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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


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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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child health division Publications The Division published 56 papers during 2008. Highlights included (a full list of Child Health Division publications can be found on page 84): OGrady K, Krause V, Andrews R. Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts. Vaccine 2008 (online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. vaccine.2008.09.096) Clucas DB, Carville KS, Connors C, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Andrews RM. Frequenting The ClinicDisease Burden And Health Care Attendances For Young Children In Remote Aboriginal Communities Of Northern Australia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008;86(4):275-280. Chang AB, Grimwood K, Maguire G, King PT, Morris PS, Torzillo PJ. Management of bronchiectasis and chronic suppurative lung disease in Indigenous children and adults from rural and remote Australian communities. Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7):386-393. Hare KM, Morris P, Smith-Vaughan H, Leach AJ. Random colony selection versus colony morphology for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal swabs. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008; 27 (2):178-180. Leach AJ, Morris PS, Mackenzie G, McDonnell J, Balloch A, Carapetis J, Tang M. Immunogenicity for 16 serotypes of a unique schedule of pneumococcal vaccines in a high-risk population. Vaccine 2008; 26:3885-3891. Leach AJ, Morris PS, Mathews JD. Compared to placebo, long-term antibiotics resolve otitis media with effusion (OME) and prevent acute otitis media with perforation (AOMwiP) in a high-risk population: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatr 2008;8:23. Sayers S, Singh G, Fitz J, Schultz K, Davison B. Update on the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study: Wave 3 Methods at 20 years. Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker J 2008; 32 (4):18-20. Awards and Achievements Dr Gurmeet Singh completed her Paediatrician training in 2008 and was awarded her FRACP and PhD from the University of Queensland. Dr Kerry-Ann OGrady was awarded her PhD from the University of Melbourne. Dr Nicholas McTurk was awarded his PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Dr Kerry-Ann OGrady and Dr Sue Skull were awarded NHMRC Training Fellowships. Dr Tom Snelling coordinated the successful Alan Walker seminar series for 2008. Kerry-Ann OGrady won an Early Career Award, at the 2008 Population Health Congress in Brisbane, from the Australasian Epidemiological Association. Nicholas Wood awarded Rue Wright Best PhD Presentation (ABC study) at the College of Physicians Scientifi c Group Annual Meeting.om colony multiple ediatr h A, of a -risk o, n (OME) wiP) in . BMC on the years. -20. Annual Meeting. 24 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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