The Diabetes SA Research Grants Program has delivered $300,000 in funding, all to researchers from the University of Adelaide.
The grants program, which launched in 2018, funds research into diabetes detection, prevention and management.
Worldwide, there are 415 million people living with diabetes and it is the fastest growing chronic health condition in the world today. Without significant change it is estimated that 642 million people will have diabetes by 2040.
The Diabetes SA Research Grants Program recipients each receive $100,000. They are:
• Dr Megan Penno – for deep profiling for early biomarkers of progression to islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes in mother-infant dyads participating in the ENDIA study, to the University of Adelaide, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
• Dr David Jesudason – for addressing life threatening ketoacidosis associated with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and key antidiabetic medicines, to the University of Adelaide and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
• Dr Cher-Rin Chong – for a novel strategy for cardiovascular protection in type 2 diabetes, to the University of Adelaide, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“Many of the State’s best researchers are part of our University, and this latest support for three of our best teams will support excellent research directed at real and positive impact.”Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Adelaide
Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Adelaide congratulated the three researchers for their vision to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
“Many of the State’s best researchers are part of our University, and this latest support for three of our best teams will support excellent research directed at real and positive impact,” Professor Middelberg said.
“It is testament to their abilities that the University of Adelaide is able to work with important organisations such as Diabetes SA on some of the most pressing medical issues around this silent killer.”
Diabetes SA Chief Executive Officer, Angelique Pasalidis says the three University of Adelaide researchers were selected by an esteemed panel of diabetes experts to receive $100,000 each for their diabetes research projects.
“These research projects are vital to changing the future for people living with diabetes, and we are very much looking forward to providing regular progress reports and updates as their projects get underway,” Ms Pasalidis said.
For more information visit Diabetes SA.