Around the Precinct: 21 May 2020

How lockdown has influenced drinking habits, celebrating NHMRC grants, and the impact of COVID-19 on the Melbourne drug market – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Dr Pat Tolan, Alfred Health

Dr Pat Tolan from Alfred Health shares his insights into why people are drinking more during lockdown.

Alfred Health

Lockdown leads to spike in drinking
While Victorians were locked down under stage 3 restrictions, alcohol sales increased 34% compared to the same time last year. Addictions psychiatrist Pat Tolan has shed some light on why the COVID-19 restrictions are causing some people to drink more – and what implications that might have post-COVID.
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Monash University

NHMRC investigator grants – over $40m awarded to Monash MNHS researchers
Federal Health Minister, The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, announced almost $47M in funding for Monash researchers across all areas of health and medical research including: biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Investigator grants to advance understanding of cardiometabolic disease
A significant grant to better understand the role of white blood cell production in cardiovascular disease and to develop novel treatments is one of several prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants awarded to Baker Institute scientists.
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Burnet 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.
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Burnet researchers share in NHMRC grants
Burnet Institute research will benefit from NHMRC grants valued collectively at more than AUD$6 million.
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Insights into COVID-19 impact on drug market
Measures prompted by COVID-19 have had limited impact on the Melbourne illicit drug market, according to Burnet research.
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