Professor Randy Jirtle discusses epigenetic origins of human health.
Curbing consumption of added sugars is a significant public health challenge. Public health experts are advocating for policies–such as a sugar tax–despite fierce opposition from the food and beverage industry. Increasingly, parallels are being drawn between the sugar industry and the tobacco industry.
Associate Professor Lisa Butler is bringing in the grants for prostate cancer.
Please join us at the Annual Memorial and Dedication Service. The memorial service is organised by the University of Adelaide on behalf of South Australia’s universities, to pay tribute to all those who have bequeathed their bodies to medical science.
Staff and students of the three universities will take the opportunity to express their sincere appreciation of the role the donors and their families play in the training of our future health care workers.
Families of past donors, University staff, students, community representatives and members of the public are invited to attend.
Professor Marianne Chapman and her team have been awarded $1,233,268 to lay the groundwork for understanding the role of protein in the nutritional support of patients with critical illness, which will help them to later establish the optimum amount and type of protein to improve muscle strength, functional outcomes and survival.
Associate Professor Loc Do and his team will use $1,229,852 to examine the effects of socioeconomic circumstances on child oral health conditions, which can be mediated by dietary patterns, use of fluoride and dental service.
Associate Professor Benedetta Sallustio and her team will be working with $327,214 to develop new medications that prevent heart damage during cancer chemotherapy. We talked to her about this exciting research in the pipeline.
Associate Professor Leonie Heilbronn and her team now have $987,047 to look into intermittent fasting as a nutritional strategy for managing obesity and its effects on metabolic health and weight in people with pre-diabetes. We talked to her about her work and what inspired it.
Our researchers are leading the way in health—with the University of Adelaide receiving a $21.8 million injection in funding for new research.
A number of scholarships administered by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) are available to students undertaking an honours year in 2018. These scholarships are funded by schools within FHMS, industry and non-profit organisations, and are available to potential and currently enrolled students.