Mayor’s Medical and Scientific Fund awards grants to MedUni Vienna researchers

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Bild: Markus Wache
Bild: Markus Wache

The City of Vienna is supporting several MedUni Vienna projects through the "Medical and Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the Federal Capital of Vienna". The projects approved for 2023 include several research projects at MedUni Vienna.

The "Medical and Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the Federal Capital of Vienna" is a non-profit fund. It was founded in 1978 on the initiative of Mayor Leopold Gratz and provides financial support for scientific research work by doctors who are established in Vienna or work on a dependent basis in Viennese institutions (hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient clinics) or in the public health service.

Research projects can be submitted to the fund twice a year. The fund is chaired by Peter Hacker, Executive City Councillor for Social Affairs, Health and Sport. The average gross funding amounts are between 20,000 and 80,000 euros.

Winners of the Mayor’s Medical-Scientific Fund

Judith Aberle

Center for Virology
Monitoring antigenic drift in SARS-CoV-2 variants and seasonal respiratory viruses

Christoph Aufricht

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
MOMO4Care@CCP - Early and integrative palliative care of children and adolescents with severe and life-shortening chronic diseases

Lukas Haider

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Imaging

Mona Hirdler

Clinical Institute of Pathology
Correlation of radiological and histopathological changes of the breast in a high-risk breast cancer screening population

Philip Kienzl

Department of Dermatology
Complex human skin models to investigate the pathogenesis of Candida auris for optimizing preventive measures and therapy of fungal infections

Felix Lötsch

Clinical Department of Laboratory Medicine
Drug-resistance determined by whole-genome sequencing and clinical outcomes at the University Hospital Vienna - a prospective controlled cohort study

Martin Niederle

Department of Anesthesia, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine
Indications for admission to an intensive care unit after elective craniotomy: A retrospective quantitative and qualitative analysis of perioperative complications in patients after elective craniotomy

Linda Pummer

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Performance in Children with Left Heart Obstructions and Reversibility after Interventional or Surgical Repair

Lorenz Semmler

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Olfactory ensheathing cells for spinal cord injury: Discovering Distinct differences in two sub-types of these glia cells

Jasmina Zimonjic

University Clinic of Dentistry
Vienna Determination of factors influencing treatment success in peri-implantitis: longitudinal non-interventional pilot study

Tobias Zrzavy

Department of Neurology
Comparative Analysis of spinal fluid Proteins in MS Patients with Radiopathological Features Linked to Progression Independent of Relapse

Awardees "Margaretha Hehberger Cancer Research Fund"

Lorenz Balcar

Department of Internal Medicine III
Improvement of care and patient satisfaction in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through the use of a specialized nurse - a pilot study

Bettina Grasl-Kraupp

Center for Cancer Research

Angelika Martina Starzer

Department of Internal Medicine I
Association of fatigue and depressive symptoms with methylation profiles and inflammation markers in advanced cancer patients - an explorative analysis