Grant success for C4 researchers

Researchers at the Centre for Research Excellence in Cervical Cancer Control (C4) have been awarded Investigator Grants in recent funding announced by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Co-led by Professor Karen Canfell, C4 brings together Australia’s leaders in cervical cancer control, in both HPV vaccination and cervical screening.

C4 Chief Investigators Rebecca Guy and Andrew Vallely from the Kirby Institute, and Associate Investigator Lisa Whop from ANU were awarded Investigator Grants to further the control of cervical cancer through their innovative and important programs of work.

Professor Rebecca Guy’s grant ‘Public health interventions to control sexually transmitted infections’ will involve developing and trialing more effective interventions which will move Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region substantially closer to the goal of controlling STIs (including HPV) in high-risk populations.

Professor Andrew Vallely’s grant ‘Innovative technologies to improve sexual and reproductive health among women in high-burden, low-resource settings’ will  further his world leading work preventing premature deaths due to cervical cancer by establishing and scaling-up robust clinical screening algorithms in high burden, low resource settings.

Associate Professor Lisa Whop’s grant ‘Addressing racialised health inequities in cancer’ will focus on overcoming racial inequities via strategic culturally safe interventions focused on the three pillars of cervical cancer elimination.

Congratulations Rebecca, Andrew and Lisa.

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