The University of Adelaide has been awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects, one of them in the area of Indigenous oral health. The other project areas include preterm birth, cancer and mental illness.
An amount of $2,598,056 has been awarded to Professor Lisa Jamieson, from Adelaide Dental School, to facilitate best practice oral care models for Indigenous Australians. The goal of the project is to improve Indigenous oral health outcomes, raise standards of oral clinical care through cultural competency workshops, and capacity building of the Indigenous oral health workforce.
The funding is through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2021 Investigator Grant program, which invests in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve lives.
“We believe our researchers are well placed to help address some of the world’s most pressing health issues,” said Professor Anton Middelberg, deputy vice-chancellor (Research), adding that the University of Adelaide has a strategic commitment to tackling the grand challenge of improving health and wellbeing for all society.
“This funding supports our researchers to deliver on our health and society priority, contributing vital work to a range of important health and medical issues,” Professor Middelberg said.
“We believe our researchers are well placed to help address some of the world’s most pressing health issues.”