Festival of Motorcycling Night of Champions

Festival of Motorcycling  Night of Champions
Night of Champions

The Night of Champions event is held during the Festival of Motorcycling, and SAHMRI has been fortunate enough to be the charity partner of this event.

This year, the night raised over $4,200 to help fund our vital research and support the PhD candidates of SAHMRI, assisting them to become the future leaders of health and medical research.

Khalia Primer, a PhD candidate researching the vascular complications of diabetes, will be benefitting from the funds raised by the Night of Champions.

“Having access to cutting-edge technology means I can design the best possible experiments to help develop new therapies for diabetic complications", she said.

Khalia is a University of Adelaide PhD candidate based in the Vascular Research Centre at SAHMRI. Chronic wounds are the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations worldwide, and there are currently no therapies available that actively support their healing. Khalia is developing new therapies that help our blood vessel building cells survive better in chronic wounds, so they can better deliver oxygen and nutrients to the healing tissue. Her end goal is to develop treatments that can actively rescue diabetic wound healing, and reduce the need for amputations.

Khalia's research, as well as SAHMRI as a whole is grateful to be supported by events like this one, that serves as a connection between our research and our community, which is at the heart of what we do.

“SAHMRI is home to many scientists who are genuine world-experts in their fields. Being able to share ideas within this community has allowed our research to advance quickly and in exciting new directions”, Khalia commented.

Khalia Lab 1

Thank you again to our friends at the Festival of Motorcycling for their ongoing support and we look forward to working together into the future.