10 new medical research projects are being funded by The Common Good, putting the money raised from the successful 2020 Ekka Strawberry Sundaes campaign to immediate use.
Following a campaign where 90,000 sundaes were sold and 5,625 hours of research were funded, The Common Good has moved quickly to add to the existing 130 projects already underway.
The Common Good’s New Investigator Grants program has awarded grants to ten research projects based at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, kicking off the careers of researchers who will study areas including heart failure, nutrition, lung diseases including Asthma and the development of a cardiac pump that will keep failing hearts alive, amongst a variety of others.
Each of these projects is scheduled to run for approximately 12 months and will contribute further to the vast library of knowledge researchers at The Common Good have discovered across the last 30 years.
The Common Good CEO Michael Hornby said that he was extremely proud that the foundation was able to fund these 10 new projects, thanks to a very successful Strawberry Sundaes campaign.
“Brisbane really came together for The Common Good over the last month or so, with an incredible amount of support for our Strawberry Sundaes campaign, so it is fantastic to be able to fund these new projects right here in Brisbane,” said Hornby.
“We are very fortunate to have world-leading scientists and researchers based at The Prince Charles Hospital, and The Common Good is extremely pleased that we can fund these Queensland based projects that will hopefully have positive outcomes for the health of not just Queenslanders, but all Australians.
“We look forward to seeing the results of these projects, and the more than 130 other projects currently underway, in years to come.”
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