Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District researchers Professor Ralph Nanan and Dr Kathryn Williams have been awarded grants from the Charles Perkins Centre Jennie Mackenzie Research Fund in its inaugural round.
The Jennie Mackenzie Research Fund was established from the Jennie Mackenzie Bequest, one of the largest individual donations to the University of Sydney.
The bequest was made to support the Centre’s research, education and clinical work in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
Under two separately funded projects, our researchers were awarded amongst eight inter-disciplinary research projects that demonstrate world-class, collaborative research.
A project co-lead by Dr Kathryn Williams, Clinical Lead and Manager of the Nepean Blue Mountains Family Metabolic Health Service, will develop a clinical research platform for the comprehensive study of people with severe and complicated obesity. The research team will establish a longitudinal cohort and platform of people with severe and complicated obesity, provide a well-characterised population for clinical trials and inform effective policy and health planning in obesity.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/health/nbmlhd/news/stories/researchers-announced-as-inaugural-jennie-mackenzie-research-fund-recipients Researchers announced as inaugural Jennie Mackenzie Research Fund recipients