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  • Cochlear CEO Chris Roberts given UNSW’s highest honour

    Monday, 11 March 2013

      Professor John Ovreveit will be presenting: Will digital technology and the internet transform healthcare? Digital technologies, wisely applied, are transforming many industries. They have been slow to impact healthcare and often over-promise and under-perform. Recent developments are causing...

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    What a Guy

    Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Chair Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Abstract Digital technologies, wisely applied, are transforming many industries. They have been slow to impact healthcare and often over-promise and under-perform. Recent developments are causing these innovations rapidly to transform some areas of healthcare...

  • Mental illness the largest contributor to disability worldwide

    Thursday, 31 January 2013

    AIHI Seminar Series 2013 Presenter Professor John Øvretveit Chair Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Abstract Digital technologies, wisely applied, are transforming many industries. They have been slow to impact healthcare and often over-promise and under-perform. Recent developments are causing...

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    NHMRC program grant success

    Monday, 14 January 2013

    A team led by Professor Andrew Lloyd from UNSW’s School of Medical Science and The Kirby Institute has received $5.4 million for a research program investigating treatments for hepatitis C, a disease affecting a quarter of a million Australians, leading to progressive liver disease and often liver...

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    When mourning turns to depression

    Monday, 07 January 2013

    A world-first study looking at the genetic predisposition of some people to become depressed after bereavement is under way, involving researchers from UNSW and the University of New England. Although it is normal to experience feelings of loss and grief following the death of a loved one,...

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    More cyclists? That depends on where you live

    Friday, 04 January 2013

    On the 27 November 2012, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation held a Research Symposium showcasing the latest cutting edge research of the Institute.   Professor Debora Picone AM, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, was the key note...

  • Remove industry bias from clinical trials before it's too late

    Tuesday, 18 December 2012

    The Chief Investigators at the announcement of the NHMRC program grant's success: from left to right, Professor Bill Runciman, Professor Ken Hillman, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, The Hon Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health, Professor Johanna Westbrook, Professor Enrico Coiera and Professor Ric...

  • Brain imaging identifies bipolar disorder risk in adolescents

    Monday, 17 December 2012

    Researchers from the Black Dog Institute and University of NSW have used brain imaging technology to show that young people with a known genetic risk of bipolar but no clinical signs of the condition have clear and quantifiable differences in brain activity when compared to controls. “We found that...

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    Special K: ketamine's road from tranquilliser to possible antidepressant

    Friday, 14 December 2012

    OPINION: The drug ketamine has been used for medical purposes since it was developed in the 1960s, but it is perhaps more widely known for its illicit use as a hallucinogenic tranquiliser. Now we’re beginning to realise the drug may have a future life as an alternative treatment for depression....

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