About

Dr Venkat Vangaveti completed his PhD at James Cook University in 2011. Currently, a senior research officer at College of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr Vangaveti provides research support for staff and students of JCU Clinical School and staff of The Townsville Hospital. The area of support includes project design, advice on ethics and governance submissions, statistical analysis and writing towards publications and grants.

Dr Vangaveti is one of the founding members of research group TREAD- Translational Research in Endocrinology and Diabetes. Dr Vangaveti is actively involved in research in the area of diabetic foot ulcers investigating the markers of inflammation in the pathogenesis of foot ulcers, providing diabetic foot care services through telemedicine. The focus of foot ulcer research has been on prevention and management and focussing on using novel technologies in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. To date, Dr Vangaveti received collaborative funding of over $1.4 Million.

His research interests include cholesterol metabolism, role of macrophage-lipid derivatives interaction in atherogenesis. Dr Vangaveti is currently pursuing Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Other areas of research interest include smooth transition of students from school  into year one of university  and identifying barriers for research among clinicians in a university-hospital setting.

 

Interests
Professional
  • Member of Townsville Health Symposium organising Committee since 2013
  • Member of Research and Research Education Committee Meeting, College of Medicine and Dentistry since November 2014
  • Chair of the Abstracts Sub committee for Townsville Health Symposium for the years 2014 and 2015.
  • Research & Research education committee , College of Medicine and Dentistry since Feb 2015
  • Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee, Townsville Hospital and Health Service since April 2017
  • Assessor for National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship Applications 2016
Research
  • Cholesterol metabolism, Macrophage-lipid interactions in atheroma
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Telemedicine in management of Diabetic Foot ulcers.
  • Member of Honours Committee Meeting , College of Medicine and Dentistry Since Feb 2015
Teaching
  • Small Group Teaching, Home Group program since 2007
  • Research Support for MBBS Honors Projects and The Townsville Hospital and Health Service staff.
Experience
  • 2016 to present - Senior Research Officer, James Cook Universito (Douglas)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Research Officer, James Cook University (Douglas)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Postdoctoral Researcher, James Cook University (Douglas)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Graduate Student, James Cook University (Douglas)
  • 2006 to 2007 - Research Student, James Cook University (Douglas)
  • 2003 to 2004 - Masters Research, Sri Sathya Sai University (India)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2015 to 2019 - TB and Diabetes in PNG –AITHM, JCU, co-investigator, $95,000
  • 2015 to 2019 - World Diabetes Foundation for TB and Diabetes in PNG, co-investigator, $307,331
  • 2016 to 2018 - Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcer by Electromagnetic Stimulator Therapy at The Townsville Hospital, co-investigator, $39,944
  • 2015 to 2018 - BUPA for Telemedicine DM foot care in rural areas, co-investigator, $465,514
  • 2014 to 2018 - Queensland Health for Innovative diabetic foot therapy , co-investigator, $254,040
  • 2014 to 2018 - Australian Diabetes Society for Telemedicine in rural areas, co-investigator, $55,000
  • 2015 to 2017 - Townsville Hospital and Health Service Research Trust Fund, Management of Chronic Diabetic foot Ulcer by Shockwave Therapy at the Townsville Hospital, Associate Investigator, $18,597
  • 2015 to 2017 - Townsville Hospital and Health Service Research Trust Fund, Clinical And Economic Impact of Medicine in management of Diabetes of Foot Ulcer in Rural and remote areas of North Queensland, Associate Investigator, $29,940
  • 2013 to 2017 - Novartis: Vildagliptin effects on foot ulcer , Co investigator, $180,000
  • 2014 to 2015 - JCU Faculty Grant for new diagnostic DM foot infection test, $8500
  • 2013 to 2014 - JCU Block Grant to purchase 3-D DM foot camera, Co-investigator, $8000
  • 2013 to 2014 - Awarded grant of $8000 for the project "Foam Cell Formation in Macrophages"
  • 2012 to 2014 - Regional Diabetes Support Scheme for foot ulcer risk assessment, co-investigator, $14,500
  • 2012 to 2014 - Private Practice Trust Fund: Topical sodium thiosulphate in foot ulcer, co-investigator, $19,600
  • 2011 to 2012 - Awarded grant of $9200 to study “Association between G2A and Conjugated Linoliec Acids”
  • 2011 - Best poster award at North Queensland Research Festival, James Cook University, Townsville
  • 2011 - Doctoral Completion Grant of $3000
  • 2008 to 2011 - Recipient of School of Medicine & Dentistry fee waiver scholarship for Doctoral program
  • 2008 to 2011 - Recipient of James Cook University School Scholarship for the doctoral program,
  • 2009 - Travel grant for Presentations at Australian Society of Medical Research for 2009 and 2010
  • 2008 - Awarded Graduate Research Studies research grant, James Cook University of value $2430
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 49+ research outputs authored by Dr Venkat Vangaveti from 2007 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

World Diabetes Foundation - Research Grant

Increased awareness of and access to diabetes and tuberculosis care in New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea

Indicative Funding
$307,331 over 5 years
Summary
The 3-year project is intended to (1) raise awareness of Diabetes and TB among the general populationin New Ireland Province (2) Train doctors, nurses, pharmacists and community health workers to effectively treat Diabetes and TB (3) Establish better monitoring of Diabetes and TB in remote areas with the help of electronic registry and mobile phone technology (4) conduct public health campaigns by the local health professionals and to screen and monitor the diseases with the help of mobile phone technology.
Investigators
Usman Malabu, Emma McBryde, Venkat Vangaveti, Matthew McLee and Frank Apamumu (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Medicine & Dentistry and Kavieng General Hospital)

Bupa Health Foundation - Grant Program

Telemedicine: New Horizon in Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Rural/Remote Australia

Indicative Funding
$465,514 over 4 years
Summary
Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) is a serious complication causing >80% of diabetic lower limb amputations. Compared to Australian major cities, rural/remote areas experience two to three times higher rate of hospitalisation and limb amputation. A program that effectively manages foot ulcers and reduces hospital admissions could substantially reduce the cost of care in diabetes. Supervised care of trained rural nurses with the help of information technology may help solve the scarcity of diabetes would care specialists in the underserved communities. This proposal seeks to assess clinical and economic impact of telemedicine in the management of foot ulcers in rural/remote Australia.
Investigators
Usman Malabu, Venkat Vangaveti, Kunwarjit Sangla, Holger Jansen and Rafiuddin Ahmed in collaboration with John Piette, Amy Langely and Yogesan Kanagasingham (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Townsville General Hospital, College of Business, Law & Governance, and Australian e-Health Research Centre)
Keywords
Diabetic Foot Ulcer; Wound Healing; Diabetes; Tele Medicine

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Effects of Galvus (Vildagliptin) on Markers of Inflammation in Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study

Indicative Funding
$180,000
Summary
Interlukin-6 is an established inflammatory marker that has been shown to be increased in individuals with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Furthermore, DFU has been referred to as an inflammatory state. Therefore, a reduction in inflammatory markers in this high-risk population is likely to correlate with a corresponding improvement of diabetic foot ulcer healing. We aim to study in this pilot clinical trial the effect of Vildagliptin on regulation of IL-6 and its effects on diabetic foot ulcers healing.
Investigators
Usman Malabu, Ranjit Rasalam, Venkat Vangaveti and Kunwarjit Sangla in collaboration with Jason Warnock and Kelvin Robertson (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Townsville General Hospital and Queensland Health)
Keywords
Diabetic Foot Ulcer; Wound Healing; Diabetes

Australian Diabetes Society - Research Grant

Clinical and Economic Impact of Telemedicine in Management of Diabetes Foot Ulcer in Rural/Remote areas of North Queensland: A Pilot Study

Indicative Funding
$50,000
Summary
Currently subjects with Diabetic foot ulcers living in rural/remote areas in the region have to travel long distances to Townsville Hospital Diabetes Centre (THDC) on a weekly basis for would care. The annual Medicare cost for care in patients with diabetes who have foot ulcer is 3 times, with inpatient care accounting for 70% of ulcer care costs. We aim to undertake a program that effectively manages foot ulcers and reduces hospital admissions could substantially reduce costs of care in diabetes. We plan to use telemedicine to help solve the scarcity of specialist diabetes would care in underserved communities.
Investigators
Usman Malabu, Venkat Vangaveti, Kunwarjit Sangla and Holger Jansen in collaboration with Rafiuddin Ahmed, Piette John and Jason Warnock (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Queensland Health, College of Business and Law & Governance)
Keywords
Diabetic Foot Ulcer; Wound Healing; Diabetes
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Fibrin Glue in Skin Grafts for Skin Cancer (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Effect of Topical Sodium Thiosulphate on Healing of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetic Foot Syndrome: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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