Providing school based eyecare to improve learning and promote equitable outcomes in South Australia

Providing school based eyecare to improve learning and promote equitable outcomes in South Australia

Chief Investigator: Professor Nicola Anstice Funding Amount : $99,439 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Twenty-five percent of South Australian primary school children do not have the spectacles they need for clear and comfortable
High Quality Online Literacy Instruction for South Australian Children with Down Syndrome

High Quality Online Literacy Instruction for South Australian Children with Down Syndrome

Chief Investigator: Professor Joanne Arciuli Funding Amount : $99,988 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: We know that “learning to read is not a privilege, but a basic and essential human right” (Ontario Human
The impact of the complement system on fetal brain and retinal development during viral infection.

The impact of the complement system on fetal brain and retinal development during viral infection.

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Jillian Carr Funding Amount : $98,679 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Sometimes, viral infection during pregnancy infects the baby with devastating and permanent effects on the brain and eye.
A new therapy to mature preterm lungs without damaging the brain

A new therapy to mature preterm lungs without damaging the brain

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Kathryn Gatford Funding Amount : $100,000 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS), such as betamethasone, are standard clinical care for women at risk of preterm
Reversing fetal growth restriction for better pregnancy and infancy health.

Reversing fetal growth restriction for better pregnancy and infancy health.

Chief Investigator: Dr Macarena Gonzalez Funding Amount : $100,000 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: Fetal growth restriction causes 5.4% of perinatal deaths in Australia and a 3-fold increase in offspring chronic
When should we vaccinate pregnant women against COVID-19 to offer the best protection to infants?

When should we vaccinate pregnant women against COVID-19 to offer the best protection to infants?

Chief Investigator: Professor Helen Marshall AM Funding Amount : $90,000 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for pregnant women at any gestational age to decrease the risks of
Does the presence of lung infection impact the efficacy of cystic fibrosis airway gene therapy?

Does the presence of lung infection impact the efficacy of cystic fibrosis airway gene therapy?

Chief Investigator: Dr Alexandra McCarron (Early Career Researcher) Funding Amount : $40,060 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: This project will evaluate a novel treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic, progressive,