2015 Indigenous Staff International Travel Grants

Applications for 2015 Indigenous Staff International Travel Grants are now open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Academic and Professional staff to visit relevant international centres or attend international conferences.

To support Faculties and Divisions with strategies and performance indicators relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff capacity building, retention and international obligations, as outlined in the Tirrkarri Tirrka: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, the University of Adelaide will offer four individual Indigenous Staff International Travel Assistance Grants, for travel in 2015.

Complementing the Taplin Bursary, the Grants funded through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and administered by the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) will contribute to your Faculty’s/Division’s co-investment and offers financial assistance valued at up to $2,500.

Further information including details of the grants application process and selection criteria can be found here.

Closing date for grant applications: Friday 30 January 2015 at 5.00 pm.

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New book celebrates Australian women Army doctors | Not for Glory

Stories of outstanding women who have served in the Australian Army as doctors and medical professionals in war and peacekeeping operations over the past century are the focus of a new book being launched in Adelaide next week.

Not for Glory: A century of service by medical women to the Australian Army and its Allies is co-authored by Susan Neuhaus, Associate Professor of Conflict Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare, Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra.

The idea for the book came from Associate Professor Neuhaus, a retired Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Colonel who served in Cambodia, Bougainville and Afghanistan.

In 2009, she was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for outstanding achievement in the provision of medical support as the Commanding Officer of the 3rd Health Support Battalion.

Her experiences as a doctor in war and conflict zones are included in the book.

“This book highlights the significant contribution that women have made to military medicine throughout the past century,” says Associate Professor Neuhaus.

“Not for Glory tells the stories of pioneering, courageous women who overcame adversity to serve their country.

“Their stories are inspiring and worthy of recognition as we mark the Anzac Centenary.”

Co-author Dr Mascall-Dare, an award-winning BBC documentary producer, says: “The book tells the stories of outstanding women who have served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps from World War I until the present day.

“We have highlighted the contributions of many women whose stories of personal courage and medical skill have not been told before.”

The Chief Scientist for South Australia, Dr Leanna Read, will launch the book in Adelaide. Not for Glory will also be launched by the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

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Call for University ARC Centres of Excellence Expressions of Interest for 2017 Funding

ARC Centres of Excellence program
ARC Centres of Excellence are prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers collaboratively maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in research areas of national priority. ARC Centres of Excellence involve significant collaboration which allows the complementary research resources of universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses to be concentrated to support outstanding research. The University of Adelaide has specific expectations on the level of cash support to be included in ARC CoE proposals. ARC Centres are funded for up to seven years. The University of Adelaide will support involvement in high-quality, competitive applications.

The next ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) round will commence in the first quarter of 2015, with funding to commence in 2017. It is anticipated that the ARC will run a 2-stage process with the following approximate timing, namely:
1) ARC EoI submission: Round is likely to open sometime between January and June, 2015.
2) Invitation for Full Proposals. This is likely to be in the second half of 2015.

University of Adelaide is undertaking an internal EoI process prior to the opening of the ARC Centre of Excellence 2017 round. This internal process will provide applicants with an opportunity to confirm details of their proposal and for School/Faculty commitments to the proposed Centre to be considered. Applicants will receive feedback from School/Faculty/DVCR and a recommendation whether to proceed to the ARC EoI phase. University support cannot be guaranteed for CoE proposals that have not been submitted at the internal EoI phase, or for which the School/Faculty/DVCR has recommended not to proceed to ARC EoI phase.

Submitting an EOI
• Funding Rules for the 2014 round are available on the Research Branch website https://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding-opportunities/arc/. The Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants for 2017 are not yet available. Further information will be circulated as it becomes available.
• The attached ARC CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE – 2017 ROUND – Expressions of Interest Information Sheet contains important information regarding internal University processes, leverage and co-funding expectations and timelines.
• Expressions of Interest (EOIs):
1. Must be submitted by Friday, 12 December 2014.
2. Must be submitted using the SurveyMonkey form – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EOI_CE17
3. Note: The SurveyMonkey form cannot be saved, and must be submitted in a single session. To assist applicants in the completion of the

Please contact arcgrants@adelaide.edu.au for queries/assistance with your SurveyMonkey submission.

ARC Team Contacts
Dr Cameron van den Heuvel, Senior Research Grants Officer, 8313 6926
Roy Sneddon, Research Grants Officer, 8313 5175
Nikki Hodge, Research Grants Officer, 8313 6925
Karen Burke, Manager, Grants, 8313 3534

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Ophira Ginsburg Lecture | 26 November 2014

“Breast and cervical cancer control in low and middle-income countries: a human rights and health policy imperative”

Ophira Ginsburg is a medical oncologist and global health researcher with a focus in global cancer control and women’s health equity.

In 2012 Ophira led the first “call to action” for Canadian cancer agencies and care providers to become part of the solution to the growing crisis of cancer in developing countries. She developed a new course, “Innovative Public Health Approaches to Cancer Care and Control” at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh, which is now offered annually. In October 2012, Ophira was a panelist for the latest global summit of the Breast Health Global Initiative held in Vienna. The meeting was the first to address evidence-based, resource-appropriate guidelines for supportive care and quality of life for breast cancer patients (The Breast Journal, 2013).

Some of Ophira’s recent appointments include: the editorial board of a new open access Lancet Oncology publication, Journal of Cancer Policy (Elsevier, UK); Advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam; the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Boston); and was invited to join the faculty of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London.

Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014, 12pm
Venue: Joanna Briggs Institute Conference Room, Level 1, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
RSVP: Please register you attendance with Alex Mignone by Friday 21st November 2014
Email: alex.mignone@adelaide.edu.au

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Mini Symposium | Advances in Mind-Brain Research | 25 November

Date: Tuesday 25th November
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace
Places are limited. Please contact carole.johnson@sahmri.com for free registration

4pm – 4.45pm
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) as a new framework for research in psychiatric disorders
Presented by Professor Julio Licinio

Julio Licinio, M.D., FRANZCP, is Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Head, Mind and Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University in South Australia. Professor Licinio is originally from Brazil and lived previously in the United States, where for over 20 years he had positions of leadership at Yale, NIH, UCLA, and University of Miami. He is founding and Chief Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals, Molecular Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 15.147. number 1 worldwide), The Pharmacogenomics Journal (Impact Factor 5.5) and Translational Psychiatry (Impact Factor 4.36). His translational and genomics research spans the lab and clinic examining obesity, depression, and their interface.

5.15pm – 6pm
Understanding Brain Changes in Schizophrenia: Impact of Stress, Drugs and Inflammation on the Developing Brain
Presented by Professor Christos Pantelis

Professor Christos Pantelis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Foundation Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Scientific Director of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. He holds an Honorary Professorial Fellow position at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience & Mental Health, and heads the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit at Sunshine Hospital. His work has focused on brain structural and functional changes during the transition to psychosis; recent work focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. He has received a number of awards, including a 2011 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (US), and the 2013 Robert-Sommer Award from the Justus Liebig University School of Medicine, Germany. He was recently named in the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014”, representing the top 1% of most highly cited scientists.

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CODP Twilight Teeth Party | 21 November 2014

Community Outreach Dental Program (CODP) at the School of Dentistry is committed to assisting marginalised and vulnerable people in the community to obtain much needed dental care at our volunteer clinic in Light Square.

This year we have established a relationship with the Uniting Communities asylum seeker and refugee program. We have coordinated an Oral Health Promotion activity involving our Oral Health students.These students are piloting a dental program that will draw a group of private dentists into service provision. The group from Clayton Wesley Church are hosting a fund raiser evening in a bid to raise some much needed funds to help defray some costs of materials and services. The proceeds will be utilised to support the private dental initiative and to continue support of the Community Outreach Dental Program.

The CODP is now entering its’ fourth year of probono service that not only provides much needed dental care, but continues to add depth to our dental and oral health students’ learning about a wider community for whom we all have a responsibility.

The evening will be a wonderful opportunity to meet our newer Australians, enjoy exotic Persian delights and share the experience with your family and friends. Please see attached flier on the Twilight Teeth Party for more details.

Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Time: From 7pm
Venue: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church and Uniting Communities, Corner the Parade and Portrush Roads, Beulah Park

Margie Steffens
Director Community Outreach Dental Program
0467812966

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ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Applications for Funding Commencing in 2016

Please find attached the University of Adelaide ARC LEIF Information Sheet for Funding Commencing in 2016 which includes instructions and timeline for submitting an Expression of Interest for a LIEF 2016 application where the University of Adelaide will be the Administering (lead) Organisation.

ARC’s Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) program:

The minimum grant under LIEF is $150k. Funding is normally for one year only and is not recurrent, except where international agreements and national facilities are involved. The LIEF Scheme will fund up to a maximum of 75% of the direct cost of purchasing the infrastructure, equipment or facilities. The ARC requires that at least 25% of the direct cash cost of the infrastructure must be contributed by the collaborating organisations. The University of Adelaide has specific expectations on the level of cash support to be included in LIEF proposals, detailed in Appendix 1 of the attached ARC LIEF Information Sheet for Funding Commencing in 2016.

University Deadlines:

• ARC LIEF 2016 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for University of Adelaide led bids are due with the Research Branch by COB, Friday, 28 November 2014. This date has been agreed by Faculty Executive Deans. Late EOIs for University of Adelaide led LIEF bids will not be accepted.

After submission to the Research Branch, EOIs will be distributed to Schools and Faculties for consideration and ranking. Co-funding requests may be varied according to strategic priorities. Applicants will be advised of the outcomes of their co-funding requests in January 2015 in time to prepare and submit their Full Proposals.

• Full Applications (with Internal Signature Page and Written Evidence forms) – due with the Research Branch at a date yet to be advised.
LIEF proposals are expected to open in the ARC’s RMS system from mid-February 2015. Research Branch submission dates will be finalised and advised when the ARC deadline in known.

• ARC LIEF 2016 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Externally-led bids are due with the Research Branch by COB, Friday, 30 January 2015

Submitting an EOI

• Funding Rules for the 2016 round are available on the Research Branch website https://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding-opportunities/arc/. The Instructions to Applicants for 2016 are not yet available. Further information will be circulated as it becomes available.

• The University needs to ascertain what areas and groups are intending to apply for LIEF funding in 2016 in order to arrange necessary co-investment and joint bids with other SA universities (Flinders and University of South Australia).

• The attached LIEF 2016 Internal Information Sheet contains important information regarding University co-funding and leverage requirements, internal processes and timelines.

• EOIs MUST BE SUBMITTED:
1. University of Adelaide led LIEF bids – submit by Friday, 28 November 2014.
2. Externally-led LIEF bids – submit by Friday, 30 January 2015
3. University of Adelaide researchers who are intending to submit a LIEF 2016 application (in April 2015) must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the SurveyMonkey form and submit it to Research Branch by the specified date. Late EOIs will not be considered.
4. Enter your LIEF 2016 EOI at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LIEF_Expression_of_Interest_2016
5. Note: The SurveyMonkey form cannot be saved, and must be submitted in a single session. To assist applicants in the completion of the SurveyMonkey form, a WORD form is provided to assist you to collect/collate your LIEF EOI information prior to entering it into SurveyMonkey. Please contact arcgrants@adelaide.edu.au for queries/assistance with your SurveyMonkey submission.

Kind Regards

ARC Grants Team, Research Branch, University of Adelaide
arcgrants@adelaide.edu.au

ARC Team Contacts
Dr Cameron van den Heuvel, Senior Research Grants Officer, 8313 6926
Roy Sneddon, Research Grants Officer, 8313 5175
Nikki Hodge, Research Grants Officer, 8313 6925
Karen Burke, Manager, Grants, 8313 3534

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2015 AC21 Special Project Fund

The AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) was created in order to promote the development of research and educational exchange between AC21 members by financially supporting a variety of activities and research projects.

Please find attached guidelines for the AC21 Special Project Fund , for which applications are now open.

In brief, this is for:

• Projects promoting research and educational exchange between AC21 members
• At least three AC21 members must be involved
• Value: up to $10,000

Applications close 31st of January, and must be submitted via the Global Engagement Office.

With many of our important/priority partners also in AC21 this fund presents a good opportunity to pursue collaborative projects.

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The Joanna Briggs Institute 7th Graduate Research Seminar for 2014

“Best practice in oral health: examples of how to informa oral health-care providers”

The most common oral health diseases and disorders are a public health concern because they impact on individuals’ quality of life and the financial health budget. For these reasons there is an increasing demand for the production and dissemination of the best evidence in oral health care in order to prevent and treat dental diseases and also to minimise costs. This presentation will cover three examples of the interface between academia and health services, in different contexts and using different methodological approaches.

Marco’s research areas of interest include Methods in Oral Epidemiology, Life Course Oral Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology, and Surveillance in Oral Health. He served on numerous Brazilian advisory groups including committees of the National Coordination of Oral Health, National Committee for Oral Health Surveillance, and has worked as a consultant for the National Oral Health Survey carried out in 2010 and the National Household Health Survey. Currently he is a regional councillor – Asia-Pacific Region – of the International Association for Dental Research – Global Oral Health Inequalities Network.

Date:  Friday 28th November 2014

Venue: School of Translational Health Science/Joanna Briggs Institute Conference Room
Level 1, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Time:  3.30pm to 4.30pm with refreshments prior to the seminar from 3:10pm

RSVP: For catering purposes, please register your attendance with Alex Mignone by
Wednesday 19th November 2014 via alex.mignone@adelaide.edu.au

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Master of Public Health 25 Year Anniversary Colloquium Event

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the University of Adelaide’s first Master of Public Health graduate.

We cordially invite you to join us for a half day Colloquium celebrating past achievements and future endeavours in Public Health. An exciting program will be presented by fellow graduates and leaders in Public Health who will address the topic:

Public Health in Challenging Times

For details on the full program and registration please visit the MPH 25 Years Anniversary website.

When:   Friday 28th November 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm
Where:   The Braggs Lecture Theatre
Followed by:   Cocktail Reception, HUB Central Mezzanine, 5:15 pm

Register via Eventbrite

For more information, please contact Prof Dino Pisaniello

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