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Sleeping to better health

Mar 30, 2017
A good nights rest comes naturally for most people, but for sufferers of post traumtatic stress disorder there is a number of serious sleep conditions putting their overall health at risk...

The gut reaction to PTSD

Mar 20, 2017
From our Vietnam Veteran Study, post traumatic stress disorder has been shown to have a significant impact on your physical health, in particular your gastrointestinal system...

Observations lead to innovation

Jan 18, 2017
The research you support will help uncover the cures and treatments of the future, but it will also help discover improvements for patients right now...

Understanding the research: PTSD and Testosterone Deficiency

Sep 29, 2016
Our PTSD Initiative Vietnam Veteran Study, made possible by RSL Queensland, revealed a significant physical toll associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including an increased risk of testosterone deficiency.

Celebrate the healing power of music this Christmas season

Sep 26, 2016
Internationally renowned singers Maggie, Katie and Tyrone Noonan are hosting a Christmas feast of inspiring music at the Christmas Care Concert to raise vital funds for the work of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF).

Our Woman of the Future

Sep 19, 2016
We’re incredibly proud of the brilliant, dedicated people working to enhance the health of our veterans and the wider Australian community here at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. Their dedication extends beyond their job, which is demonstrated by Georgia Richards from our Veteran Mental Health Initiative who recently received some special recognition…

Recognising the importance of clinical trials this International Clinical Trials Day

May 20, 2016
On May 20, 2016 we celebrated the incredible difference clinical trials have made to society and to the advancement of medical research. International Clinical Trials Day commemorates James Lind - an 18th century physician who conducted the world’s first clinical trial. Lind divided 12 sailors into groups to test the effect of providing different treatments for scurvy to each group. By doing this, Lind was able to provide evidence of the link between fruit and preventing scurvy.

GMRF Innovation Grants project improves treatment of chronic pain for veterans and civilians

Nov 11, 2015
Chronic pain is defined as pain that is not responsive to treatments and endures for a minimum of six months beyond the typical healing time of an illness/injury (Katz et al., 2015). Chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the two most prevalent conditions among the ex-service population – with a large population of veterans suffering with both. At the 2015 GMRF Research Awards, a research grant of $11,695 was awarded to a project which takes a holistic approach to the treatment of chronic pain.

Over $100,000 in medical research grants announced at GMRF Research Awards 2015

Oct 30, 2015
The applications for this year’s GMRF Innovation Grants program were of a particularly high standard. The Research Committee were tasked with the difficult job of selecting two grants to be awarded. The recipients of this year’s GMRF Innovation Grants are:

'NELLIE and her knickers' - new research to enhance liver transplantation

Oct 27, 2015
In Australia and New Zealand each year, only about 50% of patients on the liver transplant waiting list receive a transplant, while 10% die or become unsuitable for transplantation due to disease progression. To overcome the shortage of suitable organ donors, livers donated after circulatory death (DCD) are now considered for transplantation. With donor support in 2013, GMRF invested $50,000 in a collaborative research project which aimed to increase the quality of these livers using a technique called normothermic oxygenated machine perfusion. As this research develops, it provides the opportunity for more patients to receive life-saving liver transplants.