Professor John Morley is the Divisional Director of Geriatrics at St Louis University which focuses on frailty, nutrition, sarcopenia, Alzheimer’s disease and delirium.
He visited Adelaide G-TRAC Centre to take part in the G-TRAC Research Workshop on Thursday 7 August. He joined the G-TRAC team for lunch and a tour of the Resthaven Aged Care Campus before listening to four G-TRAC researchers present their current research topics.
Dr Ruth Teh, Dr Shailaja Nair, Ms Asangi Jayatilaka and Dr Damith Ranasinghe presented and Professor Morley addressed the workshop participants on the latest research ideas from UK and USA and critiqued the researchers topics and presentations.
Professor Morley also spoke of the website Frailty.net where helpful information and resources from around the world can be found.
The Resthaven Aged Care Campus with the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre opened their doors to the local community on Friday 20th of June 2014 for the inaugural National Aged Care Open Day.
The event was opened by Professor Ian Maddocks Senior Australian of the Year 2013. He applauded the campus for their innovative work in aged care and encouraged us to think about challenging the stereotypes of ageing and getting the community more involved.
The day was a huge success, with hundreds of people coming to participate in activities, learn about local services and join in the performance by the rock choir ‘The Silverbeats’, a feisty, fabulous, over 65s group.
The Adelaide G-TRAC Centre has launched an exciting new video outlining the centre’s teaching and training programs.
Students, consumers and staff are featured working together within a range of aged care settings.
Director of G-TRAC Centre, Professor Renuka Visvanathan gave her inaugural lecture this year on ‘Achieving Healthy Ageing by better addressing Nutritional Frailty’.
The popular lecture covered important research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide on this vital national research priority.
Resthaven Inc. has made available one $50,000 Research Grant to be administered through the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre. The aim of this research grant opportunity is to support a linkage or partnership grant application for research commencing in 2015.
Please note that this grant is a cash commitment. Funds will be released following evidence of success in a grant application (NHMRC or ARC) and ethics approval granted for the research project.
Priority research focuses for 2015 include but are not limited to promoting positive/healthy ageing, promoting functional independence or recovery, dementia management, falls prevention, medication optimisation and pain management.
Closing date: Monday 25 August, 2014 at 5pm
To find out more about the G-TRAC- Resthaven Grant Scheme and apply, click here.
G-TRAC has celebrated a year since its official opening at an event with partners, community members and students.
We have a had a an excellent start to 2014 welcoming our new students and launching our 2014 seminar series ‘Challenges of Care in an Ageing Population’.
We are also pleased to announce our new G-TRAC Consumer Advisory Group has now been established meeting regularly at the centre.
Health and Aged Care consumers are central to G-TRAC’s activities and we are very grateful to the many consumers who are part of our teaching and research programs.
Find out more about the G-TRAC Centre and more in our Autumn 2014 Newsletter.
Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Time: 5:30pm (with refreshments and networking to follow)
Location: Napier Lecture Theatre G04, North Terrace Campus
Director of G-TRAC Centre, Professor Renuka Visvanathan will be giving her inaugural lecture this year on ‘Achieving Healthy Ageing by better addressing Nutritional Frailty’, reviewing the important research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide on this vital national research priority.
Poor nutrition is a major threat to healthy ageing in Australia and worldwide. Weight loss as a result of poor nutrition is about more than losing fat, it leads to muscle loss which in turn leads to frailty, reduced mobility, and falls. On the other hand, good nutrition and exercise together with other strategies may prevent loss of muscle and strength. Employed early, these strategies will help older Australians achieve the goal of ‘Healthy Ageing’.
For more information, contact G-TRAC on 8313 2144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congratulations to Dr Harris Eyre, PhD candidate in Psychiatry, who will receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States of America.
See the University Media Release for more details.
The School of Medicine would like to congratulate Tongzhi Wu, who has been chosen as a University Doctoral Research Medal recipient for 2013.
Tongzhi will be presented with his award at the April 2014 Graduation Ceremony.