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Investigating early warning system for a deadly disease

Dr Tejas Singh has received funding to investigate an early warning system for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. The disease kills approximately 2000 Australians every year.

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Smriti attended the Science Pathways 2018: Diversify Your Thinking

9 May 2018

Smriti was awarded a Theo Murphy Grant and fully sponsored to attend the event in Brisbane on 23-24 April 2018. The EMCR Forum’s fifth national meeting was a highly interactive program aimed at creating insightful discussions and present key findings on some of the most pressing challenges facing EMCRs in Australia.

Smriti represents CMD at Bridge Program

Smriti represents CMD at the Bridge Program

21-22 October 2017

Smriti represents College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University at the Bridge Program, October 21-12, 2017, Adelaide.

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Dr Smriti Krishna and ANZMS and AVBS Conferences

Smriti an Organising Committe member of ANZMS and AVBS Conferences

21-24 September 2017

Smriti received the exciting opportunity to be the Organising Committee Member of the ANZMS and AVBS Conference, 21-24 September 2017 at Mooloolaba Beach QLD.

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Theo Murphy high Flyers Thnk Tank

Congratualtions - Smriti receives travel award from Theo Murphy (Aust) Fund

26-28 July 2017

Smriti received a travel award offered by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund to participate in the 2017-Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank – Rethinking food and nutrition science, 26-28 July, Perth.

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Dr Smriti Krishna and APVSAD

Smriti awarded APVSAD travel fellowship

March 2017

Smriti received the APVSAD-Travel fellowship to attend the European Academy of Sciences (EAS) Lipidologycourse, Taiwan, March 2017.

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Potential breakthrough: can a common diabetes drug slow aneurysm growth?

A new study by researchers at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University has found a common diabetes medication could limit the need for surgery in patients suffering from a potentially life threatening aneurysm.

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QRCPVD Group pose for #WeAreTheTropics photo

The QRCVPD Group get together outside the new AITHM building, Townsville campus for a #WeAreTheTropics photo shoot

Lisan presents at the DAA Conference, Hobart

18th-20th May 2017

The QRCPVD would like to acknowledge Lisan's recent work in the area of dietetics and peripheral vascular disease, in particular looking at patients readiness to change in relation to consuming a Mediterranean diet. Lisan presented her abstract at the Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference last week in Hobart and her work was well received. Lisan will be working to publish a paper relating to her work in the coming months.

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Congratulations to Dr Joseph Moxon

24 March 2017

Joe has received an Advance Queensland mid-career fellowship with funding of $300,000 to support his clinical and economic evaluation of novel blood tests for stroke. Joe's research is also conducted in partnership with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.

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NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship awarded to Prof. Jon Golledge

7 November 2016

Congratulations to Jon who has successfully been awarded a $569,219 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship for his research 'Developing improved management for peripheral artery diseases'.

The aim of the work is to develop improved management approaches for patients with blocked and weakened arteries. This work is particularly important given the recognised management deficiencies for patients with artery disease and the relative little research being undertaken in this area.

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Leonie takes part in the Greatest Shave

14 March 2016

Leonie had been letting her hair grow for 18 months and had her long locks shaved off on Monday 14th March by Amanda from Underwraps Studio at JCU. The event was held in the Robert Douglas Auditorium foyer at the Townsville Hospital with the Social Work Day market.

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Public support for the ACvA

29 February 2016

The ACvA are advocating for a greater focus on cardiovascular disease research given this still remains the number one killer in the country and indeed globally.

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Congratulations! More grant award success.

9 December 2015

Congratulations to both Jon Golledge and Joe Moxon on their successful grant awards.

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NHMRC Grant Recipients

26 November 2015

Professor Jonathan Golledge and Dr Corey Moran have been awarded a NHMRC Project Grant in the latest funding round announced November 2015.

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Dr Smriti Krishna receiving the navbo travel award

Congratulations to Dr Smriti Krishna

3 November 2015

Smriti wins two prestigious travel awards.

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Dr Susan Morton pitches at Reperio 2015

3 November 2015

Dr Susan Morton represents QRC-PVD at Reperio 2015

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Congratulations again to Mal Fernando

8 October 2015

Mal Fernando wins Best presentation for the Allied Health Symposium at Townsville Hospital Research Week.

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Dylan Morris receiving outstanding alumni award

Dr Dylan Morris receives Outstanding Alumni Award

11 September 2015

Dr Dylan Morris Clinical Research Associate receives Outstanding Alumni Award.

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Mal Fernando wins Battle of the Colleges (3MT)

18 August 2015

Mal Fernando wins Battle of the Colleges Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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Mal speaking at the Diabetes Asia 2015 Conference

Congratulations to Mal Fernando-PhD candidate

31 August 2015

Congratulations to Mal Fernando - PhD Candidate for Best Paper award.

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Professor Jonathan Golledge and Lisan Yip

Townsville Hospital and James Cook University National Study

1 September 2015

The Townsville Hospital, in partnership with James Cook University, is leading the way in a national study, working to develop a program targeted at improving quality-of-life outcomes in patients with blocked-leg arteries.

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Dylan Morris being presented with the Queensland Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2015 Papers  Prize award.

Dr Dylan Morris recieves 2015 QLD RACS Papers Prize

29 July 2015

Dylan presented our research work on the ANGIO Score at the QLD RACS State Meeting

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QRC-PVD Appreciation Evening - 2015

27 July 2015

This event was a celebration of past achievements and also reflected upon the need for substantial further work to advance the management of peripheral vascular disease and identify new effective management approaches, therapies and diagnostics.

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Drug research targets fatal artery weakness

16 December 2014

James Cook University scientists have been awarded more than $1.3 million to study a deadly condition that kills about 1000 Australians without warning every year

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Bellberry Limited Funding ‘Examining a pathway which protects the Aorta from weakening’

27 November 2014

In a recent AITHM Newsletter, Professor Golledge and his team's work on the project 'Examining a pathway which protects the Aorta from weakening' was profiled. This project is one of five JCU projects funded by a $400,000 donation from the not-for-profit research ethics company Bellberry Limited.

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NHMRC Funding Outcomes

27 November 2014

Professor Jon Golledge has been awarded 2 NHMRC Project Grants in the latest NHMRC project grant funding round - Oct 2014

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Aneurysm risk assessed among ageing salt lovers

27 November 2014

Science Network Western Australia, September 2014, Rebecca Graham

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AWMA Conference a success for Mal Fernando

27 November 2014

PhD student hits lofty heights at AWMA conference - 2 June 2014

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What lipids are associated with AAA?

27 November 2014

Cholesterol: Good and Bad Paradigms - 1 March 2014

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Obese patients with peripheral vascular disease live longer

27 November 2014

Atherosclerosis, (2013). Body mass index is inversely associated with mortality in patients with peripheral vascular disease. 229:549-55

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QRC-PVD Researchers profiled in JCU 'Taste of Medicine' newsletter

November 2012

A number of QRC-PVD researchers have been profiled in the JCU School of Medicine newsletter 'Taste of Medicine'. The profiles are on pages 5-6 of the Newsletter.

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Townsville Hospital Professor a Top Fellow

Thursday, August 19, 2010

QRC-PVD Director Professor Jon Golledge has been honoured with one of the most prestigious research fellowships from Queensland Health’s Office of Health and Medical Research.

Professor Jonathan Golledge received the second round Senior Clinical Research Fellowships (SCRF) to continue his work in peripheral artery disease in Townsville.

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