Healthy Societies FAME Strategy End of Year Event

On Wednesday the 13th of Dec, staff from across the University gathered to for an end of year event to celebrate the achievements of the Healthy Societies FAME Strategy at the National Wine Centre.

The event was opened by the DVCR Professor Anton Middelberg and Professor Paula Moynihan, Academic Coordinator for the Strategy, who provided an overview and summary of the Strategy and activities undertaken in 2023.

Recipients of the Healthy Societies FAME Accelerate grants (awarded up to $100,000) delivered a series of rapid-fire oral presentations summarising their projects to date. Presenters included A/Prof Branka Grubor-Bauk, outlining her work developing an intranasal multivalent LNP-mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, and Prof Wayne Tilley discussing the FiDo (First-in-Dog) Cure for Cancer project. Dr Amy Clair presented on the development of the Australian Children’s Housing Dataset. Dr Natasha van Antwerpan and Dr Victoria Fielding outlined their work implementing and evaluating a constructive journalism online course to improve public health literacy and decision-making. A/Prof Patrick O’Connor presented on healthy catchments: valuing the benefits of access to nature, and A/Prof Ling Yin described her work with A/Prof James Dudley from the Adelaide Dental School on “adding bite” to man-made dental crowns by advanced digital manufacturing.

Initiate grant recipients (awarded $20,000) presented posters on their funded projects. The best poster was awarded to A/Prof Zohra Lassi, Dr Jo Zhao and Saima Shaukat Ali, from the Robinson Research Institute, for their research exploring artificial sweeteners among women of reproductive ages.

More on the Healthy Societies FAME Strategy can be found here.

The University of Adelaide prioritises its research at scale within FAME (Foci And Magnets for Excellence) strategies. Our (FAME) strategies provide a platform that enables us to attract the best researchers and partners, and deliver positive impacts for our State and Nation through research excellence and its translation. The Healthy Societies Strategy outlines the University’s vision for a healthier and more equitable society underpinned by world-leading research, focusing on social structures and equity, healthy life trajectories, understanding and managing disease, outcomes that improve the healthcare system and developing technologies and novel applications.

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