The first national snapshot of COVID-19 patients in Australian ICUs, celebrating International Nurses Day and why sitting less is good for our mental health – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.
Lifesaving trial moves to Tasmania
Before COVID-19 struck, Natalia Rodriguez had been travelling from Launceston to The Alfred Oncology Unit every three weeks to take part in a clinical trial that could save her life.
Monash University – Central Clinical School
40% of Victorians have low Vitamin D levels
A study of 30,000 Victorians reveals 40% have low vitamin D levels, with serious health consequences.
Improving IBD patient care with virtual clinics
Monash researchers based at The Alfred are national leaders in improved care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients using a ‘virtual clinic’ model of care.
Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Study captures first national picture of COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Units
Researchers at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine have captured the first national snapshot of COVID-19 patients admitted to ICUs around the country since the outbreak hit Australian shores on 14 March.
Monash medical students put their hands up to assist in contact tracing
A group of third year medical students have put their hands up to help in the COVID-19 response effort, electing to train as contact tracers to assist with the State’s increased workload.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
World-first study shows short interruptions to sitting time can boost mental health
TV binges aren’t good for our mental health, but a new study shows we can halve the negative impacts by getting up off the couch more often in between episodes or in ad breaks.
Developing a COVID-safe workplace
With National Cabinet this week talking about the possibility of easing restrictions over the coming months and helping prepare Australians to go back to work in a COVID-19 safe environment, we have been busy ensuring that this can happen here at the Baker Institute.
Global COVID-19 pandemic: latest
Burnet’s researchers and public heath experts are supporting the COVID-19 response in Australia and globally across many projects and activities. Find out the latest updates.
In praise of nursing, and nurses
On the International Day of the Nurse, Kate Allardice is ‘forever thankful’ for her 40-year career in nursing and midwifery.
What would Florence think of nurses and midwives in 2020?
Professor Caroline Homer and colleagues reflect upon Florence Nightingale’s legacy in the bicentenary of her birth.
On Mother’s Day 2020, prioritising the health of mothers and babies
In a world transformed by COVID-19, Burnet researchers are focused on new projects to support mothers and babies during the pandemic.
Macquarie Group Foundation pledges AUD$1 million to Optimise Study
Burnet Institute welcomes the support to help fast track the critical research into optimising isolation, quarantine and distancing for COVID-19.
Philanthropists given incentive to dig deep during the COVID-19 pandemic
Burnet Institute welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of new incentives for philanthropic funds to support charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reluctant Australians should seek health care now as COVID-19 restrictions ease
Australians with chronic illnesses and other vulnerable groups remain at risk from non-COVID-19-related conditions, as the physical restrictions imposed by the pandemic start to ease, a Deakin University expert has warned.
Nucleus Network on the frontline against COVID-19
CEO Cameron Johnson and CMO Dr Jason Lickliter spoke to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry about our efforts in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.