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Lot 1, Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305 Australia

Upcoming Events

June 2015

Medical Research Week Public Seminar

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

        The HMRI Medical Research Week Public Seminar will be presented by Professor Brian Kelly, HMRI Researcher of the Year for 2014 and Dr Chris Williams Award for Early Career Researcher of the Year for 2014. Event details Date: Monday, 1 June 2015 Venue: HMRI, Lot 1, Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights (behind John Hunter Hospital) Cost: Free Food: Sandwiches will be provided for a gold coin donation. Tea/coffee along with biscuits and fruit will also be…

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RESEARCHER EVENT: The Gut Microbiome & Nutrition

June 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

1st Meeting of the Nutrition Society The Gut Microbiome & Nutrition Welcome Ms Rebecca Williams School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy The University of Newcastle ‘Investigating the role of the gut microbiome in respiratory diseases’ Professor Phil Hansbro Chair Immunology and Microbiology NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Associate Director Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease University of Newcastle ‘Exploring the relationships between diet, the gut system and metabolic health’ Dr Yan Lam Postdoctoral Research Associate Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition,…

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RESEARCHER EVENT: Beyond Focus Groups and Questionnaires

June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Beyond Focus Groups and Questionnaires: Accurately measuring attitudes, opinions, and preference strengths. Dr Scott Brown Rating scales, focus groups, and introspection have well-known and severe limitations when it comes to measuring preferences and attitudes. In settings including consumer choice, health care, politics, and many others, accurate measurements are taken using discrete choice experiments. The use of discrete choices, in conjunction with cognitive modelling, brings benefits of objectivity, accurate quantification, and reduced bias. These methods are easier to use than ever…

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June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Other 87% Presented by Sally Castle, HMRI Associate Director Marketing and Development This year researchers face the biggest challenge yet with NHMRC success rates predicted to drop below 10 – 13%. More than ever researchers will need to find funds from other sources. The 87% of funding is to be found in a world that has a different culture, expectations, timeframes and understanding. Come and hear from our philanthropy team what you need to do to access the other…

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RESEARCHER EVENT: Silo-busting – Integrating Mental & Physical Healthcare

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Silo-busting – Integrating Mental & Physical Healthcare The life expectancy gap for people with mental disorders is growing. A complex web of factors contributes to the life expectancy gap. Better integration mental and physical healthcare is an important goal in achieving parity in health outcomes and making better use of existing resources and interventions. Dr Baxter invites listeners to join her in exploring the existing evidence-base for improving physical health outcomes in people with mental disorders, and opportunities presented by…

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