Research partnership and seed grants awarded
16 May 2016
The EPIC Research Group from the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University were successful in being awarded a Research Partnership grant for a mixed-methods project: "Increasing breast screening participation among obese women and women with type 2 diabetes in Western Sydney."
The Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WentWest) and School of Science and Health will provide matched funds (total $19,702.52) to Drs McBride, MacMillan, George, and Dr Steiner to explore the barriers and facilitators to breast screening participation by women with non-communicable diseases in Greater Western Sydney. Findings will inform future interventions to increase participation in breast screening by women who are at risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.
Dr Karren Beattie, Dr Genevieve Steiner and a team of investigators from NICM and the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University were successful in being awarded a Research Seed grant. Titled Applying new technologies to old medicines; Investigating the antivirulence potential of traditional medicine, Dr Beattie's project will re-assess traditional therapies using state-of-the-art antimicrobial assays.
Dr Steiner's project for a qualitative study titled The what, how and why of complementary medicine use by Australians living with dementia will investigate the reasons that people living with dementia and their carers use complementary therapies.