Rapid Applied Research Translation – Round 1 (2018)

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) provides a long-term sustainable source of funding for endeavours that aim to improve health outcomes, quality of life and health system sustainability across Australia. 

The MRFF first funded Sydney Health Partners in late 2017, providing money which was disbursed in an initial round of grants under the Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) scheme (Round 1), which have since been completed and are listed below.

You can read about these projects in our Impact Report 2018: Bringing the pieces together

AuthorProject
Dr Sarah Maguire
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
S Madden, M Cunich
The implementation of an evidence-based treatment in the hospital-to-community pathways for children & adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
Associate Professor Angela Webster
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
K Sud, E O'Lone, K McCaffery, H Shepherd, D Muscat
Supporting culturally-diverse adults with Chronic Kidney Disease to engage in shared decision making successfully.
Professor Barbara Fazekas de St Groth
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
S Kao, S Clarke, N Pavlakis, R Hui, D Karikios
Predicting response to checkpoint therapy in lung cancer. These therapies are expensive and can induce severe immune-related adverse events so there is an urgent unmet need to predict which patients are likely to respond.
Dr Dinny Graham
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
C Clarke, P Dinh, E Elder, N Pathmanathan
Affordable genomic testing for improved breast cancer outcomes in disadvantaged Australian populations.
Professor David Hunter
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
OAChangeMap: Moving from best practice models of osteoarthritis care to system level implementation and impact.
Professor Jacob George
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
G McCaughan
Maximising Cures for HCV in Marginalised Communities - e.g., those with a history of injecting drug use, and other disadvantaged socioeconomic groups.
Professor Jonathan Morris
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
Does real time data reduce clinical variation and improve patient outcome in acute chest pain?
Professor Madeleine King
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
M Tinsley, C Rutherford, R Speerin, A Butcher, L Soars
Enablers and barriers to implementing patient reported measures to improve patient self-management and behaviour change, clinical care and health services.
Professor Nicholas Wood
SYDNEY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL NETWORK (WESTMEAD)
T McGee, S Chua, M Nicholl, R Ogle, J Hyett
Efficacy and safety of vaccination in “at risk” pregnant women and impact on infant immune responses to vaccines.
Professor Robyn Jamieson
SYDNEY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL NETWORK (WESTMEAD)
Genomic Eye Medicine Initiative - translate genomics testing for genetic eye disease developed through research into the clinical setting at four participating hospitals.
Professor Sarah Hilmer
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
D Le Couteur
Polypharmacy in the Elderly - develop and provide information for patients and caregivers at discharge from acute geriatric services about ceasing to use inappropriate medications identified during their hospital stay.
Professor Tim Shaw
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
C Kielly-Carroll, A Janssen
Using EHR data to drive translation of evidence into practice and improve cancer care provided by teams and individuals.
Professor Jonathan Morris
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
M Nicholl, T McGee, I Alahakoon, T Nippita, J Ford
Are we there yet? Optimising timing of planned birth to improve newborn outcomes and reduce health service costs.
Professor Clara Chow
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
G Figtree, L Kritharides
Cardiology Rapid Access Clinics - an outpatient management pathway for patients presenting to Emergency Department with chest pain, providing quick evaluation, investigations and management in a specialised outpatient setting.