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Flu surveillance: we’re in for an early and severe season

Today is the first day of winter, and for many Australians with winter comes influenza. According to the director of the national influenza surveillance network, the University of Adelaide’s Professor Nigel Stocks, this flu season is underway early and it’s expected to be particularly relentless, so people should get vaccinated now. “Our data indicated that in […]

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Integrated Primary Health Care

The Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health has been successful in being selected as one of several research studies nationally to be awarded funding by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute “Integrated Primary Health Care Centres” stream. Professor Nigel Stocks leads a collaborative team of investigators that includes Professor Esther May, University […]

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COMPaRE-PHC scholarships available

Expressions of interest are sought for scholarshiops for a Masters degree by research on obesity management and prevention in primary health care – various possible locations Further details Two scholarships for Masters by Research are being offered. The scholarships can be based at any of the partner institutions; however preference will be given to applicants […]

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G-TRAC-Resthaven Grants Scheme Now Open

Resthaven Inc. has made available a new $50,000 Research Grant to be administered by the Adelaide Geriatric Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre. The aim of this research grant opportunity is to support a linkage or partnership grant application for research commencing in 2014. The research undertaken must be benefit aged care consumers […]

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Need for debate on when babies should eat solids

A University of Adelaide researcher says it’s time for Australia’s health authorities to rethink advice on how long women breastfeed their children exclusively. Dr Brian Symon, Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice at the University of Adelaide and an expert on young children’s sleeping problems, says there is growing evidence to suggest that exclusive breastfeeding may not […]

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Doctors, Robots and the Outback!

Adelaide to Outback General Practice training program are recording a radio show called Doctors, Robots and the Outback. The radio show will involve an expert panel of doctors who will discuss how to encourage more doctors to work in outback Australia and whether or not there are alternatives for the human doctor. In collaboration with Dr […]

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Vitamin deficiency screening needed for refugees

New research from the University of Adelaide has discovered a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among refugees, prompting calls for refugees to be routinely screened for the problem soon after they arrive in the country. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a sign of severe malnourishment and can result in permanent damage to the nervous system. […]

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Expressions of interest sought for PhD scholarships relating to obesity management and prevention in primary health care

Expressions of interest sought for PhD scholarships relating to obesity management & prevention in primary health care – various locations The Centre for Obesity Management, Prevention and Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE-PHC) has been funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) for four years from 2012. It is a collaboration […]

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Summer Research Scholarships

Congratulations to Cameron Stott and his supervisors Dr’s Jaklin Eliott and Shona Crabb. Cameron will be exploring ‘How is information about alcohol-related cancer risk portrayed and discussed in Australian television news and current affairs?’. Congratulations to Amy Finlay and her supervisors Dr’s Kathryn Powell and Elizabeth Hoon. Amy will be working on ‘An analysis of […]

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Grants and Tenders

Congratulations to the following staff for recent grants and tenders received: Dr Lynne Giles Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Grant funding for her study “Toddlers with depressed mothers: What are the consequences for adolescent mental health?” (sole CI). Funding: $70,000 over 2013 and 2014. Dr Emma Miller and Dr Jaklin Eliott ARC Linkage Project “Public […]

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