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News from 2024


News from 2023

  • MRFF outcomes March 2023: Congratulations to Yuben Moodley, Tamera Corte, Andrew Palmer, Daniel Chambers, Philip Hansbro, Joanne Dickinson, John Mackintosh, Emily Jeffery, Vinicius Cavalheri, Nicole Goh, Yet Hong Khor, Tim Luckett, Alan Teoh, Joseph Powell, Kristin Gainey and the extended team on their successful grant Treatable Traits in Interstitial Lung Disease (TTRILD) Study: The New Frontier.


News from 2022

  • RPA Medal September 2022: Congratulations to Prof Tamera Corte from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, recipient of the 2022 RPA Foundation Research Medal.

  • CRE outcomes September 2022: Congratulations to Prof Tamera Corte, Prof Anne Holland, Prof Dan Chambers, Prof Phil Hansbro, Prof Jo Dickinson, Prof Andrew Palmer, Prof Yuben Moodley, Prof Joseph Powell, A/Prof Luke Knibbs, A/Prof Natasha Smallwood and the whole team on the announcement of the new CRE for Interstitial Lung Disease - towards Individualised Care (CRE-ILD; funded 2023-2028). 
  • ERS Medals August 2022: Congratulations to Prof Anne Holland from Monash University, recipient of the ERS Mind-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals.

  • AusDoc Specialist Updates Respiratory 28 July 2022: Machine learning CT may better predict death in IPF.
  • PACT Grant-in-Aid June 2022: Congratulations to CREATE Fellow Dr Hayley Barnes from Austin Health for being awarded the PACT Grant-in-Aid for their research "Discovering Radiological Biomarkers in Silicosis using Artificial Intelligence."

  • Hope Research Fund lunch 2 June 2022: Congratulations to CREATE Fellows Dr Sheetal Deshpande, Dr Hayley Barnes, Dr Gang Liu and Dr Ingrid Cox for their awards recognised at the Lung Foundation Australia 2022 Hope Research Fund lunch

  • TSANZ ASM April-May 2022: Congratulations to Joanna Lee from Monash University for best abstract submitted by a CREATE Fellow for her talk "Developing a self-management package for pulmonary fibrosis: international Delphi study" and A/Prof Yet Khor, CREATE Alumni and Mentor from Monash University and Alfred Health for receiving the early-career TSANZ Janet Elder Travel Award - Early-Career Researcher.
  • Prof Anne Holland President Elect of TSANZ Board 1 April 2022: It was announced at the TSANZASM that Prof Anne Holland has been elected to the President Elect position of the TSANZ Board. Congratulations Anne!

  • Inaugural CREATE Hope Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis 31 March 2022: Congratulations to Dr Ingrid Cox from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at University of Tasmania. Ingrid's project is "Creating an evidence base to facilitate rapid access to early diagnosis and care for people living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease." This Fellowship is supported by Lung Foundation Australia’s Hope Research Fund.
  • Expanded PBS listing for antifibrotic medication 25 March 2022: The Health Minister announced the addition of Ofev ® (nintedanib) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for people with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD).

  • The Limbic 1 March 2022: CREATE Fellow Dr Archana Gaikwad's interview "Respiratory research Holy Grail: EndMT as a therapeutic target in lung fibrosis"

  • LFA news 28 February 2022: Ground-breaking Australian study if a 'paradigm shift' in understanding lung scarring this Rare Diseases Day 


News from 2021

  • Inaugural CREATE Hope Scientific Fellowship in Pulmonary Fibrosis November 2021: Congratulations to Dr Gang Liu from the Centenary Institute and UTS. Gang's project is "Extracellular matrix proteins regulate inflammation and fibrosis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis".

  • Global Health Talks 1 October 2021: Host Mike Lesner, speaks with Dana Ball the Executive Director at Three Lakes Foundation, Mark Brooke the CEO at Lung Foundation Australia and A/Prof Tamera Corte, the Chief Investigator at the CRE in Pulmonary Fibrosis about their new global collaboration.

  • LFA Lung Health Legends 25 September 2021: Congratulations to CRE-PF Chief Investigator Prof Anne Holland and other recipients of the Lung Foundation Australia Lung Health Legend 2021 Awards.
  • NHMRC outcomes September 2021: Congratulations to Dr Yet Khor for success with the NHMRC Investigator Grants, "Interstitial lung disease: Improving patient outcomes through risk prediction and disease burden management".

  • Australian Health Journal August 2021: featuring the global collaboration in Pulmonary Fibrosis research between Three Lakes Foundation, Lung Foundation Australia and Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Read the story and access the video here.

  • LFA news 6 August 2021: Three Lakes Foundation announced that it is partnering with Lung Foundation Australia, the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis and an Australian philanthropist with a personal connection to the rare disease to build a global network for research in pulmonary fibrosis. Read full detail about this exciting announcement here.

  • Australian Rare Lung Disease Conference August 2021: Congratulations to CREATE prize winners - Yet Khor for best poster, John Mackintosh for best clinical and Tylah Miles for best abstract from a CREATE Fellow. 

  • TSANZ ASM May 2021: Congratulations to Dr Britt Clynick from University of Western Australia for best abstract submitted by a CREATE Fellow for her talk for "A Unique Biomarker Signature for Progressive Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" and Dr Mariana Hoffman Barbosa, CREATE Fellow from Monash University and Alfred Health for receiving the early-career TSANZ Janet Elder Travel Award for her research, “Pulmonary rehabilitation for interstitial lung disease: evidence into practice?” 
  • PACT Grant-in-Aid May 2021: Congratulations to CREATE Fellow Dr Yet Khor from Austin Health for being awarded the PACT Grant-in-Aid for their research "Understanding overnight oximetry in fibrotic interstitial lung disease."

  • TSANZ Society Medal May 2021: Congratulations To Prof Anne Holland on this prestigious award acknowledging of excellence in the advancement of the practice of thoracic medicine in its widest sense by outstanding teaching or advocacy. 

  • CRE-PF Town Hall Meeting 23 April 2021: Discussed strategic directions for PF research in Australia and New Zealand. The meeting was chaired by Prof Paul Reynolds; updates on the CRE-PF were presented by A/Prof Tamera Corte followed by open discussion. Contact Kate Christian on to request a link to view the video of the meeting.

  • CREATE Collaboration Grants-in-Aid May 2021: Congratulations to the successful applicants Dr Laura Glenn and Dr Alan Teoh, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Dr Hayley Barnes, Alfred Health and Dr John Mackintosh, Prince Charles Hospital for development of a standard framework for ILD multi-disciplinary research meetings AND Dr Gang Liu, UTS, Dr Ashleigh Philip, Garvan Institute and Dr Laura Glenn, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for development of a fingerprint of the proteins that are present in lung fibrosis.

  • Lung Foundation Australia Grants and Awards for CREATE Fellows May 2021: Congratulations to six CREATE Fellows for receipt of 2020/21 LFA grants and awards - Dr Yet Hong Khor, LFA Research Grant in IPF supported by the Lizotte Family; Dr Gang Liu LFA, Research Grant in IPF in memory of Ivan Cash; Dr Laura Glenn, LFA PhD scholarship, supported by Di Cox; Dr Matthew Parker, LFA PhD scholarship; Ms Claudia Sim, CREATE Hope PhD scholarship; and Ms Joanna Lee, CREATE Hope PhD scholarship.

  • American Thoracic Society International Scholarship 2021: Congratulations to CREATE Fellow and PhD student Archana Gaikwad for receiving the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Scholarship for her work on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, investigating the role of Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EndMT) with a presentation at ATS International Scholars Colloquium. 


News from 2020

  • CREATE Hope PhD Scholarships for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research December 2020: Thanks to a donation from Lung Foundation Australia's Hope Research Fund, the CRE-PF and LFA awarded two PhD scholarships. Congratulations to Joanna Lee (Self-management for pulmonary fibrosis: what does it mean and how might it help?) and Claudia Sim (Targeting fibrosis with relaxin – a new therapeutic strategy for IPF and silicosis), both from Monash University.
  • Inaugural CREATE collaboration grant-in-aid 16 October 2020: Congratulations to Dr Jade Jaffar and Dr Yet Khor for their success in establishing a multi-pronged research program on the effects of hypoxaemia (low oxygen levels) and oxygen therapy in interstitial lung disease.

  • LFA Lung Health Legends September 2020: Congratulations to CRE-PF CIA A/Prof Tamera Corte, CREATE mentor Prof Jenny Alison and other recipients of the Lung Foundation Australia Lung Health Legend 2020 Awards. The Board of Directors of Lung Foundation Australia has announced these virtual Lifetime Achievement Awards and the inaugural Lung Health Legends Awards for 2020 to celebrate 30 years of service. These awards acknowledge and recognise the individuals within our community who have made a significant contribution to lung health. Each of the award recipients demonstrate a passion and dedication to improving the lives of people impacted by lung disease or lung cancer.
  • LFA news 3 September 2020: A/Prof Tamera Corte discusses the nation’s single-biggest philanthropic investment in dedicated PF research to the CRE-PF

  • LFA video 2020: See Prof Dan Chambers, Chair of the Pulmonary fibrosis Australasian Clinical Trials (PACT) Network, discusses the current PF clinical trials research environment

  • The Limbic on July 29 2000: A/Prof Tamera Corte featured in IPF Diagnosis and anti-fibrotic treatment possible without SLB

  • imPACT July 2020: Latest newsletter includes a CRE-PF update from A/Prof Tamera Corte as well as updates from Prof Dan Chambers on PACT trials and grants. The newsletter can be accessed here

  • MRFF outcomes June 2020: Congratulations to Prof Daniel Chambers and his team of investigators on their successful MRFF Grant application - The TELO-SCOPE Study: Attenuating telomere attrition with Danazol. Is there scope to dramatically improve health outcomes for adults and children with pulmonary fibrosis?


News from 2019


News from 2018

    • AusDoc 6 April 2018: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - How to Treat article and quiz

    • LFA award recipients announced at the 2018 TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting: Congratulations to Dr Helen Jo, recipient of the Lung Foundation Australia/Ivan Cash Grant in Aid for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research and Dr Jade Jaffar, recipient of the Lung Foundation Australia/Lizotte Family Research Award for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research.


    News from 2017