A look behind the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pilot study in the Pacific and new insights into unexplained cardiac death – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.
Beyond the frontline
Teamwork has been the cornerstone of our response to COVID-19. While our frontline workers continue to provide outstanding care, this special video series features some of our other staff who have been crucial in the COVID-19 effort. Hear from six of our staff across security, reception, cleaning, spiritual care, capital works and pathology on how they’ve helped prepare for the pandemic.
Monash University – School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Colour coding emergency triage in the Pacific: a Monash University led pilot study finds added importance in COVID crisis
So far there have been less than a dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea (PNG), however concerns remain that the numbers are greater because of limited testing. A Monash PhD student and emergency medicine physician has adapted a new triage system for hospital emergency departments in the Pacific region.
Bedside trial of COVID-19 ICU patients helping doctors pinpoint best treatment
Monash University is a major player in global human trials of a suite of repurposed drugs in critically ill patients from intensive care units – in a bid to outsmart pandemics such as COVID-19.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
First annual toll reveals 660 Victorians under 50 lost to unexplained cardiac death
The first annual Victorian statistics collected on unexplained cardiac death — also known as sudden cardiac death or arrest — have revealed the figures are much higher in people aged under 50 than experts even predicted.
Heart failure home intervention provides help for vulnerable Australians
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute is working with collaborators to trial a new heart failure intervention aimed at keeping some of the most vulnerable Australians out of hospital.
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.
MRFF funding for Burnet COVID research
Burnet research into the development of antivirals for COVID-19 will benefit from important new funding from the Medical Research Future Fund.
Restrictions eased, but COVID-19 has not gone away
With the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, Professor Margaret Hellard has warned against complacency.
Burnet a knowledge hub for COVID-19
Burnet scientists helping fill key COVID-19 knowledge gaps in Australian and global responses.
Reconciliation Week 2020: 20 Years On, ‘In this together’
Troy Combo spoke to Burnet staff and students about the importance of a commitment to indigenous reconciliation.
COVID-19 modelling was ‘right’
Professor Brendan Crabb believes adoption of the right modelling has been a key factor in Australia’s relatively low rates of COVID-19.
Sexual and reproductive health a COVID-19 priority
Australia is being urged by a consortium of NGOs and academic institutes to prioritise the needs of women and girls in its response to COVID-19.