This new initiative by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) will invest close to $1M into the prevention and management of childhood disability and disease, in South Australia.
Designed for mid-career researchers, the program also addresses improving quality of life for young people and adults resulting from childhood disability and disease.
Fellowships have been awarded to Dr Zlatko Kopecki, Future Industries Institute Foundation Fellow (Senior Research Fellow) at University of South Australia, and Luke Grzeskowiak, Associate Professor (Practitioner Fellow) at Flinders University, which will commence in July 2021.
Dr Kopecki’s Fellowship in Childhood Wound Infections will aim to understand the bacterial composition of blister wounds in children with epidermolysis bullosa, which will inform the development of more targeted approaches to combat infection and guide clinical EB management and antibiotic stewardship.
Associate Professor Grzeskowiak’s goal with his Fellowship in Medicines Use and Safety is to establish a sophisticated and robust approach for routinely evaluating medication safety and effectiveness during pregnancy and lactation to optimise birth outcomes and future child health.