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December 2007

NHMRC awards outstanding achievers in health and medical research

Sixteen outstanding achievers have been recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for their significant contributions to health and medical research. Innovation, leadership, and considerable scientific research were recognised by Australia’s peak body for health and medical research at an inaugural event in Canberra. Announced by the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, the awards included acknowledgements to Prof Iain McGregor for studies on the long...

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October 2007

Thanks

Canberrans had the opportunity to say thank you to the country’s 15,000 health and medical researchers today (October 31) at Research Australia’s Thank You Day. Some of Australia’s leading health professionals gathered at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU to celebrate the contribution of health and medical research in Australia. CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Professor Warwick Anderson, launched a new book—Great minds...

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NHMRC releases revised draft—Australian alcohol guidelines for low-risk drinking

“The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have today released a revised draft of the Australian alcohol guidelines for low-risk drinking,” NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said. “We are inviting comment from a wide range of groups and individuals—including health professionals, community groups, professional and educational organisations, policy makers, the general public and those businesses responsible for providing alcohol. “The revised...

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September 2007

2008 Medical Research Grants

I am pleased to announce today grants worth $560 million for health and medical research to more than 50 universities and research institutes. These successful grants are the outcome of the major funding round for the Australian Government’s 2008 National Health and Medical Research grants. The grants will fund research in a wide variety of medical research areas, including heart disease, obesity, cancer, child health, depression and chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma....

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NHMRC-funded trial shows blood pressure drugs can cut diabetes deaths.

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson today congratulated the George Institute for International Health (Sydney) on the success of a worldwide clinical trial showing that a combination of blood-pressure-lowering drugs can cut deaths from complications of type 2 diabetes by almost one-fifth. ‘The NHMRC awarded over $230,000 in research funds to this world-leading project, and it is very satisfying to see it yield such significant results’, Professor Anderson said. The results of...

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August 2007

New code on responsible research practices and handling misconduct

Integrity in research, meeting community expectations, and handling allegations of misconduct are the focus of a new national code released today by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia. The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research advocates and describes best practice in research for researchers and institutions, as well as setting out a framework for handling breaches of the Code. While...

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More Than $200,000 In Palliative Care Research Grants For SA

Research into end of life and palliative care practices will be supported by two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants announced today by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Brett Mason. “The Australian Government is committed to health and medical research, and to improving palliative care,” Senator Mason said at Flinders University. “In fact the Australian Government has allocated almost $300 million over seven...

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NHMRC apologises for administrative error in grants process

The National Health and Medical Research Council today confirmed that an administrative error had occurred in its 2007 project grants review process that had inadvertently revealed the identity of some reviewers. The error arose from failure to implement an established process that ‘wipes’ background data embedded in a review document that could be used to identify the reviewer. ‘A comprehensive audit of all 2500 grant applications is now under way to determine the full...

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$36 million for Australia’s medical researchers

The Commonwealth Government’s $36 million Australia Fellowships, through the National Health and Medical Research Council, have been awarded to researchers in cancer, infectious diseases and mental health.  Each recipient is highly regarded in their field.  Each Fellowship is valued at $4 million ($800,000 per year for 5 years).  The recipients are: The fight against cancer: Professor Doug Hilton from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.  Professor...

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July 2007

$1.1 Million for Palliative Care Research in NSW

Research into end of life and palliative care practices will be supported by six National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants announced today by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Brett Mason. “The Australian Government is committed to health and medical research, and to improving palliative care,” Senator Mason said at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. “We understand that this unique form of health care must be integrated...

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