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1 May 2024

University of Queensland researchers have received more than $2.6 million through the (NHMRC) scheme to inform health policy and improve patient outcomes.

from the and from the will collaborate with partner organisations on their projects.

Dr McInerney-Leo will lead the development of a targeted melanoma screening criteria using data collected through the

The criteria will help improve early detection of melanoma in individuals with a higher genetic risk of skin cancer to reduce the burden of the disease on individuals and the health system.

Professor Hubbard will lead the development of a digital frailty index to improve individualised care for vulnerable patients who are at risk of poor health outcomes and longer hospital stays.

The research will help quantify and assess frailty prevalence and enable practitioners to make informed decisions about treatment and care options.

Collaboration with , , and the will integrate the frailty index into current hospital systems.

 

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