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Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, the family environment also has played a critical role. This research has reviewed 30 years of work […]

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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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Studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide

Get an insight into studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Hear from our Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery students discussing their experiences as medical students at the University of Adelaide. Watch YouTube videos

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Rural roots beckon for Martin

Medical graduate and former Mount Gambier resident Dr Martin Downs counts himself among `the lucky ones’ to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Currently in his third year of psychiatric specialist training, Martin’s ultimate goal is to become a consultant Psychiatrist in the Rural and Remote division of mental health servicing country South […]

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Rural scholar urges students to ‘give back’

Dr Martin Downs Medical graduate and psychiatrist-in-training Dr Martin Downs counts himself among “the lucky ones” to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. The former Mt Gambier resident and Rural Bonded Scholar says the outstanding facilities, curricula and student culture at Adelaide both inspired and fulfilled him, leading to lifelong friendships and a […]

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Stroke rates decline but many still preventable

The rate of strokes suffered by Australians has dropped over the past 20 years, while strokes caused by an irregular heartbeat now account for one third of all strokes, according to new research led by the University of Adelaide. The results of a major stroke incidence study are published in this month’s issue of the […]

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Congratulations Geordie Beath, Semi Finalist Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

We congratulate Geordie for reaching the Semi Finalist stage in the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards under the Awards category of the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award. Geordie and the other semi finalists will receive a special on stage presentation tribute at the Prestigious Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on the 16th of March […]

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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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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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Awards – May 2012

Congratulations to…. Renae Kirkham, winner of the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award, 2012 Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year Awards  Renae is a current PhD student in the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Public Health and previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (2007) and Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours (2008). She works […]

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