Continued support for Western Australian clinicians as they pioneer the way to better health outcomes

The Raine Medical Research Foundation is delighted to share that a $3.6 million partnership with the Government has been renewed to fund groundbreaking research undertaken by Clinicians.

On the 14th of June 2024, Medical Research Minister, The Honourable Stephen Dawson, announced that the Government has renewed the outcomes driven Clinician Research Fellowship program with the Raine Medical Research Foundation, which secures the program to 2027.

The Fellowship program, co-funded through the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund, marks the continuation of a significant partnership with the Raine Foundation, which will continue to support Clinicians pursue innovative research aimed at improving community health outcomes.

Clinicians, most recently funded under the program include Dr Collin Chin who is working toward advancing state-of-the art cancer treatments and bringing new technology to Western Australia. Dr Bradley MacDonald is determining ways to enhance health outcomes for children suffering from rheumatic heart disease. Dr Lisa van der Lee is undertaking a world first approach to optimize the management of pneumonia in patients admitted to intensive care, and Dr Daniel Yeoh is pioneering new diagnostics for pulmonary fungal disease in immunocompromised children.

Minister Dawson commented on the importance of the partnership sharing that, “With the Raine Foundation’s 60-year history supporting health and medical research, continuing this partnership is another significant step to supporting local researchers to develop breakthrough treatments that will help improve health outcomes for Western Australians.”

Further information on the announcement made by Minister Stephen Dawson visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/media-statements/Cook-Labor-Government/Government-backs-WA-clinicians-to-continue-vital-medical-research–20240614