The Glenn Brown Memorial Fund

Thanks to the generosity of guests at the Melbourne Cup Lunch, volunteers and local businesses, the Glenn Brown Memorial Fund has continued to support research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

We are proud to say the event has raised over $611,000 with every dollar raised going directly into funding research projects that improve the health and wellbeing of people living with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

To date the Fund has supported 10 research projects and 46 scientists, doctors and students within Western Australia.

Winners of the Glenn Brown Memorial Award

  • Dr Doug Forrester will assess remote bio-electrical impedance monitoring for cystic fibrosis patients.
  • PhD Candidate, Maggie Harrigan explored how adults affected by cystic fibrosis view and value themselves as a person in order to improve their overall wellbeing.
  • PhD Candidate, Naomi Chapman investigated the Metaneb® System in adults with cystic fibrosis, its effects during periods of clinical stability and disease exacerbation.
  • Professor Fergal O’Gara conducted a pilot study for young CF children to determine if early intervention with Azithromycin can control bile induced pathogen establishment.
  • Associate Professor Graham Hall conducted an assessment of sensitive outcome measures for monitoring pulmonary exacerbations in young children with CF.
  • Dr Anna Tai investigated the systematic molecular surveillance of P. aeruginosa strains in patients with CF at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
  • Professor Stephen Stick assessed non-ion channel effects of the CFTR potentiator Ivacaftor for CF patients.
  • Associate Professor Sue Jenkins and Dr Jamie Wood, evaluated the functionality and impact of Telehealth CF Clicinics. The clinics provide adults living with CF in regional WA, access to specialist CF care without the need to travel to Sir Charlies Gairdner Hospital.
  • Dr Kathryn Ramsey researched the associations between the lung clearance index (LCI) and structural lung damage as well as respiratory infection and inflammation in preschool aged children with CF. By establishing a correlation between the lung clearance index and structural lung damage, this new lung function test can be used as an important tool in monitoring children with CF.
  • Associate Professor Yuben Moodley investigated a type of cell found in the human placenta that could help reduce injury and scarring of the lungs. His research into stem cell therapy is investigating the possibility of generating new lung cells.

How you can support the Glenn Brown Memorial Fund


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