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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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preventable chronic diseases division Publications The Division published 18 papers during 2008. Highlights included (see page 84 for full list of Divisional publications): Thomas DP, Briggs V, Anderson IPS, Cunningham J. The social determinants of being an Indigenous non-smoker. ANZ J Public Health 2008; 32: 110-16. Johnston VF, Thomas DP.Smoking behaviours in a remote Australian Indigenous community: the infl uence of family and other factors. Social Science & Medicine 2008; 67: 1708-16. Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Dunne K, Whitbread C, Howard D, Weeramanthri T, Tatipata S, Dunbar T, Harper A, Taylor HR, Zimmet P, ODea K, Shaw JE.Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID Study. Diab Res Clin Pract 2008; 80: 455-462. Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Barry RE, Leysley L, ORourke MF, Celermajer DS, ODea K.Impact of dyslipidaemia on arterial structure and function in urban Indigenous Australians. Atherosclerosis. 2008; 202: 248-254.. Awards and Achievements Dr Vanessa Johnston and Dr Julie Brimblecombe were both awarded NHMRC postdoctoral fellowships. Dr Jaqui Hughes, Australias fi rst Indigenous nephrologist, commenced as a PHD student with the Division and was awarded Douglas and Lola Douglas award for highly ranked NHMRC PhD scholarship application. Dr Julie Brimblecombe was invited by the Prime Ministers SEIC working group on Indigenous health to provide a briefi ng paper on work on nutrition in remote communities and wasinvited to speak on food security issues for Aboriginal communities at the RANZCOG conference and annual scientifi c meeting of the nutrition society of Australia. Ms Leisa McCarthy won the Ian Potter Indigenous Research Fellowship and commenced her PhD with the PCD division in September 2008. The eGFR study team presented two poster presentations at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology Annual Scientifi c Meeting. Dr Vanessa Johnston attended Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Public Health Leadership Forum. Mr Mark Lock, an Aboriginal University of Melbourne student supervised by Dr David Thomas, submitted his PhD thesis The participation of Indigenous people in national Indigenous health policy processes. supervised by Dr David Thomas, submitted his PhD thesis The participation of Indigenous people in national Indigenous health policy processes. 42 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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