Around the Precinct – 8 December 2022

The precinct marks World AIDS Day, awards and grants for several researchers, and how exercise rehabilitation could help those with long COVID – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Jenny Hoy Alfred Health

Victorian HIV Service Director Professor Jenny Hoy was one of several Alliance researchers who took part in the World AIDS Day symposium last week.

Alfred Health

Shining a light on women living with HIV
The challenges faced by women living with HIV will be the focus of the Victorian HIV Service at The Alfred this World Aids Day.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Gemma Sharp wins Paul Bourke award
Associate Professor Gemma Sharp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University, is a recipient of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 2022 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research.
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Brain Foundation win for Dr Jason Ray
Congratulations to Dr Jason Ray, who has received a 2022 Brain Foundation grant of $31,747 for his project titled, “An evaluation of the impact of CGRP monoclonal antibodies on the immune system in migraine”.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Childhood health equity: The urgent need to do things differently – now
Despite years of research, discussions and advocacy in relation to nurturing children’s development through healthy eating and active living, there’s been very little in the way of progress – sugary drinks are still advertised prolifically, there’s hidden salt and sugar in foods, and most kids spend more time in front of screens rather than outside.
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Income equity for Australian women 200 years away, affecting health and wellbeing: Report
Australian women have lower income, less labour force engagement and poorer health than men, a Monash University-led report has found.
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Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences receives over $8.5m in ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) were awarded over $8.5 million in the Australian Research Council Discovery Program (ARC) with 15 grants funded.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Fast Five with Crisdion Krstevski
While many of us may have experienced sleep deprivation during exam times or as PhD deadlines loomed, every four years there’s a significant rise in lack of sleep across the globe for those who don’t live in the same time zone as the football World Cup hosts.
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Exercise rehabilitation may hold the key to helping people with long COVID
Baker Institute researchers are embarking on a randomised controlled trial to see how exercise rehabilitation might support people suffering from long Covid following an observational study indicating that it seems to be effective.
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Burnet Institute

What have half a million social posts told us about Australians’ feelings towards COVID-19?
The TIGER C19 project has reached the significant milestone of analysing over half a million social media posts on Twitter and Reddit since the start of the pandemic.
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Boldly Positive: World AIDS Day 2022
A focus on issues facing women living with HIV was the theme of the World AIDS Day 2022 Official Victorian Community Launch.
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