle Investigator Project Title Amount Awarded
Ms Liz Painter To enhance knowledge of the application of current emerging psychological theories, models and interventions for those patients with cardiac conditions at ADHB and transplant patients from NZ who benefit from psychological treatment $5,000

Travel / Conference Support

  International Conferences Domestic Conferences
Senior Registrar Travel Award $15,000 -
Medical (only for those who do not receive CME) $4,900 $2,200
Nursing/Technical/Paramedical $32,028 $5,300

Salary Support

John Neutze Scholarship
Professor Harvey White 

Other Salary Support
Dr Nigel Lever (Cardiology)

Administrative Support
Irene Zeng (Biostatistics), Barbara Semb (Research Support), Nicky Hashfield (Cardiovascular Research Unit)