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Queens Honours to A/Prof John Litt

The Centre congratulates A/Professor John Litt AM on being appointed as Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to preventive medicine as an influenza specialist. We have been privileged to have John as a member of the Centre’s Scientific Advisory Committee since its inception in 2007.  He is recognised for his expertise in […]

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ADDF Grant to Dr Phillip Tully et al to examine Dementia risk and antihypertensive drugs

Congratulations to Centre members NHMRC ECR Dr Phillip Tully and Professor Deb Turnbull, and Associate Professor Nick Burns on being awarded a research grant to investigate dementia risk and preventative drug treatments.  The grant funding is provided for by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), USA.   The ADDF catalyses and funds drug discovery and drug development […]

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Congratulations Clare McGuiness – 3 minute thesis competition finalist

Last night (8 Sept) at the Braggs lecture theatre, 10 brilliant University of Adelaide PhD students presented, in 3 minutes, a summary of their thesis work. The 3 minute thesis (3MT) competition is about scientific communication and we heard about bacteria on the plaque of teeth from Viking skulls,  wearable medical device technology, gender considerations […]

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Black Dog Institute – Volunteers urgently required for study on preventing suicide in males

The Black Dog Institute is studying men’s experiences of depression and suicidal behaviour (thoughts, plans, attempts), with a view to discovering factors that contribute to, or interrupt suicidal behaviour, and factors contributing to taking action, or not taking action, during a suicidal crisis.  The study has been approved by the University of New South Wales Human […]

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Study offering free health checks for men at work

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are calling for more South Australian businesses with a large male workforce to sign up for free health checks, as part of a major study that aims to prevent diabetes in men aged 50 and over. The University of Adelaide is leading the study, which is investigating whether testosterone […]

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Sept 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

The 2013 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on the health of Australian males is yet another confronting reminder of the prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide in Australian males.   In adults aged 25 and over, the rate of deaths due to suicide is 22 deaths per 100,000 males compared to 6 per 100,000 […]

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