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December 2008

Grants translate research into practice

The National Health and Medical Research Council is pleased to announce more than $22 million in grants under the Career Development Awards scheme. Fifty-eight grants have been funded, with 38 in the area of biomedical research and 11 in population health. The remainder are in the clinical and industry research fields. These awards support early- to mid-career researchers undertaking projects that cover illnesses and diseases that continue to afflict our society such as multiple sclerosis,...

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Translating knowledge into better health

Indigenous and older Australians will be the main winners in the latest round of research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Nine capacity building grants totalling $18.2 million have been awarded to university research teams across Australia. These grants will support work in population health and health services — the implementation of health research and studies into effective and efficient health care services. The grants will also build the skills of teams...

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Grants translate research into practice

The National Health and Medical Research Council is pleased to announce more than $22 million in grants under the Career Development Awards scheme. Fifty-eight grants have been funded, with 38 in the area of biomedical research and 11 in population health. The remainder are in the clinical and industry research fields. These awards support early- to mid-career researchers undertaking projects that cover illnesses and diseases that continue to afflict our society such as multiple sclerosis...

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NHMRC recognises Australia's best and brightest researchers

The award winners accept their awards From left: NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson, Professor Pankaj Sah (Queensland Brain Institute), Professor Graeme Jackson (Brain Research Institute), Dr Sof Andrikopoulos (University of Melbourne), Professor Joseph Trapani (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Professor Melissa Wake (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute), Professor Stephen MacMahon (The George Institute for International Health), and Chair of Council, Professor Michael Good. Absent:...

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Fluoride and babies

A recent media article suggests that that babies from six months to a year should only have 600ml of fluoridated water. NHMRC has three publications that refer to fluoride intake, none of which make this suggestion: Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2004) Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand (2006) A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Fluoridation (2007) In November 2007 our review into the safety of fluoridation said: "Recent...

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NICS wins AGLN-V leadership award

NICS staff members Sue Huckson and Meredith Cameron jointly received the 2008 Leadership Award from the Australian Government Leadership Network- Victoria. Sue Huckson was nominated for her work on the National Organ Donation Collaborative and Meredith Cameron was nominated for the Fight Flu campaign.

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NMHRC Project Grants 2009 application round opens

Applications are now open for NHMRC Project Grants 2009 for funding commencing in 2010. Project Grants support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research across all fields of health and medical research on researcher initiated projects. The 2009 round will encourage research in fields such as Indigenous health, complementary and alternative medicines, water quality, global health, obesity intervention, nanotechnology and health, and the health challenges...

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November 2008

Top indigenous entertainer awarded for health work

Aboriginal singer-songwriter Dr Jimmy Little was awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council Advocacy Award at Research Australia’s ‘Thank You’ Day Awards in Sydney last night. Dr Little was nominated for the award by Baxter Healthcare for his long-term dedication to raising awareness of health issues affecting Indigenous Australians. » Read more - www.thankyouday.org

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NHMRC Annual Report 2007-08

NHMRC's annual report for 2007-08 has been tabled in parliament. » Go to the NHMRC Annual Report 2007-08

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Clinical practice guidelines for the management of melanoma in Australia and New Zealand

The Australian Cancer Network (ACN) has released NHMRC-endorsed evidence-based clinical guidelines to assist GPs, dermatologists and surgeons to manage patients with melanoma.

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