News and Events

In a recent editorial for a special edition of Heart, Lung and Circulation magazine, Associate Professors Julie Redfern and Clara Chow discuss global impacts of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and prevention methods to achieve the WHO 25% reduction target by 2025.

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The George Institute Australia Executive Director Professor Vlado Perkovic and Chief Scientist Professor Anushka Patel welcomed the Federal Health Minister The Hon. Sussan Ley at a health policy panel event on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our health system.

One of the premier medical journals in the world has profiled The George Institute, calling it “one of the world's most renowned global health research institutions.” 

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) have awarded Lachlan Wright with the prestigious TSANZ President’s Award.

The George Institute for Global Health has rewarded an early career researcher with its first ever staff funded research scholarship to support next generation medical leadership. 

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been recognised as leading medical and health experts in the newly established Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

Chris Maher  is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, leading a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings. The Division has a strong program of research around low back pain; with studies such as PACE and TRIGGERS, receiving international media attention recently. 

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New research shows that paracetamol is ineffective in reducing pain, disability or improving quality of life for patients who suffer from low back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its use may affect the liver.  

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New research from The George Institute for Global Health questions the notion that a capped budget for new medicines is a good policy choice for Australia, as recommended for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in the recent Commission of Audit.

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Hot off the salt press we have a couple of updates following the issue of the report ‘Salt levels in common lunchbox items’ released to support Salt Awareness Week.  The feedback from consumers and food companies alike has been incredible.  Lowering the amount of salt in children’s foods is clearly an issue that many of us feel passionate about. We have listened to what you have said and have a couple of notes.