Grant success - NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies

Professor Shyamali Dharmage (pictured above) and her team, including several members of the Allergy and Lung Health Unit (ALHU), CEB, have been awarded a grant under the 2020 NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies scheme for the project titled “Providing translatable evidence to advance prevention and management of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease): a longitudinal study from the 1st to 7th decade of life.  The total grant amount is $2,893,319.94 (over 5 years commencing 2021).

This grant will fund the new Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) 7th decade follow-up, which will include detailed phenotyping of COPD (in a new collaboration with Professor George Washko’s imaging laboratory at Harvard University and Professor Meilan Han’s imaging laboratory at the University of Michigan).  The other researchers from the Allergy and Lung Health include Dr Jennifer Perret, Dr Dinh Bui, Dr Don Vicendese, A/Prof Caroline Lodge and A/Prof Adrian Lowe (pictured above).   Please join us in congratulating Shyamali and her team on this exciting achievement!