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Neurological and mental health expert, Associate Professor Maree Hackett, looks after a program of research that focuses on mental health with other chronic diseases like stroke. She has a background in health psychology and hospital-based clinical trials, and learned about epidemiology and systematic reviews during her PhD. Here she shares her experience as a senior researcher for over eight years with The George Institute.

Professor Wenyi NIU, Deputy Director of Department of Social Medicine and Health Education of Peking University Health Science Center, was awarded Favorite Science Communicator of the Year at the 2nd Science Communicator Awards ceremony held on July 29th.

Manoj Saxena, Research Fellow in the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at The George Institute, PhD student, and Intensive Care Physician at St George Hospital in Sydney talks about why being a researcher and clinician is important to him.

On 2 June 2013 Professor Hai Yan Wang recieved the Roscoe R. Robinson Award in acknowledgement of her outstanding achievements in the field of education in nephrology and medicine at the award ceremony of International Society of Nephrology (ISN). The ceremony was held as part of the World Congress of Nephrology in Hong Kong.

Kate Gall recently joined The George Institute Australia as the newly appointed Project Manager in the Cardiovascular Division. Kate tells us about impact she hopes to have on the prevention of repeat heart attacks, and a little bit about herself.

In an era where the increasing burden of disease and disability from chronic diseases such as back pain, stroke and diabetes, have major socio economic implications, current models of healthcare are not sustainable; and with Australia's national health expenditure expected to reach $246 billion by 2033, more innovative and cost effective approaches to healthcare are urgently needed. The work of Dr Manuela Ferreira explores this important question.

Jake began his Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2012. Aside from Injury prevention, he is also interested in suicide prevention, social and emotional wellbeing and other areas such as violence prevention. We asked him why helping young licensed drivers is so important and what motivates his research.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has recently completed their review of the Seed Grant applications. Decision letters of the winning trainees are released and distributed by Westat.

My five year old grandson started school last Monday with all the other new kids from all backgrounds in this great country we call Australia. He was a few months old on the day Kevin Rudd, as Prime Minister, delivered his speech to parliament on 13 February 2008 and gave the long-awaited national apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Already juggling three jobs and being a father of four, it is a surprise that Associate Professor Martin Gallagher also has the time to head up The George Institute's Renal and Metabolic Research division. Being inspired everyday to help patients is what drives his commitment.

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