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WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014
NEWS
New issue of Radius
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Study - Are you aged 60 years or older and wanting to become more physically active?
This study aims to determine the benefits of an intervention package which involves a falls risk assessment, tailored fall prevention and physical activity plan supported by health coaching and provision of a Fitbit (an affordable pedometer-like device).
You are invited to participate in a study entitled: Can physical activity promotion and fall prevention interventions for older adults be combined successfully?

This study aims to determine the benefits of an intervention package which involves a falls risk assessment, tailored fall prevention and physical activity plan supported by health coaching and provision of a Fitbit (an affordable pedometer-like device).

If you decide to participate in this research study, you will be randomly allocated to either the intervention group or to the comparison control group. This means that only half of the people who participate in this study will actually take part in the intervention program.

The study, which is being run by The George Institute for Global Health and The University of Sydney, will involve a series of questionnaires to assess your eligibility for the program.

To be eligible for this study you need to be 60 years of age or older, living at home, a regular (weekly) user of a computer or internet connected device, able to leave the house regularly without physical assistance from another person  and not suffer from a medical condition that precludes exercise participation or have limited English language skills.
 
To learn more about this study or to take part, contact either:
Dr Serene Paul
Ph: 0405 303 102
Email: spaul@georgeinstitute.org.au

Dr Anne Tiedemann
Ph: (02) 9657 0393
Email: atiedemann@georgeinstitute.org.au
 

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FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND PRIZES
Cancer Institute NSW Fellowships
The Cancer Institute has three types of Fellowships currently open for application: Early Career Fellowships; Career Development Fellowships; and Future Research Leaders.
Three year full time Fellowships to provide salary and project support to encourage the very best researchers to continue independent cancer research that is nationally and internationally competitive.

The Cancer Institute has three types of Fellowships currently open for application:
●   Early Career Fellowships
●   Career Development Fellowships
●   Future Research Leaders.

Three year full time Fellowships to provide salary and project support to encourage the very best researchers to continue independent cancer research that is nationally and internationally competitive.

Early Career Fellowships
ECF – no more than a total of 5 years post doc (i.e. awarded PhD on or after 31st Dec 2009)

Two categories:
● full time cancer researcher
● active cancer clinician-researcher (no more than 5 years post doc)

Career Development Fellowships
CDF – at least 5 years and no more than 10 years post doc (i.e. awarded PhD on or before 31st Dec 2009)

Two categories:
● full time cancer researcher
● active cancer clinician-researcher (at least 5 and no more than 10 years post doc)
Three year full time Fellowships to provide salary and project support to encourage the very best researchers to continue independent cancer research that is nationally and internationally competitive.

Future Research Leaders
5 year full time Fellowships to provide salary and project support to encourage high caliber interstate and international emerging researchers to establish a substantial program of research at a NSW institution. Open to members of Translational Cancer Research Centres and Units.

Exemption Requests (due Friday 2nd May)
In cases where an applicant believes they should/could be exempt from any of the criteria they must submit an Eligibility Exemption Ruling Request (max 1 x A4 page) to the Grants secretariat as part of the funding application process. An Eligibility Exemption Ruling Request must be submitted through the Administering Institution 4 weeks prior to the due date specified in the relevant funding rules.

All applications must be submitted by the Administering Institution Contact

Details
Closing date: 30 May 2014
Contacts for strategic advice and help with application: Tim Haydon and Judy Black
Contact for compliance: Sophie Carruthers
For more information: Cancer Institute Grant webpage
Australian Academy of Science 2015 Awards
The closing date for award nominations is the 17 April 2014 and the closing date to apply for Travel, Conference and Research Support is 30 July 2014. Find out more.
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Academic Exchange Fellowships
The fund supports visits from academic staff of the University of Sydney to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and vice versa. Closing date 14 April 2014. Find out more.
Dean’s Publication Prize
The Prize recognises excellence in journal publications which have been authored by Sydney Medical School students. Closing date 9 May 2014. Find out more.
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EVENTS, LECTURES AND SEMINARS
Events, lectures and seminars
Full details about all upcoming events, lectures and seminars are available on the events webpage.
 20 MAR    |  
Forum - Research bites series
Forum for researchers to talk about their research and meet each other. 1pm. Charles Perkins Centre auditorium.
Some of the fascinating topics on offer at this session:
- Dr Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska, a biologist working in the area of nutritional and sensory ecology, will be talking about how he attaches cameras to birds and animals to film their nutrient-seeking behaviour.
- Professor Clair Wade from Veterinary Science will be talking about when she changed the direction of her research career and how to manage such a change.
- Dr James Reilly from the School of Social and Political Sciences will be discussing his research into the changing relationship between China and Australia.
 26 MAR    |  
Workshop - Providing effective feedback for student learning
Presented by Dr Iris Vardi, author of 2012 HERDSA Guide Effective Feedback for Student Learning in Higher Education. Register by 21 Mar. 10am. Find out more.
 26 MAR    |  
Workshop - Developing students’ critical thinking
Presented by Dr Iris Vardi, author of 2012 HERDSA Guide Effective Feedback for Student Learning in Higher Education. Register by 21 Mar. 2pm. Find out more.
 27 MAR    |  
MAA AGM, lecture and cocktail function
Medical Alumni Association Annual General Meeting followed by a lecture, Chaos in health care in the USA – paying the bills presented by Professor Derek Raghavan, President of the Levine Cancer Institute, and a cocktail function. 5pm. All invited. Register here.
 4 APR    |  
Seminar: Identification of risk factors for PTSD – the intricate mesh of genes and environment
Presented by Dr Divya Mehta, University of Queensland and Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany. 3pm. BMRI. Find out more.
 8 APR    |  
Lecture - Advocacy and ageing: Enriching the lives of older people with intellectual disabilities
Presented by Professor Matthew P. Janicki from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 6pm. Find out more.
 14 APR    |  
International Symposium on One Health Approach
14 - 17 April. Indonesia. Find out more.
 1 MAY    |  
Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder AO - A celebration
Keynote presentations and discussion will focus on the following themes: Chronic Disease: An international epidemic; Medical Education; Public Health Education and Training for the 21st Century; and Health Policy. MacLaurin Hall. Find out more.
 16 JUL    |  
Conference - Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
16 - 19 July 2014. University of Queensland. Find out more.
 27 OCT    |  
Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster
‘The Muster' will bring together internationally recognised leaders in community engaged medical education. 27 - 30 Oct. Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Find out more.
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