Steroids caused a greater than expected increase in the risk of serious infections in the predominately young group of people who have immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, an immune disease that leads to kidney failure in almost a third of patients.
Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been awarded funds from UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to address the health challenge of stroke care in India and tackle salt consumption in China.
On July 6 2017, staff at The George Institute, Australia, celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at its annual NAIDOC celebrations. Celebrations included a performance by the Minning Minni Kaiwarrine Dance Company, a bush tucker luncheon and art exhibit by Aboriginal artist, Chris Moore.
On June 28, The George Institute’s Chief Scientist, Professor Anushka Patel, participated in a launch event for the Asia Society’s new publication 'Disruptive Asia: Asia's rise and Australia's future'. The publication was edited by award-winning journalist and author, Greg Earl, and features 20 essays including Professor Patel’s piece, 'Making Asia Fit for New Growth'.
The George Institute for Global Health is proud to be a partner organisation in a new and innovative mentoring program aimed at supporting up-and-coming female health researchers to reach leadership positions.