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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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Highlights of 2008 An invited review of the incidence, aetiology and outcomes of cancer for Indigenous Australians by members of the Division was published in the Lancet Oncology. Dr Alice Rumbold was part of a team (led by the National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research) awarded $1.7million from the NHMRC to undertake a new trial aimed at reducing sexually transmitted infections. The main results of the DRUID study (investigating diabetes and related diseases in urban Indigenous people) were published, as were several other DRUID publications. The CIPHER program, which is building capacity in Indigenous policy-relevant health research, conducted a very successful research dissemination forum in Canberra with staff of several Australian Government agencies. The SISTER study team reached 400 of its targeted 525 recruits. Dr Yin Paradies was a key contributor to the landmark 2007 VicHealth report More than Tolerance: Embracing Diversity for Health. Commencement of a project investigating the views of Indigenous women, their families and their health service providers about screening for fetal anomalies; and investigating the cultural, awareness and systemic factors that infl uence Indigenous womens uptake of screening tests. This study will help to ensure that Aboriginal women are accessing the same standard of care during pregnancy as other Australian women. Publication of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health Discussion Paper: The Impact of Racism on Indigenous Health in Australia and Aotearoa: Towards a Research Agenda. A Business Case for a proposed National Centre for Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care was completed, and funding partners will be secured in 2009. The Implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adult Health Check project included a community intervention focused on tobacco cessation. This successful intervention decreased tobacco consumption by 8 per cent. Social Epidemiology Using environmental health indicators to promote healthy living environments in remote Indigenous communities Research to develop childrens environmental health frameworks, indicators and survey tool The Better Environmental Health, Housing and Child Health Study (BEHHCH) CIPHER: Capacity Building in Indigenous policy-relevant health research The DRUID Study: Diabetes and Related disorders in Urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region Health system performance and outcomes for Indigenous Australians with cancer: a national study Racism and health. Womens Health An epidemic of vulvar cancer in young women: investigating the role of Human Papillomavirus and genetic susceptibility Antenatal screening for fetal anomalies in Indigenous women: views of Indigenous people and their health care providers Can fetal fi bronectin predict labour at term? 47Services, Systems and Society Division

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