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Genomic medicine – much promise, many challenges

Genomics will transform many aspects of medicine in the coming decade though exactly how is still not fully clear. In the first week of January, I attended a meeting on genomic medicine (Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine) convened by NIH and attended by research funding bodies and policy makers from around 20 nations. A number of countries are making substantial progress in introducing genomics approaches into their health care systems. These are mostly the smaller countries, but also some...

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CEO newsletter June 2007

International review of NHMRC processes One of the commitments made in the Strategic Plan and Statement of Intent to the Minister is to complete an International Review of NHMRC processes, including maintenance of public confidence in research, by December 2007. A Statement of Requirement for a consultant to facilitate an international panel to undertake the review has been prepared and a Request for Tender is scheduled for advertising on Saturday 23 June 2007. An International Panel is...

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What is the Future?

Presentation to the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials in Australia and New Zealand conference on 19 October 2012. What is the Future? (PDF, 1.3MB)

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How we deal with alleged research misconduct: NHMRC - The Conversation

Article by Professor Warwick Anderson AM, CEO NHMRC, as published online via The Conversation, 16 August 2013. How we deal with alleged research misconduct: NHMRC

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CEO Research Newsletter - Winter 2012

This newsletter covers: a major new initiative to involve NHMRC funded researchers in our research translationactivities, (Research Translation Faculties progress in the yearly application funding round our review of Program Grants changes to Dora Lush Biomedical Scholarships our forthcoming call for Advanced Health Research Centres continuous application opportunities for Partnerships for Better Health Project Grants a summary of how NHMRC invests in strategic research priorities a...

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Interview with MJA Insight

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was interviewed for an article by MJA Insight on the topic of research enrolments and clinical trials. See full article

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Research Translation Faculty Symposium: How the Research Translation Faculty will work

Transcript of a speech given at the innaugural NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium, Melbourne, 24 October 2012. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for joining the Faculty. This is a huge initiative for the NHMRC, which will transform the way we work, so we’re all very excited about it. As Faculty members, particularly with around 2,500 people, the main way of communicating and collaborating on Faculty projects will be using the Faculty website that my office has been building....

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Open Letter to the Research Community from Warwick Anderson, CEO NHMRC - 11 March 2011

I have wanted to provide you with as much information as possible about RGMS since its problems in January and February and the disruptions to your preparation of applications to NHMRC.  I understand that many of you will want to understand more about these circumstances and to have an assurance that NHMRC will be able to maintain the recent improvements in RGMS performance. I have provided below an account of what happened over the period of disruption in January and February, including...

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CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08)

CEO's presentation to the Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CRX08), Brisbane, 8 August 2008 (PPT, 5.9MB)

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Launch of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines

Address by Professor Warwick Anderson AM Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council Monday 18 February 2013 Office of the NHMRC, Canberra ACT Listen to an audio recording of the launch address Check against delivery Today, NHMRC launches its Australian Dietary Guidelines.  These guidelines provide the scientific advice for healthier Australian diets. Preparation The guidelines are an update of the 2003 guidelines and have been long in the revision. NHMRC has...

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CEO newsletter April 2007

Meeting tomorrow’s health challenges In this month's CEO Newsletter, Warwick Anderson reflects on the NHMRC's new Strategic Plan There has never been a time when health research has been better poised to tackle human health problems and to stimulate the creation of new industries. We understand the fundamental biological mechanisms of life at a depth much more profound than even a decade ago, we understand the influence of the social and physical environment on health much...

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NHMRC Submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia

NHMRC Submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia - March 2012 (PDF, 1.5MB)

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2013 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community

On 4 December 2013, NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson delivered his 2013 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community via a webcast. Key issues that will be discussed: 2013 funding announcements - trends and strategies 2014 funding round – what’s new? Early career researchers, and women in science Evaluating outcomes of research Declaration on Research Assessment (DoRA) Research misconduct and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. View...

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Economic benefits of health and medical research – a discussion paper (9 September 2011)

This discussion paper focuses on the economic benefits to Australia from public investment in health and medical research. Economic benefits of health and medical research – a discussion paper (PDF, 451KB)

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Interview with The Lancet regarding the Declaration of Helsinki

NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was interviewed by The Lancet on the seventh revision of the Declaration of Helsinki. Since the Declaration of Helsinki was originally published in 1964 by the World Medical Association (WMA), its primary purpose has been to set international ethical principles for research involving human participants. See full article

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2012 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community - webcast

On 14 November, 2012, NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, delivered a webcast to provide feedback to the research community about the 19 October grant announcement outcomes. 2012 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community - presentation slides (PDF, 526KB) 2012 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community - detailed slides (PDF, 2MB) On demand video 2012 NHMRC Report to the Australian Health and Medical Research Community 2012...

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CEO Communiqué: 17 October 2011

Announcing 2011 Funding Round Outcomes Today, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler, MP announced the following NHMRC 2011 grants: Project Grants Centres of Research Excellence Partnership Project Grants Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Australian-European Collaborative Research Grants Independent Medical Research...

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Editorial: Human Research Ethics Committees

This editorial was originally published in the NHMRC report Challenging Ethical Issues in Contemporary Research on Human Beings. Editorial: Human Research Ethics Committees (PDF, 46KB)

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Research Newsletter April 2009

Download CEO's newsletter CEO's newsletter - April 2009 (PDF, 94KB) CEO's newsletter - April 2009 (DOC, 57KB) The Many Benefits of Australian Health and Medical Research By Warwick Anderson Chief Executive Officer, NHMRC Australians look to health and medical researchers with hope. They want us to find better ways to prevent ill health and they want us to find better ways to diagnose and treat the diseases they get. Community interest in health and medical...

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Doing more to improve Indigenous health: the new NHMRC Road Map

New directions and prospects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. The Medical Journal of Australia (17 May, 2010)— Editorial by Warwick Anderson, AM, CEO, NHMRC. Doing more to improve Indigenous health: the new NHMRC Road Map

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Measuring research impact – a necessary challenge

In Australian health and medical research, NHMRC receives many more great research ideas than we are able to fund. And so, we assess and rank applications based on merit, and largely, the merit of an idea is judged according to its ability to have impact. But measuring impact in any area of research is an inherently difficult task. This challenge formed the foundation of discussions this week at the Research and Impact Assessment Symposium hosted by Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief of...

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CEO newsletter October 2008

Project Grants This year NHMRC received 2697 applications, which were considered by 42 Grants Review Panels in Melbourne over a period from the 28 July – 15 August 2008. The awards were announced by the Minister for Health & Ageing, the Honourable Nicola Roxon, on 16th October, 2008. 688 new project grants were supported (26.6% of the submitted grants), including 53 New Investigator project grants (i.e., applicants for their first ever NHMRC Project Grant). 75% of the applications...

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NHMRC Funding Statistics Update

NHMRC CEO presentation delivered at the Philanthropy in Health and Medical Research Conference 2012 – The Funding Formula. NHMRC Funding Statistics Update (PDF, 1.26MB)

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Reproduction Research: Why Medical Research Matters - Making babies in the 21st century public forum

Presentation to the Making babies in the 21st century: We need to do it better public forum organised by The Society for Reproductive Biology, 25 August 2013. Presentation Reproduction Research: Why Medical Research Matters (PDF, 252KB) Transcript Thanks for that introduction and I’m absolutely delighted to be invited to this meeting with a combination of people from the community; from dedicated clinicians and from the research community itself. It’s great especially I think at meetings...

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NHMRC Report October 2010

Presentation to researchers by Warwick Anderson, AM, CEO, NHMRC, delivered as part of the NHMRC information and feedback series being held in research institutions across Australia, September/October 2010. NHMRC Report - Warwick Anderson October 2010 (PDF, 800KB)

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NHMRC response to media criticism about funding of ‘obscure research’ – The effect of acupuncture on live birth rates

An article in the Sunday Telegraph (19 May 2013) questioned the value of an NHMRC grant “The effect of acupuncture on live birth rates“ by a team led by Associate Professor Caroline Smith at the University of Western Sydney. NHMRC aims to support excellence in research by funding the best research ideas each year, as judged by peers and in accordance with NHMRC’s selection criteria for each scheme. This ensures funded research is rigorously assessed for its scientific...

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Introductory speech at the H5N1: Are We Prepared? Forum

Transcript of a speech given at the H5N1: Are We Prepared? Forum, Canberra, 1 November 2012. I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Ngunnawal people and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I’m honoured to be jointly hosting this forum on H5N1 today with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Thank you to Dr Niteen Wairagkar, Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Professor Derek Smith for making a special effort to be here. I’d also like to thank...

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Professor Warwick Anderson, CEO National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia speaks with Research Media Ltd

In this wide-ranging discussion, Professor Warwick Anderson, CEO of the NHMRC, details the Australian medical research agenda, and the strategies the institute is employing to safeguard individual and public health throughout the country. Read the full interview here.

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CEO's update on the 2008/09 Federal Budget

CEO's update on the 2008/09 Federal Budget and its impact on the National Health and Medical Research Council

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Health and Medical Research – benefiting Australia

On 26 March 2014, NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson AM gave an update to the Western Australian health and medical research community at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. View the presentation below. Health and Medical Research – benefiting Australia (PDF, 2.3MB)

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