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Minister Hunt Announces CHD Research Grant Recipients

The Federal Government has announced the research grant recipients of the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) $18 million funding into Congenital Heart Disease. 

The CHD grant recipient's projects will support research to provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.

The various projects will align with  the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease, and will target the Research Priorities in the Action Plan in particular:

  • preventing neurodevelopmental and mental health complications
  • understanding the impact of prenatal and postnatal factors affecting the health of children born with CHD and their families, or
  • exploring the role of exercise and increased activity in reducing the impact of CHD.

On behalf of the HeartKids Community we would like to thank the The Hon Greg Hunt MP for his continues support of the our community. We would also like to congratulate all the recipients of the grants and we are looking forward to some insightful and positive outcomes that will support all those in our HeartKids Community." - Fiona Ellis, CEO 

The Grant Recipients:


Funding Amount

Project title

University of Sydney


An Australian Study of the Outcomes and Burden of Congenital Heart Disease

University of Sydney


Congenital Heart Fitness Intervention Trial: CH-FIT

University of Sydney


Personalised Pulmonary Valved Conduits: reducing re-operations in CHD

The University of Adelaide


Maternal exposures, congenital heart defects, and child development

The University of Queensland


Gene Expression to Predict Long-Term Outcome in Infants After Heart Surgery

Queensland University of Technology


CHD LIFE+ family-centred care models supporting long-term neurodevelopment

To read more on the announcement click here.

12 November 2020
Category: General News