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Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research



Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research

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Menzies School of Health Research annual report 2008; 2008 Menzies School of Health annual report


Menzies School of Health Research


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Through scientifi c excellence, education and research the team at Menzies is discovering ways to reduce the impact of disease and improve the health and well-being of people living in Australia and beyond. -- page 4


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Charles Darwin University; Discovery for a healthy tomorrow

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Who we are and what we do page 4 -- Where and how we work page 5 -- Menzies Strategic Plan page 6 -- Vision page 7 -- Values page 7 -- Goals page 7 -- The Year at a Glance page 8 -- Financial and Corporate Overview page 12 -- A Message from the Chair page 14 -- A Message from the Director page 16 -- A Message from the Indigenous Development Unit page 18 -- Child Health Division page 21 -- Healing and Resilience Division page 27 -- International Health Division page 33 -- Preventable Chronic Diseases Division page 39 -- Services, Systems and Society Division Page 45 -- Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division page 51 -- Education and Training Division page 57 -- Corporate Services Division page 63 -- Menzies and the Community page 71 -- Governance page 72 -- Honorary Appointees page 75 -- Research Funding page 76 -- Publications page 84 -- Professional Activities page 92 -- Collaborators page 96 -- page 3




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Menzies School of Health Research annual report; Annual Report




99 pages : colour illustration ; 30 cm.

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The value of funding from NHMRC, our main funding body, increased by a massive 58 per cent from 2007 to over $7m, helping to increase the organisations total income by 11.5 per cent from 2007, to more than $27 million. Professor Helen Garnett stood down from the Menzies Board following her retirement from her position of Vice Chancellor of CDU. The Board welcomed her replacement, Professor Barney Glover, in early 2009. Menzies launched its fi rst ever print newsletter, Discover Menzies, with excellent feedback from the community. The Communications and Development team helped to raise a total of $626,360 for Menzies in cash and in kind donations. This exceeded the fundraising target of $213,000 by $413,360. The Inaugural Ochre art auction raised over $250,000 for Indigenous child health research at Menzies. The 2008 Menzies Oration was successfully delivered by World Vision Australia CEO, Rev Tim Costello. Over 250 people were in attendance at the new Darwin Convention Centre. A successful event was held on the Tiwi Islands in which Menzies staff took the opportunity to thank the Tiwi people for their involvement and assistance over the past 20 years. The year saw an overall staff growth rate of 15 per cent. However, this increase does not accurately depict the recruitment activity level for the year. One hundred and eighteen new employees commenced at Menzies during 2008 almost ten new employees per month. The Menzies Development Committee was established. A Committee of the Board, the Development Committee has the role of enhancing the profi le of Menzies work in the general community and overseeing fundraising activities. This year also saw the beginning of a three year partnership with Hawthorn Football Club and the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health, in which Menzies is one of their community partners. Menzies media activity increased during 2008 with 361 mentions of Menzies, Ochre and the Rioli Fund for Aboriginal Health. This is a 60 per cent increase year on year and the quality of the coverage received was consistently high. Planning commenced for the forthcoming Menzies Quinquennial Review which is due to take place in early 2009. The Executive Team took part in a Progress against the Strategic Plan planning retreat to report on progress and look forward to 2009. Progress was reported to the Board. Plans were developed to move over 70 Menzies staff to a satellite offi ce in Winnellie, Darwin to allow for more growth during 2009. Corporate Highlights 11

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