We are excited to announce the successful award of two MRFF grants of over $4.2 Million to advance Treatable Traits research for people with Asthma
Professor Vanessa McDonald and a team of amazing collaborators have received funding to minimise oral corticosteroid use in asthma using ‘Treatable Traits’
Professor McDonald and her team will test the effectiveness of a new individualised treatment approach they have called Treatable Traits, as well as its acceptance as an approach. A trait is a characteristic belonging to a person, that can be behavioural, physical, psychosocial or genetic. For a trait to be included in the approach it needs to be something that can be changed, or ‘treated’. The team will assess each person to identify their traits then personalise their treatment plan, to treat these traits.
Professor Peter Gibson and a team of stellar researchers will revolutionise asthma treatments
Professor Gibson and his team will evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive, national digital asthma care program. Australia has one of the highest prevalence rates of asthma in the world with more than 2.5 million Australians (one in 10) affected. Although asthma medications and delivery devices are effective, most patients don’t use them as recommended, leading to poor asthma control and worsened symptoms. This world-first study will evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive, national digital asthma care program involving video consultations and text messages compared to usual care in achieving asthma control.