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Funding Awarded By Sydney Vital

The research projects below were awarded by Sydney Vital. We will post their progress when it is submitted and to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards, check out our grant schemes.

#AwardeeInstitutionSupervisorResearch TitleAmount
Awarded
1Jerikho BulanadiKolling Institute of Medical ResearchProf Ross SmithChemotherapeutic prodrugs incorporated within recombinant high density lipoprotein nanoparticles as a modality of targeted delivery.$15,000
2Emma ColvillSydney University Medical SchoolProf Paul KeallThe bench-to-bedside clinical implementation of real-time targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer$15,000
3Grace GiffordHaematology and Anatomical Pathology Departments. Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, SydneyDr William StevensonGene expression profiling of high grade B-cell lymphomas with NanoString nCounter technology. Validation of a novel diagnostic platform and implementation into clinical use for prognostication and therapeutic decision-making.$15,000
4Dr Anthony GloverKolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore HospitalProf Stanley SidhuNoncoding RNAs as tumour suppressors in adrenal cancer: Unlocking the mechanisms to improve patient outcomes.$15,000
5Diana HatoumFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Najah NassifA Role for p14ARF-p53 in Treatment Resistance and Recurrence in Hormone-dependent Breast Cancer.$15,000
6Samuel BrennanFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Rose Martiniello-WilksDevelopment of a non-invasive liquid biopsy for prostate cancer: Identification of unique exosome microRNA (exomiR) signatures in patient body fluids for cancer diagnosis and prognosis.$15,000
7Ben HarrisSydney Medical School, University of SydneyDr Kellie CharlesInvestigating mechanisms of chemoresistance to platinum drugs mediated by systemic inflammation.
$15,000
8Adrian LeeBill Walsh Translation Cancer Research Laboratory, Kolling InstituteDr Viive Howell"Do molecular aberrations in the tumour predict for venous thrombotic episodes in patients with
glioblastoma multiforme?"
$15,000
9Jaynish ShahSydney Medical School, University of SydneyProf Deborah MarshInvestigating the complexity of p53 pathways in ovarian cancer: are non-coding RNAs the key?$15,000
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Research Scholarship Awards Round 3 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to offer 5 x Research Scholarship Awards to the value of $15,000 each for one year to students, preclinical and clinical researchers working in the area of Translational Cancer Research. These awards are to be used to support the research and are to be spent at the discretion of the student and their supervisor(s).

Key Dates for Round 3

Call for Applications: 1 September 2015

Closing Date for Applications: 1 October 2015

Announcement of Outcome: 1 November 2015

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Other Grant Opportunities

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Implementation Research Pilot projects – CLOSED

CALL FOR EOI’S

Sydney Vital is calling for proposals for implementation research pilot projects via an Expression of Interests (EOI) process.
Sydney Vital will provide financial support for a number of implementation research projects in the 2015 calendar year.

This expression of interest (EOI) may include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
• Educate Sydney Vital member network on implementation (T3) of evidence based supportive care strategies for cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
• Develop Health Professional Education modules using e-learning techniques which can be made available to clinicians in NSW.
• Identify new clinical pathways or techniques based on the evidence based guidelines suitable for implementation
• Test methods for delivery of psychosocial support and reduction of treatment toxicity
• Evaluating new approaches to breast reconstruction and their impact on Quality of Life (QoL).
• Identify ways to improve management of survivorship issues in cancer patients.
• Test new methods of care or prognostic factors for patients with late stage cancer.

FUNDING AVAILABLE
Up to $25,000 in funding to support the undertaking of an implementation research project. The funding must be spent within 12 months of receiving the award. Management team may allocate funding to one or more projects.

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Closing Date for EOI’s: Friday, 5 June 2015

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Supportive care, end stage tumour, and end-of life management – CLOSED

CALL FOR EOI’S FOR PILLAR LEADERS

Sydney Vital is seeking 2 individuals to act as leader for Pillar 4:
“Supportive care, end stage tumours, and end-of life management”. The Pillar’s aims are deliberately broad to allow scope to explore and exploit strengths within the partner organisations. The Pillar provides base funding of $10 k p.a. (which can be further leveraged) to support activities to bring Pillar members together to develop new programs of research, both basic science and clinical, and to expand networks and collaborations. Ideally, the Pillars would have outputs that impact on the T1, T2 and T3 domains of translational research as defined by the CINSW, or the Sydney Vital Flagship Programs 1, 2, or 3 (www.sydneyvital.org.com). The Pillar leader is ideally an early to mid-career researcher who is currently developing their research portfolio.

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Closing Date for EOI’s: Friday, 5th June 2015

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Postgraduate Scholarship – Closed

microRNA Translational Research

Funding Body:
The Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Funding Source:
Sydney Medical School Foundation

Description:
The Kolling Institute of Medical Research is the principal centre of health and medical research affiliated with the Northern Sydney Local Health District. As a centre of research excellence the Kolling has a major role in research training through the Sydney Medical School (Northern Clinical School) of the University of Sydney.

The Cancer Genetics Adrenal Laboratory studies neoplasms of the adrenal cortex (adrenocortical tumours) and of the adrenal medulla (phaeochromocytomas). Overall the work focuses on discovering markers to assist with the early identification of malignancy, and finding genes which will lead to a greater understanding of the pathogenesis of adrenal tumours and thereby ultimately improving the clinical management of these patients and their families. Adrenocortical cancer (ACC) is an aggressive malignancy with limited treatment options. Recent studies have shown that a number of microRNAs are down-regulated in ACC, indicating their potential as a tumour suppressor gene and therapeutic target.

We are pleased to offer a PhD scholarship to a skilled and motivated PhD candidate to join our translational research team headed by Professor Stan Sidhu. We are seeking applications from outstanding medical science/biology graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in translation medical research, in particular cancer research. The role involves an interdisciplinary research project elucidating the mechanism of microRNA as a tumour suppressor gene and potential therapeutic target in ACC. This project will provide an opportunity to gain experience in cancer genetics, cell biology and cancer translational research.

The successful full-time candidates will be supervised by Dr Jing Ting Zhao and Professor Stan Sidhu and. The position is located in the Cancer Genetics Group of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonard, NSW, 2065.

Eligibility:
The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science/Biology with Class I Honours or equivalent
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and detailed research experiments and analysis of results.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a part of team
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency

Amount awarded:
$25,392 per annum (tax exempt), up to 3 years. The stipend rate is indexed annually on 1st January.

Application guide:
To submit an application for this position please email directly to Dr Jing Ting Zhao at [email protected].

  • Applications should include a cover letter with a brief research statement addressing the above criteria, a current CV including names of two referees and a copy of your Academic Transcripts.
  • All enquiries are forwarded to Dr Jing Ting Zhao on the email above or (02) 9926 4769.

Students with an interest in cancer genetics, endocrinology and related fields of translational medicine are encouraged to apply.

Closing date:
10th October 2014

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