19 results for author: Dana Lang


Life Saving Trauma Research Partnerships and Funding

The RBWH Foundation recently hosted the inaugural Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI) Leadership Forum at Parliament House. The Forum showcased significant Queensland breakthroughs in trauma research and patient outcomes, and initiated discussion with industry and other major stakeholders about philanthropic opportunities. “Transforming trauma care requires bold thinking, research and innovation,” said RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske. “It also requires philanthropic partnership with industry. The level of investment required is beyond the scope of Government funding but the benefits to patients, their networks, our economy and health ...

The Perfect Gift for Dad!

Still searching for a unique, life-changing gift this Father’s Day? Why not send your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure in your life an e-Card to show them how much they mean to you. When you send an e-card from the RBWH Foundation you will also be making a donation to fund ground-breaking research into a potential immunotherapy for prostate cancer in their name. There are three Father’s Day e-Cards to choose from with various donation values. Once you have selected the design you wish to send make sure you add a personal message to let your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure know how much they mean to you. The vision of the ...

MoveForLex

On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant. Lex suffered life-changing injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent the next few weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The successful triathlete, who embarked on her professional career 10 months ago, remains in RBWH where she recently celebrated her 20th birthday. Lex’s strength and determination has inspired moveforlex. All funds raised through moveforlex will support enhanced care at the RBWH neurology ward and a new Intensive Care ...

COVID-19 research hitting goals

As COVID-19 continues to impact lives and spark lockdowns around Australia, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation reassure our donors that the Coronavirus Action Fund is actively supporting research to potentially save lives and assist the response to the pandemic. There are four main areas of support to date: • International COVID-19 treatment trials (ASCOT ADAPT) • Herston Institute of Infectious Disease (HeIDI) • COVID-19 hospital-focused research • Health care worker support COVID-19 Treatment Trials The focus of the Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT ADAPT) is to evaluate treatments that reduce mortality ...

Congratulations Zoe: an RBWH success story!

Only a parent could be prouder! When Zoe Robinson was born 11 weeks premature in the early nineties at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the statistics were grim. One in three babies didn’t survive. This month Zoe is celebrating being named Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year following strong competition at the online PSA21 Virtual. Guess where she works? You got it! RBWH! The Award recognises and celebrates outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession and is a highlight of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s annual flagship conference. Students are presented ...

The ‘new’ symptoms of COVID-19

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been a game-changer in Australia – far more infectious and as we are discovering, it also has different symptoms. So, what are the ‘new’ Delta COVID-19 symptoms to watch out for? The current Australian Government Department of Health CDNA guidelines state that: “COVID-19 presents as a mild illness in approximately 80% of cases. Evidence suggests the most common symptoms are fever, cough, dyspnoea, malaise, fatigue, loss of taste and/or smell, and sputum/respiratory secretions. Other symptoms include headache, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, myalgia, rhinorrhoea, chills, and vomiting. A...

2021 Metro North Research Excellence Awards

Metro North Research Excellence Awards 2021 The annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards 2021 has again seen many past and present RBWH Foundation research grant recipients shine amongst their peers. The annual awards provide an opportunity to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in research across all clinical specialties and professions. Complex Health Challenges Research Motor Neurone Disease (MND) expert, Dr Rob Henderson, and the Neuromuscular Diseases Research team. MND is a debilitating disease which causes progressive muscle weakness and has a life expectancy of two to three years, with no effective therapy. Dr ...

On your mark for Bridge to Brisbane

              Are you looking for motivation to get active this winter?   Why not join Team RBWH Foundation by walking or running in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane, Sunday 29 August? You’ll have the satisfaction of helping raise funds for health initiatives and medical research, such as potentially life-saving cancer immunotherapy clinical trials at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).  Help us Raise it for the Royal by joining Team RBWH Foundation in one of Brisbane’s most iconic fun runs. You can register to run or walk in either a 4.5km or 10km ...

Run 21 for the Royal: a marathon fundraiser

Among the many valued supporters of Royal Giving Day, Reece Crawford deserves his very own crown. For 21 days straight, from June 10 until June 30, this former RBWH patient is running a progressive treadmill challenge, “Run 21 for the Royal”, as a way to say thank you to the hospital which saved his life. On Day one, Reece ran 1 kilometre. On Day ten, he ran 10 kilometres and by the time he completes this ambitious fundraiser on Day 21, Reece will be running 21.1 kilometres – a half-marathon – and hopes to have raised $21,000 along the way. Even more incredible though is Reece’s own story of persistence and endurance. In 2014, ...

Royal Giving Day – Thank YOU for Raising it for the Royal

A huge THANK YOU to supporters of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation Royal Giving Day after our fundraising goal of $500,000 was exceeded by more than $100,000. The RBWH Foundation’s 24-hour appeal was held on Wednesday June 23 in support of hospital-led research, staff education and patient care initiatives. The funds raised on the day came from community donations and fundraising, plus the incredible fundraising efforts of RBWH health care workers. As of Tuesday June 29, just over 1900 donors to Royal Giving Day boosted the tally to a staggering $612,000 and the total was continuing to slowly increase. From ...