Translational research funding boost
24 November 2017
A prestigious award from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been presented to Associate Professor Rachael Morton, an Investigator at Melanoma Institute Australia and Research Theme Leader for Society, Policy and Economics.
The NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship aims to support future leaders to undertake projects focused on translating evidence into practice that will have a deep impact on health care.
The funding will help researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia continue their ground-breaking research in melanoma that will change the way melanoma treatment is assessed in the future.
A/Prof Morton will use the funding to incorporate Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) into clinical quality registries.
“PROMs are an important method to better understand outcomes that matter to patients and include any metric assessing health, illness or health care benefits from the patient’s perspective, such as a questionnaire,” explains A/Prof Morton. “In the clinic, PROMs have the potential to highlight relevant symptoms and changes in symptoms, promote patient engagement in their treatment and improve patient outcomes.”
“Instruments measuring the patient’s perspective have been available for decades; however their incorporation into routine clinical practice has until recently been slow. We hope to facilitate this process.”
The work from this Fellowship will help integrate PROMs into the new Australian Clinical Outcomes Register for Melanoma, also known as the Big Data for Melanoma project, which has been made possible by collective fundraising efforts from the national Melanoma March campaign.
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