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South Australian Aboriginal Health Research Accord

This week I was able to attend the signing and launch of the new South Australian Aboriginal Health Research Accord.  With the support of the Elders Council of SA, the Aboriginal Health Council of SA, SAHMRI and the three SA universities, this Accord marks the beginning of a new era for the conduct of Aboriginal […]

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88 – Documentary: ABC1 30th January, 8.30pm

Documentary 88, goes to air tonight on ABC1 at 8.30pm.  This documentary tells the story from the 1988 bicentennial year when 30,000 Aboriginal people marched in Sydney – a day that would change the nation. A/Prof Jenny Baker, Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit,  appears in this documentary. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/  You can watch the preview here http://www.facebook.com/88documentary […]

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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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Risks of over-the-counter painkillers to Aboriginal people

New research at the University of Adelaide has highlighted serious potential health risks to Aboriginal people because of a lack of understanding about the use of over-the-counter painkillers. The research has led to calls for more culturally appropriate information so that Aboriginal people may better understand what medications they’re taking and the associated risks. Professor […]

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Dr Dylan Coleman speaking at the WPDN Book Club Event

Attention Staff & PhD students: Creative Writing PhD graduate, Dylan Coleman, will be speaking at the WPDN Book Club Event tomorrow. Dylan had her first book, Mazin Grace, published and longlisted for the Stella Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. Dr Steph Hester will introduce Dylan and it’s on tomorrow in the Ira Raymond […]

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Congratulations Dr Jackie Street

Dr Jackie Street recently recieved an Australian National Preventative Health Agency  (ANPHA) Fellowship for a project that aims to collect and evaluate Indigenous views on the use of regulatory measures (regulations/laws) to prevent obesity in children in Australia, including Indigenous children. It builds on the ANPHA funded, HealthyLaws project which includes the collection of evidence […]

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