Research Project - Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Paediatric Burns

We are pleased to announce that Prof Fiona Wood and early career post doctoral -  Dr Lucy Barrett have been awarded a grant from the WA Child Research Fund (WACRF). The WACRF is co-funded by the McGowan Government and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust and supports research to improve outcomes for child and adolescent health across the state.

This funding will help us understand the lifelong impact of paediatric burns on health and will focus on how burn injuries impact the immune system. Current research has indicated that even minor burn injuries can cause long-term metabolic changes and damage the immune system. Our study aims to discover why some children cannot respond to vaccines after burns, and we also hope to identify suitable clinical interventions for those children with long-term immune system damage.

We look forward to keeping our community updated as the project progresses.

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