LOCAL medical research has had a boost to the tune of more than half a million dollars thanks to a Fremantle not-for-profit group.
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has awarded 15 grants totalling $557,292 to researchers in the south metropolitan area exploring a range of health issues including diabetes, obesity, pregnancy and blood and cardiology issues.
Foundation chair Mark Balfour said four research teams were awarded $100,000 each as part of the Spinnaker Collaborative Partnership Grants, while 11 researchers shared more than $150,000 each as part of the annual research awards.
“As a part of 20th anniversary celebration, Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has awarded four research grants of $100,000 each to research groups conducting research into important health issues such as diabetes, prenatal health, heart disease and cancer,” he said.
“This is the first time that the Foundation has awarded such significant amounts into individual research projects.
“Congratulations to each of the researchers who were successful in attracting award grants.
“I wish them all the best in their research work and reporting and I look forward to the high prospects of great outcomes progressively in the years ahead.”