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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. 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…. Read More

$30m+ in NHMRC Investigator Grants for Alfred Research Alliance

$30m+ in NHMRC Investigator Grants for Alfred Research Alliance

Member organisations from the Alfred Research Alliance have received a total of more than $30 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants, announced yesterday. The Investigator Grant scheme is the largest of the NHMRC’s funding schemes, and aims to support the research program of outstanding investigators at… Read More

Monash University SPRINT-SARI study

Around the Precinct: 14 May 2020

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. Alfred Health Lifesaving trial moves to Tasmania Before COVID-19 struck, Natalia Rodriguez had been travelling from Launceston to The Alfred Oncology Unit every… Read More

Prof Tracey Bucknall, Deakin University & Alfred Health

Beyond the front line: how nursing research is helping in the fight against COVID-19

Researchers at the Alfred Research Alliance are investigating ways to optimise screening measures, ICU care and patient/family communication. International Nurses Day is held on 12 May each year, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, to honour the wide-ranging contributions of nurses around the world, who make up more than 50% of the global health workforce. In 2020, the… Read More