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It’s been a busy two weeks for The George Institute’s staff with a string of high profile awards.

The George Institute for Global Health today received a landmark investment of $24 million from the Australian Government to undertake research to prevent and treat cardiometabolic diseases, which affect seven million Australians and hundreds of millions globally.

Professor Anushka Patel’s outstanding contributions to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease has been recognised today in the annual Australian Academy of Science honorific awards.

Statement from Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon, Principal Directors of The George Institute for Global Health And Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia.

The Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Australia, Vlado Perkovic, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Statement issued by The George Institute from Executive Director Vlado Perkovic in response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart:

A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes produces better renal outcomes, according to new research by The George Institute for Global Health.

"In Australia, we are lucky to have one of the best health care systems in the world, but we still see major inequalities of health outcomes and access. I’m motivated by the idea that we can create a better system that is easier to navigate and uses resources more efficiently, so that more people can access services and the benefit will be improved health."

A project in Western Sydney supported by researchers from The George Institute has been recognised for innovation in delivering integrated care.

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