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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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publicationspublications Gee JE, Glass MB, Novak RT, Gal D, Mayo MJ, Steigerwalt AG, Wilkins PP, Currie BJ. Recovery of a Burkholderia thailandensis-like isolate from an Australian water source. BMC.Microbiol 2008; 8 (1):54. Gibney KB, Cheng AC, Currie BJ. Cutaneous melioidosis in the tropical top end of Australia: a prospective study and review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis 2008; 47 (5):603-609. Gildenhuys J, Lee M, Isbister GK. Does implementation of a paediatric asthma clinical practice guideline worksheet change clinical practice? Int J of Emerg Med 2008;1(3). Hare KM, Morris P, SmithVaughan 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. Herzig V, Khalife AA, Chong Y, Isbister G, Currie BJ, Churchill TB, Horner S, Escoubas P, Nicholson GM, Hodgson WC. Intersexual variations in Northern (Missulena pruinosa) and Eastern (M. bradleyi) mouse spider venom. Toxicon 2008; 51:1167-1177. Honsa E, Fricke T, Stephens AJ, Ko D, Kong F, Gilbert GL, Huygens F, Giffard PM. Assignment of Streptococcus agalactiae isolates to clonal complexes using a small set of single nucleotide polymorphisms. BMC Microbiol 2008; 8:140. Isbister GK, Brown SG, MacDonald E, White J, Currie BJ. Current use of Australian snake antivenoms and frequency of immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis. Med J Aust 2008; 188 (8):473-476. Isbister GK, Brown SGA, Miller M, Tankel A, MacDonald E, Stokes B, Ellis R, Nagree Y, Wilkes GJ, James R, Short A, Holdgate A. A randomised controlled trial of intramuscular versus intravenous antivenom for latrodectism the RAVE study. QJM 2008;101:557-565. Isbister GK, OLeary MA, Miller M, Brown SGA, Ramasamy S, James R, Schneider JJ. A comparison of serum antivenom concentrations after intravenous and intramuscular administration of redback (widow) spider antivenom. Br J Clin Pharm 2008;65:139-143. Jacups S, Whelan P, Currie B. Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus infections: a review of history, ecology, and predictive models, with implications for Tropical Nothern Australia. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2008; 8 (1):1-15. Jacups SP, Currie BJ. Blueringed octopuses: a brief overview of their toxicoloty. NT Naturalist 2008; 20:50-57. Jacups SP, Whelan PI, Markey PG, Cleland SJ, Williamson GJ, Currie BJ. Predictive indicators for Ross River virus infection in the Darwin area of tropical northern Australia, using long-term mosquito trapping data. Trop Med Int Health 2008; 13 (7):943-952. Jamieson LM, Sayers SM. Oral health investigations of Indigenous participants in remote settings: a methods paper describing the dental component of wave III of an Australian Aboriginal birth cohort study. BMC Oral Health 2008; 8:24. Johnston V, Thomas DP. Smoking behaviours in a remote Australian Indigenous community: The infl uence of family and other factors. Soc Sci Med 2008; 67(11):1708-1716. Ju H, Rumbold AR, Willson KJ, Crowther CA. Borderline gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy outcomes. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2008; 8:31. Karyana M, Burdarm L, Yeung S, Kenangalem E, Wariker N, Maristela R, Umana KG, Vemuri R, Okoseray MJ, Penttinen PM, Ebsworth P, Sugiarto P, Anstey NM, Tjitra E, Price RN. Malaria morbidity in Papua Indonesia, an area with multidrug resistant Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. Malar J 2008; 7 (1):148. Kumar A, Mayo M, Trunck LA, Cheng AC, Currie BJ, Schweizer HP. Expression of Resistance-Nodulation-cell Division effl ux pumps in Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from Northern Australia. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2008; 102 Suppl 1:S145-S151, 2008. Leach A, Wood Y, Gadil E, Stubbs E, Morris P. Topical ciprofl oxin versus topical framycetin-gramicidindexamethasone in Australian aboriginal children with recently treated chronic suppurative otitis media: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008; 27 (8):692-698. 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 and the Chronic Otitis Media Intervention Trial One (COMIT1) group. Compared to placebo, longterm 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. Leach AJ, Stubbs E, Hare K, Beissbarth J, Morris PS. Comparison of nasal swabs with nose blowing for community-based pneumococcal surveillance of healthy children. J Clin Microbiol 2008; 46 (6):20812082. Lee SJ, Stepniewska K, Anstey N, Ashley E, Barnes K, Binh TQ, dAlessandro U, Day NP, de Vries PJ, Dorsey G, Guthmann JP, Mayxay M, Newton P, Nosten F, Olliaro P, Osario L, Pinoges L, Price R, Rowland M, Smithuis F, Taylor R, White NJ. The relationship between the haemoglobin concentration and the haematocrit in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Malar J 2008; 7:1-4. Lek-Uthai U, Suwanarusk R, Ruengweerayut R, SkinnerAdams TS, Nosten F, Gardiner DL, Boonma P, Piera KA, Andrews KT, Machunter B, Carthy JS, Anstey N, Price RN, Russell B. Stronger activity of human immunodefi ciency virus type 1 protease inhibitors against clinical isolates of Plasmodium vivax than against those of P. falciparum. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2008; 52:2435-2441. 86 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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