An article published in last Saturday’s advertiser, highlights the need for more investment in men’s health research to address gender disparities that still exist.
Research, being undertaken by the Centre addressing unmet needs in men’s health, is being supported by a range of organisations. These include community and charitable groups, the state and national Cancer Councils, SAHMRI, the public hospital research funds, SA Health, non-government organisations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and commonwealth government organisations including Cancer Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), through competitive grant schemes. The Centre would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Freemasons Foundation and all of these organisations for their support of our research.
“The NHMRC is certainly committed to funding high quality men’s health research that has real potential to impact on men’s health”, says Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Chief Investigator of a diabetes in males prevention study, one of the largest clinical trials in Australia supported by the NHMRC.
Finding salaries to recruit early-career researchers and support them until they are competitive in grant schemes and fellowships is the Centre’s biggest challenge. We are, however, very fortunate to have had the Freemasons Foundation supporting some of these positions on our wish-list and all of the Foundation Fellows have gone on to be successful.
If you would like to donate to the Centre or run an event to help raise funds, please contact the Centre or go to http://www.adelaide.edu.au/menshealth/support/