Australian Rotary Health
Research Fellowships in conjunction with the Australian Rotary Health.
The current Australian Rotary Health Project is for a scholarship researching Peri Natal Children's Health and was awarded to Noor Saleem Mohammed Jarbou to commence in February 2018 at the University of Wollongong/Illawarra Health and MedicalResearch Institute. The subject of Noor’s research will be:-
 “The effects of treated and untreated depression during pregnancy on offspring behaviour and brain development”
Depressive symptoms during pregnancy can result in adverse effects to mother and offspring (e.g. lower birth weight, increase of stress-related behaviours), thus antidepressants are frequently prescribed to pregnant women suffering from depression. Approximately 10% of pregnant women are prescribed antidepressants, with increasing use over the last several decades more than 10% of pregnant women are prescribed antidepressant drugs for the treatment of depression. It is important that depressive symptoms during pregnancy are effectively treated as untreated maternal depression can result in detrimental consequence to both mother and baby. However, there is a lack of understanding of the consequences of maternal antidepressant treatment to the offspring.

The Club has also funded a scholarships for:-

Cancer Research

‘Development of novel anti-tumour agents and investigating the role of metals for treatment of cancer’
University of Sydney, NSW - Awarded 2011 to Rayan Mousa to complete research with Dr Des Richardson at Sydney University into new cancer treatments
“With the limitations and undesirable side effects associated with current cancer treatments, research into iron chelators and the role of iron in the treatment of cancer offers a promising alternative.”;

Gynecological Oncology Research

‘Biology of circulating tumour cells in patients with advanced ovarian cancer: Does epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) contribute to chemoresistance?’

University of Western Sydney, NSW - Awarded 2014 toJoseph Po at University of Western Sydney, and was organised to support Dr Felix Chan and the Eggtober Foundation. The research is into treatments and possibilities for ovarian cancer.

In past years funding has been provided for:-
Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
Funding was provided for a 3 year research project by a team led by Professor Jasmine Henderson at Sydney University investigating new medical treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. The club is providing $90,000 which has been matched by the Australian Rotary Health. The club provided $90,000 which was matched by the Australian Rotary Health.
Treatments for Prostate Cancer
Funding was provided for a 2 year research project by a team led by Professor Des. Richardson at Sydney University into a new treatment for Prostate and other cancers. The club provided $60,000 which was matched by the Australian Rotary Health.