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Recognising Community Services, Supporting PTSD Research


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Research   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with veterans of war; however, the disorder can affect anyone who has been exposed to one or multiple traumatic events. According to Dr Sam Harvey from the University of New South Wales and the Black Dog Institute, about 10 per [...]

Improving Patient Outcomes for One of the Deadliest Cancers


Pancreatic Cancer Research   While we have seen some decline in the mortality rates for other cancers over the years, the patient outcome for pancreatic cancer has seen very little improvement and has earned a spot as one of the deadliest types of cancer. Norbaini Razak from Curtin University is one person who [...]

‘Tickled Pink’ to be Able to Facilitate Research


District Funds Research into Epidermolysis Bullosa During her husband’s year as District Governor for Rotary District 9650, Kerry Anderson took on the challenge to raise money for an Australian Rotary Health Funding Partner PhD Scholarship. Kerry and some members of her family suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex, a rare genetic condition that causes the skin [...]

Helping Hearts Through Research


Studies in Detection and Prevention of Atherosclerosis Vascular Disease   Cardiovascular Disease remains the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 15 million deaths in 2015. Although these figures are somewhat frightening, it can be comforting to know there are researchers out there fighting to bring these statistics down. One of those people [...]

A Curious Mind and Desire to Save Lives


A Curious Mind and Desire to Save Lives: PhD Scholarship Recipient Madeleine Tancock   As a curious person with a thirst to understand and uncover the unknown, Madeleine Tancock was naturally drawn to the studies of science and is now pursuing a career in research. Australian Rotary Health awarded Madeleine with a Research [...]

Dan Vickerman Research Scholarship


MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 3 May 2017   The recent passing of Australian Rugby player Dan Vickerman has brought to light the ongoing struggles faced by elite sports athletes when their sporting careers come to an end and they move into a life after sport for which many are not prepared. With this in mind, [...]

A Future Vision for Youth Mental Health Services


Accessing Effective Treatment for Anxiety In her 20 years as a registered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich has learned a thing or two about the kinds of difficulties young people can face when trying to access effective and fast treatment for anxiety. One of Viviana’s goals as a researcher at the Centre [...]

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Stressing the Need for Parkinson’s Disease Research Ahead of World Parkinson's Day   Imagine the brain is a city; like any city it needs garbage collectors to keep the streets free of garbage. Similarly, the brain has cells that are responsible for removing toxic protein species. However, in the brains of people with Parkinson’s [...]

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Suicide-Prevention Program


Dr Alison Calear to Evaluate 'Silence is Deadly' Program   Addressing ways to prevent suicide in men is an issue that’s been widely promoted recently, especially with statistics revealing males are three times more likely to die by suicide than females. Dr. Alison Calear and her colleagues at the Australian National University are [...]

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 10 April 2017


ARH Funds Evaluation of ‘Parenting Strategies’ Program   Australian Rotary Health will pour funding into a large study this year, that will evaluate a new online parenting program aimed at reducing depression and anxiety in adolescents. At the beginning of 2017, Dr. Marie Yap was offered a second Mental Health Grant to continue [...]