Two Diabetes SA grants awarded to BHI researchers

May 06, 2020

Two of the three Diabetes SA grants announced on Friday 1 May were awarded to researchers based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Each grant is valued at $100,000 over two years. Dr David Jesudason is the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and has 20 years of experience as an endocrinologist. He is passionate about improving the care of people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes both in metropolitan Adelaide as well as rural South Australia. His project is titled “Addressing life threatening ketoacidosis associated with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) and key antidiabetic medicines”. Dr Cher-Rin Chong is an NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellow in the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. Her project is titled “For a novel strategy for cardiovascular protection in type 2 diabetes”. Read more about these projects in the May edition of the BHI Winning News.

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