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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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services, systems and society division Publications The Division published 26 peer reviewed papers during 2008. Highlights included (see page 84 for a full list of Divisional publications): Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Connors CM, ODonoghue L, Liddle HE, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, Burke HP, Thompson SC, Brown ADH. Delivery of child health services in Indigenous communities: implications for the federal governments emergency intervention in the Northern Territory. Med J Aust 2008; 188 (10):615-618. Cunningham J, Rumbold AR, Zhang X, Condon J. The incidence, aetiology and outcomes of cancer in Indigenous peoples in Australia. Lancet Oncology 2008;9:585-95. Condon JR, Rumbold AR, Thorn JC, OBrien MM, Davy M, Zardawi I. A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women. Cancer Causes & Control 2008 Sep 3. Also 32:4 Anderson KM, Devitt J, Cunningham J, Preece C, Cass A. All they said was my kidneys were dead: Indigenous Australian patients understanding of their chronic kidney disease.Med J Australia 2008, 189(9): 499-503. Paradies Y, Williams, DR. Racism and Health. In Heggenhougen, K and Quah S (eds), International Encyclopedia of Public Health, vol. 5. 2008 (pp. 474-483). Academic Press, San Diego. Cunningham J, ODea K, Dunbar T, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, Zimmet P.Socioeconomic status and diabetes among urban Indigenous Australians aged 15-64 in the DRUID Study.Ethnicity & Health 2008; 13:23-37. Rumbold A, Cunningham J, Bailie RS, Hillier JE.Exploring the characteristics of the research workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.Aust NZ J Public Health 2008; 32:12-18. Awards and Achievements Dr Fay Johnston completed her PhD on the health effects of bushfi re smoke in the Australian monsoon tropics. Dr Alice Rumbold was a fi nalist in the NT Research and Innovation Awards New Investigator Awards. Assoc Professor Joan Cunningham received a NHMRC Research Fellowship. Dr Yin Paradies was appointed to the VicHealth Advisory Committee on Promoting Cultural Diversity and Reducing Discrimination and to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Ethics Committee Expert Panel on Research. Several Menzies representatives were speakers at the RANZCOG Indigenous Womens Health Meeting including Dr Alice Rumbold, Dr Julie Brimblecombe, Dr Ngiare Brown, Maria Nickels, Debbie Taylor-Thompson, Dr Jacqueline Boyle, Dr Sue Sayers and Dr Gurmeet Singh. RANZCOG have subsequently invited Dr Jacqui Boyle and Dr Alice Rumbold to submit a publication of their work. Dr Jacqui Boyle and Dr Alice Rumbold made a major contribution to the new edition of the Womens Business Manual, which was published during the year. The Smokebusters project, led by Dr Paul Burgess, received several awards in the National Heart Foundation 2008 Annual Awards. 48 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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