Quinlivan Grant Announced for Glaucoma Research
13 October 2022
Glaucoma Australia and its Patron, the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley, have announced the 2022 recipient of the charity’s ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grants Program.
This year’s glaucoma research grant is awarded to Dr Owen Siggs, Associate Professor at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
“I congratulate Dr Siggs on receiving the 2022 Quinlivan Research Grant. The work of researchers such as Dr Siggs and his team, and by Glaucoma Australia, is so important in the fight against glaucoma blindness,” the Governor-General said.
Glaucoma Australia is funding Dr Siggs’ research of genomic risk stratification to improve glaucoma suspect triage in rural primary care.
“The team and I are delighted and grateful to be named recipients of the Quinlivan Grant and thank Glaucoma Australia for their ongoing partnership and generous support. Pinpointing individuals at highest risk of glaucoma blindness is a critical challenge, particularly for those in rural, regional, and remote areas where access to specialist care is limited. We hope our project will go some way towards addressing this, and are excited to get underway,” Dr Siggs said….