Around the Precinct: 25 June 2020

How a structured physio program could help avoid or delay joint replacement, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women, and a research-focused fundraising campaign – here’s some of what’s been happening this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Monash University – Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Structured Physio could avoid or delay joint replacement

More than 56,000 Australians already live with severe knee oseteoarthritis (OA), and those numbers projected to rise due to population ageing and rising obseity rates. New research from an SPHPM team led by muscularskeletal epidemiologist A/Prof Ilana Ackerman (pictured), shows that patients suffering moderate-to-severe OA who take part in a structured physiotherapy program could avoid or delay joint replacement surgery and save the health system between AUD$303 to $690 million per year.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Women experience greater impact from COVID-19

“We’re all in this together” has been the rallying cry from our political leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously the current crisis has impacted us all, including the medical research workforce, but in this article from Monash Lens, Dr Jessica Borger, Lecturer and Graduate Coordinator at Monash CCS, writes that some have experienced inequities more severely than others.
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Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

2020 Tax Campaign focuses on life-saving work by researchers

This year’s Baker Institute Tax Appeal is in full swing, focusing on the Institute’s researchers and how they are working hard to ensure our lifesaving research can continue, now, and into the future. Featuring Anna Calkin (pictured) and Jonathan Shaw, the campaign urges the community to help save lives by safeuarding research..
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