Scholarships open up a world of opportunity

Four future health care leaders are heading overseas on a diverse range of projects, thanks to the latest round of HARC (Health Alliance for Research Collaboration) scholarships. 

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Applications now open for the 2019 Research Action Awards

Lisa Wood

If you’ve led research that’s had a significant impact on health policy or services, now is the time to apply for the Sax Institute’s 2019 Research Action Awards.

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Smoking and heart disease: worse than we thought

Smoking causes untold damage to the heart and major blood vessels and triples the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

Media Release: 4 July  2019. Smoking is not just bad for your lungs: it causes untold damage to the heart and major blood vessels and triples the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a major new study based on data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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A trip to the ‘heart of empire’

When Simone Sherriff heard that she’d be travelling to London as part of the Melbourne Poche Leadership Fellows Program for emerging Indigenous leaders, she wondered what on earth the English, of all people, had to teach her about Indigenous leadership.

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AI-driven antimicrobial resistance project breaks new ground

The Sax Institute is involved in a major new initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance and predict outbreaks using artificial intelligence.

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New Evidence Checks on mental health

Online programs and apps can be very effective for treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults, according to one of four new Evidence Check reviews recently added to the Institute’s Evidence Check Library.

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A window into the world of out-of-home care

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study

A unique longitudinal study in NSW is building a gold standard data asset about children in out-of-home care. Ten grants, worth up to $30,000 each, are available for policy-relevant research projects using the dataset.

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How researchers and policy makers can work better together

Dr Anna Williamson

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in the ways that researchers can partner with policy agencies to help them craft more effective public health policies.

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Can physical activity offset the health risks of too much sitting?

Office worker sitting at desk

Media Release: 23 April 2019. In findings that could relieve desk-bound office workers, a weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce or offset the mortality risks in ‘high sitters’, according to new research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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Pilot study tests new way to study healthcare

Media Release: 12 April 2019. The Sax Institute has launched a Pilot Study to test the feasibility of collecting health information from people who receive healthcare services across the public and private sectors.

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