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Professor Yangfeng WU speaking on China CVD prevention policy priorities at 2014 World Congress of Cardiology

Professor WU explained that non-communicable diseases (NCDS) are not only a health issue, but a social issue, restricting economic development. Read more >>

Effective management of hip fractures among the elderly in India

Using international guidelines for management of hip fractures among the elderly, The George Institute for Global Health India has begun the process of documenting the existing pathways of care within hospitals in Delhi. Read more >>

Professor Vlado Perkovic's response to Health Minister's pre-budget speech

Professor Perkovic argued for a new system founded on value-based care, outlining the need for financial levers to encourage efficiency and quality and discourage inefficiency, as well as the development of novel funding models that promoted quality rather than quantity. Read more >>

Salt reduction in China

A project, initiated by The George Institute China, aims to determine whether an education program targeted at school children can lower salt intake in children and their families.

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Professor Chris Maher named one of world's top two back pain researchers

Professor Maher says he is delighted to be named as one of the world’s most pre-eminent back pain researchers. His ranking came from comparisons with 33,200 other research authors. Read more >>

Principal Director Professor Stephen MacMahon highlights the need for health innovation at Australian Financial Review roundtable

He emphasised the need to spend smarter, better identify waste, strive for better health outcomes for all and build a stronger evidence base to inform healthcare reform. Read more >>

Professor Linong JI featured in The Lancet

A recent issue of The Lancet published two separate articles featuring Professor JI - his comment on sex disparity in the risk of diabetes-associated stroke and a profile story. Read more >>

New partnership with Coles supermarkets

The George Institute has endorsed a new initiative by Coles Online – the Healthier Choices Aisle, to support consumers wanting to make healthier food choices. The George reviewed the items by using a rigorous analysis of the relative amounts of salt, sugar, energy, fibre, protein and fruits and vegetables contained in each product. Read more >>

The George Institute's view on new Australia Research Fund

The creation of a $20B Medical Research Future Fund has the potential to transform Australia’s contribution to medical science and healthcare solutions in the 21st Century. Read more >>

Experts unveil key to beating repeat heart attacks

A nationally adopted, long-term, consistent patient management approach would be an important step to prevent repeat cardiovascular events. Read more >>

Recent studies point to differences between men and women in cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Read more about Professor Mark Woodward’s studies in The Lancet and Diabetologia.
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Publications in 2014


Media spotlight

UK Daily Mail

New daily 'super pill' could save millions of lives by preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts claim.

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The George Institute's Professor John Myburgh and Board Member Elsa Atkin recognised within Australian honours system. Read more >>

George Clinical News

At the 2014 ARCS conference, Professor Christine Jenkins was invited to deliver the plenary session. George Clinical was also invited to deliver and chair many sessions surrounding project management, data collection and statistical analysis.


Support the brightest young minds in health and medical research

From PhD students to Senior Research Fellows, The George Institute's researchers are the engine room of public health research, challenging traditional approaches to health care delivery.

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Oxford India Lecture

The George’s Principal Director Robyn Norton will deliver the inaugural Oxford India Lecture in Delhi on 15 September on “Mobilising Healthcare: Harnessing Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship”.

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John Yu Oration

The John Yu Oration and Medal Ceremony was established to celebrate Dr John Yu’s lifelong devotion to promoting cultural, educational and scientific relationships between Australia and Asia. The event recognises his significant contribution to The George Institute for Global Health, as Chair of the Institute’s Board from 2006-2010.

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