Around the Precinct – 27 January 2022

The Alfred continues to provide world-class care during Victoria’s Code Brown, Monash receives significant funding for rare diseases, and several researchers from across the precinct recognised in the Australia Day Honours – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Alfred Health COVID-19

Despite the current COVID-19 wave, The Alfred is continuing to provide urgent care to all members of the community.

Alfred Health

Alfred Health continuing to provide care for the most urgent cases during Code Brown
Alfred Health is continuing to provide urgent care to the community, despite the significant challenges posed by current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Monash University

$19.3 million for rare cancer and rare disease research
Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences will receive $19,324,213 under the 2021 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) grant opportunity.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Lipids unlock opportunity for dietary supplement to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Boosting important lipids (fats) in our body could reduce our genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, with Melbourne scientists now working on a dietary supplement as a preventative approach.
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‘Flying blind’: Australia faces 10,000 long COVID cases by the end of the year – The Guardian
Tens of thousands of Australians will have grappled with long-COVID by the end of the year and a plan is urgently needed to treat and monitor them, according to an associate professor with Deakin University who has modelled long-COVID prevalence.
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Burnet Institute

Drug consumption room recommended for ACT
Burnet researcher Amy Kirwan has led a study recommending a drug consumption room in the ACT to address rising harms, as community support for the measure builds.
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Supporting people living with HIV to age well
This Australian initiative addresses unique needs and supports people to enjoy quality of life as they grow older.
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Australia Day Honours
Burnet Institute congratulates our many associates, collaborators and supporters acknowledged in the 2022 Australia Day Honours including Professor Sandra Eades AO and Professor Robert Power AM.
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What it might mean to be COVID-normal
High vaccination rates, with other measures like masks, testing, and safe indoor air are vital, but so is the ability to rapidly respond to new variants, Professor Brendan Crabb told ABC’s Health Report.
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Backed by science: Here’s how we can eliminate COVID-19
As the WHO resumes talks on a much-discussed Pandemic Accord, Professor Brendan Crabb charts a course for “eliminating” COVID-19 through sustained global coordination and determination.
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The SuperMIX team: Connecting in COVID times with people who inject drugs
Burnet researchers and study participants adapt to keep Australia’s largest and longest running cohort study thriving.
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Deakin University

Deakin congratulates 2022 Australia Day Honours recipients
Deakin University congratulates all members of its community who were recognised as part of the 2022 Australia Day Honours. The University is proud of the contributions and achievements of our alumni, staff and former staff, supporters and friends.
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Nucleus Network

Novavax protein-based COVID-19 vaccine receives TGA approval
Novavax’s NUVAXOVID, one of the most anticipated COVID-19 vaccines under development, has now received approval for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
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