Combining forces to address the leading cause of chronic liver disease, research by the University’s Associate Professor Andrew Rowland and SA Health clinician Dr Kate Muller has been supported by a grant. An innovative research approach to Type 1 diabetes by the University’s Professor Claire Jessup and SA Health’s Professor Toby Coates has also been supported.
Emeritus Professor Wing’s wife Barbara Wing and his two daughters are proud that his research legacy will continue. Along with donations from friends, family and fellow-researchers, Barbara has contributed generously to the fund in her husband’s name.
“Supporting research is so important in developing new ideas and innovative solutions to important clinical questions,” says Barbara Wing, who welcomes further donations to bolster the Lindon Wing Research Fund.
She says Emeritus Professor Wing vigorously promoted research among clinicians and scientists of all levels.
“Lindon saw research as being more productive when a clinician’s work was linked with a scientist, as it provided a better result, faster. The fund will help to keep facilitating this, across broad ideas, and to stimulate fresh outcomes.”
Barbara believes this funding will provide an essential opportunity to initiate research and generate early results. She hopes the recipients will then be able to use these early results to be competitive for larger research grants to continue their research.
“It will be so valuable to promote both clinicians and researchers to pursue the same line of critical thinking about medical research that was so much a part of Lindon and his career in Medicine,” says Barbara.
“It will produce results – and that is so very gratifying.”
Donate today to support collaborations in medical research between Flinders University and SA Health, and to honour the life and work of Emeritus Professor Lindon Wing OAM.
100% of your tax-deductible donation will support collaborative research and the development of new knowledge through the Lindon Wing Collaborative Research Grant.