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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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Dean’s Commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Adel Aref

The Centre congratulates Dr Adel Aref on being awarded his PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Adel Aref MBBCh, ESMOc, SCMO (UK), PhD Thesis:  Defining the role of lipids and metabolic factors as risk factors for prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. Supervisors: Prof Lisa Butler, Dr Andrew Vincent, Dr Michael O’Callaghan, […]

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Congratulations 19/20 summer vacation research scholarship students

The Centre congratulates the following students on their FFCMH Summer Vacation Scholarship award. Mr Hendrew Duvenage (MBBS, 5th Year, The University of Adelaide) Project: Relative contribution of novel predictors to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Australian men. Supervisor: Prof Gary Wittert, Dr Sean Martin, Dr Andrew Vincent Ms Ser Yee Ang (BPsychSc 3rd […]

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Research Impact – Bench to bedside – CDK4/6 inhibitor for prostate cancer in trial

Reported in the journal Oncogene in 2013, Professor Lisa Butler (pictured left) and collaborators, including the Centre’s Professor Wayne Tilley and senior author, Professor Karen Knudsen from the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University in USA. inhibition of the cyclin/cyclin-dependent kinase/retinoblastoma (CDK4/6) pathway that is critical for cell replication may have a role in controlling some […]

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NHMRC Emerging Leader Grant to Dr Kootsy Canuto

The Centre congratulates Dr Kootsy Canuto, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI, on being awarding an Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant in the recently announced National Health and Medical Research Council funding announcements.  His 5 year award of $650,750 is titled “Enough talk, time for action: Developing, implementing and evaluating co-designed […]

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Research Impact: Professional Training Heart and Mind: Dr Phillip Tully

Dr Phillip Tully is a Psychologist and a post-doctoral Research Fellow in the FFCMH leading the Vascular and Brain Health research group. He is funded by a TRIP (translating research into practice) Fellowship from the Commonwealth Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council. Phillip’s clinical and research interests focus on two of the three leading causes of disease burden […]

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