St George Hospital ICU Director of Research awarded $2.1 million grant

Professor John Myburgh, Director of Research, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St George Hospital, was awarded a grant in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


The grant, valued at $2.1 million, will be used to investigate the impact of sepsis in critically ill patients, especially antimicrobial and neuroendocrine initiatives, to reduce the burden of disease.


“These initiatives include discovery trials of effective antimicrobial treatments in mechanically ventilated patients and those with septic shock, studies of genomic and metabolomics profiles in these patients, health economic analyses and strategies to implement key findings in clinical practice and health policy,” Professor Myburgh said.


The project was funded through the NHMRC’s new grant program, the Investigator Grant Scheme, which aims to support creative and innovative research.


These grants provide five-year funding certainty for high performing health and medical researchers from across all career stages, as well as support for their research groups.


For more information, visit the NHMRC website.

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