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New $3.5 million investment to further medical research

L-R Dr Claudia Giurgiuman, General Manager, Prof Marylouise Fleming, Chair of the Research Committee and Samantha Birrell, Senior Research Manager

Wesley Medical Research is delighted to announce a $3.5 million investment in medical research across a range of illnesses and disease including neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Ataxia-Telangiectasia, severe depression), cancer (brain, breast, lung, endometrial, prostate, colon), cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, respiratory disease, orthopaedics and perioperative services.

Researchers and health professionals from across all UnitingCare Hospitals (The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital at Hervey Bay) were invited to apply for funding and a total of 44 applications were received. Following assessment by independent experts, a total of 24 projects were selected for funding. Of these, 6 projects form part of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Centre established to combat the global pandemic.

“The voices of those who suffer in silence must be heard. Medical research is the mechanism by which we hear these voices ..."

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“The voices of those who suffer in silence must be heard. Medical research is the mechanism by which we hear these voices – searching for cures and treatments for debilitating illnesses and life-threatening disease that too often don’t get attention. For many people, their disease is just as threatening as COVID-19. These are the people we must fight for too.” Samantha Birrell, Senior Research Manager, Wesley Medical Research said.

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