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5 OCTOBER 2012
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Questions about ethics and governance in research?
If you’ve wrestled with issues of ethics, compliance and governance then Module 3 of the Future Research Leaders Program will help.
If you’ve wrestled with issues of ethics, compliance and governance then Module 3 of the Future Research Leaders Program will help.

The module includes a workshop on 8 November 2012 that will be facilitated by Dr Stephen Assinder, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences.

This module considers responsible conduct in research and how you can take maximum advantage of the university's governance and compliance requirements to build research strength and leadership.

Who should attend?
The program is designed specifically for researchers who are new Chief Investigators or for whom being a Chief Investigator is the next step (key target group is level B and C researchers).

What participants say:
“The online/workbook aspects were excellent. Very comprehensive and well put together. I was impressed with the 'attitude' which permeated the materials - emphasising such concepts as the trust placed in the individual researcher's personal responsibility that underlines the main governance components of robust research.”
 
Enrol now: G08 Module 3 – Governance and Compliance
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
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National Breast Cancer Foundation translational research grants
These grants will be awarded to outstanding research teams to further develop cancer research capacity and competitiveness in translational research.
These grants will be awarded to outstanding research teams to further develop cancer research capacity and competitiveness in translational research.

The aims of the NBCF translational research grant scheme is to support research that either:

  • aims to translate breast cancer research across the spectrum into the development of new methods for prevention, early-detection screening, diagnosis and therapy (including supportive care) through trialling in the clinical or applied setting or
  • translates results from clinical studies into clinical practice, health policy or health decision making processes.

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Innovations in gender equality to promote household food security
The Agency for International Development invites applications under its innovations in gender equality to promote household food security programme.
The Agency for International Development invites applications under its innovations in gender equality to promote household food security programme.

This programme solicits innovative ideas to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector, and seeks to expand the knowledge base and evidence for greater gender integration in food security programming.

The budget for this call is $5 million. The maximum award is $1.5m. USAID expects to make up to nine awards.

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 9 OCT    |  
Improving cardiovascular diseases risk assessment and management in older adults
In this presentation Dr Jesse Jansen will discuss how she aims to examine decision-making and communication aspects of absolute CVD risk assessment and management among older aged adults (75+).
In this presentation Dr Jesse Jansen will discuss how she aims to examine decision-making and communication aspects of absolute CVD risk assessment and management among older aged adults (75+).

Risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events increase with age and treatment benefits are directly proportional to pre-treatment CVD risk. Older people may therefore have the greatest potential to gain from CVD treatment but there are indications this group may not be receiving the appropriate CVD care.

Clinical guidelines advocate using absolute risk rather than individual risk factors to inform clinical decisions in CVD prevention, but the recommendations for patients over 75 years are limited. This leaves clinicians with the complex task of weighing absolute CVD risk with the benefits and harms of CVD management in the elderly.

This lecture is part of the School of Public Health’s Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Details
When: 1pm, Tuesday 9 October 2012
Where: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building

Find out more about this event and the series at the Events website.
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 23 OCT    |  
Symposium: The CCN Proteins and Family of Genes and the IGF Binding Proteins
The CCN family (Cyr61, CTGF and NovH) and the IGF binding proteins have fundamental roles in health and disease including in tissue inflammation, fibrosis, cancer and metabolism. This symposium of talks will focus on relationships of these proteins with their biological functions.
The CCN family (Cyr61, CTGF and NovH) and the IGF binding proteins have fundamental roles in health and disease including in tissue inflammation, fibrosis, cancer and metabolism. This symposium of talks will focus on relationships of these proteins with their biological functions.

The series of talks will cover:
  • 'IGF Binding Proteins: Novel ligands mediate unexpected functions' by Professor Robert Baxter, Sydney, Australia Doctor of Science and Head of Growth Factor Lab, Kolling Institute, the University of Sydney
  • 'The CCN family of genes and proteins overview and in health and disease - past, current and future' by Professor Bernard Perbal, Paris, France, President of the CCN Society
  • 'CCN Proteins in bone and cartilage' by Professor Masaharu Takigawa, Okayama, Japan, President-Elect of the CCN Society
  • 'CCN Proteins in connective tissue and its diseases' by Associate Professor Andrew Leask, Ontario, Canada, Editor of the Journal of Cell Communication and Signalling

Details
When: 10am-Midday, 23 October 2012
Where: Main Auditorium of the Medical Foundation Building (ground floor), the University of Sydney, 92-96 Parramatta Road, Camperdown
RSVP: by 15 October 2012
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