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Grants

The Centre for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care has received significant research grant funding since the centre was established. Research grants received in the past five years include:

2010

  • NHMRC 634504 Bruce D, Starkstein S, Bucks R, Davis R, Davis T, Pierson R, Martins R, Lenzo N. Cognitive decline in Type II Diabetes Melletis, Investigating the contribution of neurodegeneration and cerebro-vascular disease. Total Grant - $624,000 over four years 2010-2013.
  • DCRC2 Dementia Collaborative Research Centres on Prevention, Early Intervention and Risk Reduction (Second Round Funding). Grant funded by Australian Government Dept of Health and Ageing comprising Australian National University; University Melbourne; Alzheimer’s Australia, Victoria; Edith Cowan University; University of Queensland. Total Grant - $590,000 over three years 2010-2012.
  • West Australian State Government Award RN Martins, for Discovery of biomarkers for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Total Grant - $2,205,000.00 over four years 2010-2013.
  • NHMRC 595312 Martins RN, Martins I, LaDu MJ, Sharman M, The effect of human apoE isoforms and apoE receptors on the clearance of oligomeric A 42 by hepatocytes in vitro. Total Grant - $409,650 over three years 2010-2012.
  • NHMRC 595300 Martins RN, Martin-Iverson M, Taddei K, Enhancing peripheral clearance of beta amyloid as a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Total Grant - $529,125 over three years 2010-2012.

2009

  • NHMRC 480102 ECU Martins RN, Sharman MJ, Munch G, Wenk M, Halliwell B, Vijayalakshmi R. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Strategic Grants. Evaluation of Combination Nutritional Supplement Therapies in the Prevention of Alzheimer's disease in a Transgenic Mouse Model. Total Grant $484,675.

2008

  • 2008 Research Infrastructure Block Grant Cardiovascular and Respiratory Stress Testing System. Chief investigators: Robert U. Newton, Michael McGuigan, Daniel Galvao, Jeremiah J. Peiffer. 2008 - $82,316.
  • 2008 NHMRC Project Grant A Phase III clinical trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer. Chief investigators: Robert U. Newton, Dennis Taaffe, Nigel Spry and Daniel Galvão. – Total Grant $500,000. Expected completion: 2011.
  • Australian Research Council. LEIF equipment grant (LE0882866). MALDI Imaging and Protein Analysis Facility for WA. Prof AH Millar; Prof SM Smith; Prof CL Raston; Prof RN Martins; Prof LW Simmons; Prof JK Olynyk; Prof GA Stewart; Prof PJ Leedman; Prof LD Beazley; Prof JM Whelan; A/Prof PV Attwood; Dr A Vrielink; Prof CS Bond; Prof SA Dunlop; Dr AJ Bakker; Dr PG Arthur; Prof GC Yeoh; Dr JL Heazlewood; Dr BC Baer; Dr H Eubel; Dr NL Taylor; Dr G Verdile; Dr PG Besant; Dr KL Swaminatha‑Iyer; Dr PM Finnegan; Dr M Ludwig. 2008, $470,000
  • 2008 Healthway Project Grant Promoting physical activity to improve the outcome of depression in later life (ACTIVEDEP). Chief investigators: Osvaldo Almeida, Robert U. Newton, Moira Sim, Michael Rosenberg, Jon Pfaff, Leon Flicker – Total Grant $359,927. Expected completion: 2011.
  • Awarded 2008 M. Jiwa, M. O’Connor, A. Girgis, J. Hughrs, T. Shaw, P Davidson, A. Wilkinson, J. Mullen, C. Fisher, G. Halkett, L. Oldham, L. Monterosso, C. Toye, M. Dooley, M. Garlapp, P. Tuffin, S. Thompson, T. Packer, K. Cousins. Strengthening the role of the community pharmacist in palliative care provision (tender – palliative care. Funded by Pharmacy Guild of Australia, $643,534.
  • Awarded 2008 G. Grande, K. Stajduhar, L. Kristjanson, S. Aoun, C. Toye. British Academy Small Grants Award £10,000. International caregiving research collaborative.
  • C. Toye, J, Tieman, L. Oldham, L. Kristjanson, D. Currow, M. Hegarty, & J. Abbey. Development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community setting. Tender let by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Total Grant $457,582. Expected completion: July 2008.
  • NHMRC Equipment Grant 2008 Micro volume spectrophotometer for Alzheimer’s and Melanoma Disease Research. Martins RN, Verdile G, Bates K, Sharman M, Lui J, Singh S, Gupta V, Sleptsova I, Martins I, Taddei K, Foster J, Ziman M, Brown M. $16,995.
  • Neurotrauma Research Program. Foster J, Knuckey N, Martins RN, The Role of APOE as a Modulator in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury – Total Grant $120,000.

2007

  • National Health and Medical Research Council. The Role of gonadotropins in regulating the production of Alzheimer’s beta amyloid. Prof Ralph Martins, Dr Giuseppe Verdile, Prof Gary Hulse, Prof Tae Ji. 2007, $168,750; 2008, $108,750; 2009: $108,750
  • The Wickings Trust R Newton, RN Martins "Keeping the Aged Healthy, Happy and Independent through Physical and Cognitive Exercise" – Total Grant $446,100.

2006

  • Awarded 2006. A. Williams, L. Oldham, and C. Toye. Evaluating the feasibility and effect of using a hospital wide coordinated approach to introduce evidence-based changes for pain management. Funded by the Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant), Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & St John of God Hospital, Subiaco - $59,998. Outcome: the implementation and evaluation of an evidence based practice approach to pain management.
  • Awarded 2006 C. Toye, working with a consortium of Alzheimer’s Australia, McCusker Training and Development, the Aged Care Association of Australia (ACAA), and Aged Care Services (WA) led by David Gribble. Providing dementia care skills for aged care workers. Dementia Care Essentials grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing – Total Grant $1.2m, ECU (evaluation) portion $47,863 revised to $48,863. Outcome: evaluation tools developed, tested, and refined (these were then used by the national evaluators). Evaluation completed.
  • Awarded 2006 P. Wharton, C. Toye, S. Coucher, and B. S. Dicker. Development and implementation of a ‘’First Intervention Dementia Service’ Dementia Service Development Grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing – Total Grant $148,962, ECU evaluation portion $6,281. Outcome: the implementation and evaluation of a dementia support service.

2005

  • NIH (USA) Program Grant, Prof Sam Gandy Farber Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Prof Jorge Ghiso, New York University, Prof. Joseph D Buxbaum Mt Sinai School of Medicine, and Prof. Ralph Martins, UWA and ECU Interdisciplinary Approach to Alzheimer Drug Discovery. Prof Martins allocation US$770,615. 4 Years 30 September 2005 – 30 September 2009.
  • K. Auret, P. Moffat, C. Toye, L.J. Kristjanson, C.R. Goucke, D. Bruce, and S. Schug. Testing pain assessment tools for older people with cognitive impairment: A comparison of three pain assessment tools. Grant from Hollywood Private Hospital Total Grant $10,000. Completed.
  • S. Gibson, R. Nay, J. J. Abbey, L. Kristjanson, C. R. Goucke, and C. Toye. Implementation of sustainable evidence-based practice for the assessment and management of pain in residential aged care facilities.Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care. Total Grant $1,153,480.90
  • NHMRC Dementia Grant Title: A Randomised Clinical Trial of Cognitive Activity for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. CIs: Vidovich M, Almeida OP, Lautenschlager NT, Flicker L. Total Grant $467,000
  • NHMRC 426406 ECU Martins R, Verdile G, Hulse G, Ji Tae. The role of Gonadotropins in the production of Alzheimer's beta amyloid. No salary for CIA Std Total Grant $400,250.
  • NHMRC 453622 University of Adelaide and ECU Truncating presenilin mutations and their effects of gamma-secretase activity, tau and beta-catenin. CIA Michael Lardelli, CIB Ralph Martins.
    Total Grant $495,050.
  •  FIB-Lief The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre WA Focussed Ion Beam Nanofabrication and Milling Facility Arie Van Riessen, Ralph Martins et al (Curtin) (UWA) (ECU). Total Grant $500,000.
  • Dementia Collaborative Research Centres on Prevention, Early Intervention and Risk Reduction. Grant funded by Australian Government Dept of Health & Ageing comprising Australian National University; University Melbourne; Alzheimer’s Australia, Victoria; Edith Cowan University; University of Queensland.
    Total Grant $1,323,000
  • Edith Cowan University, together Western Australian Dept of Health, University of Western Australia and in collaboration with University of Melbourne headed by Professor Colin Masters CSIRO Flagship Collaborative Research Program Detecting and Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: towards diet and lifestyle interventions. Total Grant $3,000,000
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