$896,000 Health and Medical Research Funding for Central Queensland University
The Australian Government is providing $896,350 in new health and medical research funding to the Central Queensland University.
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The Hon Nicola Roxon MP29 October 2009
Minister for Health and Ageing
Kirsten Livermore MP
Member for Capricornia
The Rudd Government is providing $896,350 in new health and medical research funding to the Central Queensland University.
The funding, part of a $500 million government investment into the future health and wellbeing of all Australians, will be provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council.
NHMRC is the Commonwealth Government’s peak funding body for health and medical research. It selects projects for funding from among a large number of applications.
This funding will enable researchers at the university to contribute to the Government’s health reform agenda to improve the health of all Australians.
The research produced will enable us to better understand, tackle and even prevent chronic disease and other health problems in the future.
The largest slice of the overall funding has gone to Project Grants, which support individuals and teams conducting research into all areas of health. Central Queensland University has received one project grant:
WALK 2.0; using the web to promote physical activity More than half of Australians do not get enough exercise to achieve health benefits, such as reducing obesity and chronic illness. This research will look at internet based programs that have the potential to reach large numbers of people to promote physical activity, and assesses program effectiveness. The research will be carried out by Prof William Mummery and his team, with funding of $896,350.
This round of funding also includes NHMRC’s Project Grant, Enabling Grant, Partnership for Better Health Grant, Standard Equipment Grant, Fellowship and Career Development Award schemes.
For more information on the funding schemes, and a full list of successful projects, visit www.nhmrc.gov.au
Media contacts: Minister Roxon’s office, 02 6277 7220
Carolyn Norrie, NHMRC, 0422 008 512 or 02 6217 9190
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