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Road injury is a leading cause of fatal and severe injury for Aboriginal Australians. To better understand why this is, The George Institute has developed a program of work with a team of collaborators focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander road safety.

He’s published over 80 articles, and presented world-first research findings in more than a dozen countries. He has led numerous research projects, analysis and clinical trials and treated hundreds of patients, but Professor Vlado Perkovic is set to take the biggest step in his career, as the newly announced Executive Director of The George Institute Australia.

Media release: 
07/02/2012

Principal Directors of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon and Professor Robyn Norton, today announced the appointment of Associate Professor Vlado Perkovic as Executive Director of The George Institute in Australia.

Media release: 
20/01/2012

An Australian research project being conducted in remote north-western Australia will provide world-first data to help address the long-term effects of alcohol misuse during pregnancy.

Media release: 
18/01/2012

A revolutionary iPhone app launched today will empower Australian shoppers to make healthier food choicesand reduce their risk of dying early from two of the nation’s biggest killers - heart attack and stroke.

As the world’s population ages, the impact from a million simple stumbles or broken bones will become substantial, and has forced falls prevention to become a public health priority. One-third of people aged 65 years and older will fall once or more in a year, and the impact can be significant.

China has now overtaken India as the country with the most people living with diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the disease affects one in 10 adults in China, and costs around US$26 billion a year in treating the condition.

Only once before in the history of the United Nations, has the General Assembly focused on a health issue, the global response to HIV/AIDS, and while challenges remain, such actions had a substantial impact. Ten years later the General Assembly has called on heads of state to stand tall against the onslaught of non-communicable disease.

Media release: 
15/12/2011

Senior Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Alan Cass, today welcomed news from the National Health and Medical Research Council of a 2012 Medical Scholarship for an end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) researcher.

New research has shown that stroke patients are half as likely to have been prescribed preventative treatment that may reduce the risk of a repeat event, compared to patients with coronary artery disease.

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