2017 Medical Research Grants Announced

media-1Today, the Chairman of the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, Associate Professor Don McTaggart, today announced the successful recipients of medical research grants for 2017.

Eleven (11) new projects will be funded by Clifford Craig in 2017 with the grants totalling $496,000. Associate Professor McTaggart said the combination of the newly announced grants with the existing research program will see the Clifford Craig allocate in excess of $600,000 for medical research in Northern Tasmania next year.

“This announcement today sees the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust building upon our reputation for facilitating an important clinical medical research program at the Launceston General Hospital which supports local research that is undertaken by medical professionals at the hospital, medical and nursing students, and university researchers”, he said. read more…

Trial to prevent chest infections following upper abdominal surgery – Ianthe Boden

Story courtesy of Examiner Newspaper, Tamara McDonald, Health Reporter, November 9th, 2016

cc101-212A Launceston trial will seek to identify how to successfully prevent respiratory complications after abdominal surgery.

Ianthe Boden, clinical lead cardiorespiratory specialist physiotherapist at the Launceston General Hospital, said without prevention, respiratory infections affected one in three patients after abdominal surgery.

Ms Boden recently received an $80,000 2017 research grant from the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust to continue innovative research into preventing infection. read more…

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