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Results of Testosterone for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Prevention Trial revealed

  The Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, Professor Gary Wittert, has led a national multi-centre study to answer the question of whether testosterone can decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, after two years of treatment. Co-Investigators include A/Prof Evan Atlantis, Dr Carolyn Allan, Prof Robert McLachlan, Dr Karen Bracken, Dr Alicia Jenkins, […]

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HRF Grant to examine mental health pre and post COVID-19

Professor Robert Adams (affiliate), Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, and Professor  Gary Wittert, Dr Tiffany Gill and Professor Catherine Hill from the University of Adelaide, and Professor Malcolm Battersby, Head of Psychiatry at Flinders University, have been awarded a Hospital Research Foundation grant for $50,000 to define how […]

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What COVID-19 really means for men’s health

Click below to read the recent article posted on the Healthy Male Andrology Australia website https://www.healthymale.org.au/news/what-covid-19-really-means-for-mens-health

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Testosterone – When there is too much or not enough – ABC

The Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Endocrinologist Professor Gary Wittert recently joined other national experts Professor Rob McLachlan, Medical Director of Healthy Male which provides resources on male reproductive and sexual health, and Professor Helena Teede, Women’s Health at Monash University, in talking to ABC Radio’s Cassie McCullagh all about testosterone. Specifically why testosterone is so […]

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Welcome – Visiting Fellow from the Netherlands: Ms Rianne de Heus

The Centre welcomes Rianne de Heus who is visiting the FFCMH from The Netherlands to work as postdoctoral research fellow for 6 weeks. During her stay at the FFCMH, Rianne is working with Dr Phillip Tully to explore the association between blood pressure variability and brain health, especially dementia and cognitive impairment. It was recently […]

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National trial of on-line Exercise (prescription) Guide for men with advanced prostate cancer

There is clear evidence that supervised exercise not only reduces side effects of treatment but it improves the length of survival of men being treated for advanced prostate cancer. Supervised, individually prescribed exercise for people with chronic conditions including cancer should only be provided by exercise physiologists, to ensure safety and effectiveness. The costs and […]

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13th Freemasons Men’s Health Research Fellow appointed: Dr Melissa Opozda

The Centre Management Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Melissa Opozda to the position of Freemasons Men’s Health Post-doctoral Research Fellow. This is the 13th Fellowship funded by the Freemasons Foundation. Melissa is a also a health psychologist working in private practice and has been a post-doctoral researcher in the FFCMH since 2017. […]

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Dean’s commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Prabin Gyawali

We congratulate Dr Prabin Gyawali on being awarded his PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Dr Prabin Gyawali BSc, MSc, PhD Thesis:  Sex Hormone Binding Globulin – Regulation and role as a marker of chronic disease risk Supervisors: Professor Gary Wittert, Dr Sean Martin, Professor Leonie Hielbronn Summary: Until now Sex […]

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Deans commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Amy Finlay

We congratulate Dr Amy Finlay on being awarded her PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Amy Finlay BPsychSci, BHlthSc (Hon), PhD Thesis:  Prostate Cancer Health and Fitness Online: The development and pilot testing of an internet physical activity program for prostate cancer survivors. Supervisors: Dr Camille Short and Professor Gary Wittert […]

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Congratulations Rayzel Fernades on her PhD award and post-doctoral position in London

The Centre congratulates Dr Rayzel Fernades on being awarded her PhD. Rayzel Fernandes BSc, MSc, PhD Thesis: The role of microRNA-194 in prostate cancer progression Superviors: Dr Luke Selth, Dr Theresa Hickey, Prof Wayne Tilley Summary: Rayzel’s project characterised the function of a small non-coding RNA molecule, microRNA-194 (miR-194), in prostate cancer. Using cutting-edge genomic […]

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