MACH project on thunderstorm asthma to receive MRFF funding


The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) has received Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding for the MACH project ‘Melbourne Thunderstorm Epidemic of Asthma: Solving the puzzle’. This project is one of four MACH projects to receive MRFF funding in 2017.

The lead researcher for the Thunderstorm Asthma project is Professor Jo Douglass, a Clinical Director of the Lung Health Research Centre (LHRC,) which is one of the research groups in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

The LHRC is a partnership between lung researchers in the Department of Pharmacology, where the Centre is based, and leading clinical research groups at the Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Immunology at Royal Melbourne Hospital. This cross-disciplinary project will involve personnel from the following participating organisations: UoM, WEHI, Melbourne Health, Western Health, Austin Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Seqirus Australia, Asthma Australia and the National Asthma Council.

Our congratulations to Professor Jo Douglass and the LHRC team on receiving this funding.