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The 2019 Women and Heart Disease Forum was held in Sydney on 19 June, presented by the National Heart Foundation in collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health.

The right to health and the obligations of countries worldwide were the focus of the latest George Talks event at The George Institute for Global Health.

Professor Gorik Ooms, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented: ‘Health security and the right to health: friends and foes’ and began by explaining human rights as a concept; that one cannot have a right if there is no corresponding obligation.

He stated that a person’s right to health was based on a reasonable expectation that society will intervene.

He said:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are still dying from unintentional injuries at the same rate as 15 years ago, a new report has highlighted. Yet death rates for non-Aboriginal children have halved in the same period.

Congratulations are in order for Dr Carcel, Research Fellow in the Stroke and Women’s Health Program at The George Institute Australia, and winner of the 2019 Franklin Women Carer’s Travel Scholarship.

The US based The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars.

The expertise of The George Institute at conducting trials with global impact was recognised at The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance’s (ACTA) Clinical Trial of the Year Awards.

The George Institute was rewarded with being a finalist the trial of the year for the ADRENAL trial into septic shock. The statistical analysis for ADRENAL trial also won the STING award for statistical excellence.

Statement from Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health:  

Prof John Myburgh doctorate of Science

The George Institute’s Professor John Myburgh has been awarded a Doctor of Science from UNSW Sydney for his outstanding contribution to the field of critical care and trauma.

George Institute PhD graduates

[Left to Right – Hueiming Liu, Jacqui Webster, Kathy Trieu, Stephen Jan, Jan Shanthosh]

The George Institute for Global Health has been awarded more than $900,000 from the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) to conduct a new stroke study.

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