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Monthly Archives: February 2017

FFCMH Honours Scholarship awardee – Congratulations Mr Simon Tyler

The Centre congratulates Mr Simon Tyler on being awarded a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Honours Scholarship for 2017. Simon will be undertaking an Honours degree in Psychological Science at the University of Adelaide, having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major). Simon’s Supervisors are Dr Sean Martin, Dr Phillip Tully and Professor Deborah Turnbull. Depression […]

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Welcome Cameron Gyss – Research Engagement Officer

We welcome Mr Cameron Gyss, who has been appointed to the position of Research Engagement Officer for the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health. Cameron will be working with Researchers across all of our core programs on a number of engagement initiatives. Cameron’s research interests are health and psychology.  He received a first class Honours in […]

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Another summer well spent – Vacation researchers

Congratulations to our completing 2016-17 summer vacation students who withstood the temptation to hit the beach during the working week over summer, and put their head down to learn some essential research skills as part of an internship with the Centre. Pictured are five of our summer students, all supervised by Dr Camille Short. Pictured […]

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It all started with a “Not So Secret” handshake!

This year – 2017 – we celebrate a 10 year partnership between the Freemasons Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Freemasons SA/NT, and the University of Adelaide in an initiative to advance the health and well-being of men, recognising that men have poorer health and a lower uptake of preventative health care compared to women. For those who do not know the […]

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FFCMH HDR scholarship-top-up awardees 2017 – supporting young researchers

The Centre congratulates new higher degree students who have been awarded scholarship top-ups from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.  Students receiving top-ups are: Phoebe Drioli-Phillips (School of Psychology, Uni of Adelaide) has been awarded a Commonwealth Research Training Program award (previously the Australian Post-Graduate Award [APA]) to support her PhD studies on “Male discourses of depression and […]

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March Men’s Health Research Seminar – 7 March, midday AHMS

Join us at the new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building on North Terrace (West) for the first men’s health research seminar for 2017.  Lunch provided. Speakers: Dr Andrew Vincent   Senior Clinical Biostatistician, FFCMH “Variable selection in regression” Dr Zeyad Nassar  FFCMH Post-Doctoral Early Career Research Fellow, Prostate Cancer Research Group, SAHMRI “Androgenic regulation […]

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CHAMPS RCT Pilot – Enhancing mental health care for cardiac patients

NHMRC Post-Doctoral research fellow Dr Phillip Tully and co-investigators are undertaking a feasibility trial to determine whether treatment of common mental health problems in persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD), using 12-18 weeks of cognitive-behavioural therapy, is feasible in a hospital cardiac setting and whether it improves quality of life and cardiac outcomes when compared to “enhanced” […]

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2017 Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship- Congratulations Megan McIntosh

The Centre and Mrs Iris O’Rourke are pleased to announce the successful recipient of the Paddy O’Rourke Honours Scholarship for prostate cancer research for 2017 is Ms Megan McIntosh. Megan, pictured left with Iris (Paddy’s wife), expressed her gratitude and honour on learning of her award. Megan met with Iris to talk about her project […]

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New MJA position statements on testosterone supplementation in men

Professor Gary Wittert, Senior Endocrinologist and Director of the FFCMH has recently co-authored with Australian experts two position statements on testosterone supplementation on behalf of the Endocrine Society of Australia, and published these in the Medical Journal of Australia. Yeap BB, Grossmann M, McLachlan RI, Handelsman DJ, Wittert GA, Conway AJ, Stuckey BG, Lording DW, Allan […]

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