Three of the nine research projects that received funding from The Hospital Research Foundation, in an announcement made earlier this week, involve researchers based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. Professor Mike Roberts, Director of the Therapeutic Research Centre, and three TQEH collaborators - Dr David Jesudason, Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Dr Emily Meyer, consultant endocrinologist and Dr Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, have a project that aims to prevent complications for Type 2 diabetes sufferers who are undergoing surgery. In addition to this grant, two early career researchers also have received THRF funding: Dr Katharina Richter, Surgical Science Research Group, has a project that aims to prevent infections associated with mesh implants in hernia surgery while Dr Rob Bryant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Group, is investigating diet strategies for patients with ulcerative colitis. Each of the 1 year grants is valued at up to $130,000. You can read more about these projects here. [photo L-R: Professor Mike Roberts, Dr Kati Richter, Dr Rob Bryant]..