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Flinders students, staff honoured
A project to improve the
treatment and management
of obstructive sleep apnoea
(OSA) has shared in $9,551,746
awarded to Flinders University
researchers across 19 grants
in the latest round of National
Health and Medical Research
Council (NHMRC) funding,
announced on Monday.
The grants cover projects and five
unique fellowships, including
three Early Career Fellowships,
to be undertaken in 2012.
Associate Professor Peter
Catcheside leads a project that will
compare the effectiveness of a new
OSA therapy with constant positive
airway pressure (CPAP), the current
best practice treatment.
“OSA is a condition which has
significant adverse effects on
health and quality... Read more
Flinders researchers awarded
$9.55 million by NHMRC
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Action, not words, gets results
Professor Douglas Thompkins
What do swine flu, Gaddafi, the war in Afghanistan
and the global financial crisis have in common?
States, communities and people across the globe face long-standing
and new threats. Wars, terrorism, unregulated people movement,
diseases and natural disasters impact the security of communities
and the stability of relations between countries. Flinders University
is revamping its School of International Studies and launching a
new Security Studies major that examine these critical themes.
Last month an interdisciplinary team from Flinders and the
Defence Science and Technology Organization of Australia’s
Department of Defence partnered up to discuss transitions from
war to peace. Dr Tim Bird, from Kings College London, and
Professor Andrew Mack, formerly of Flinders University and now at
Simon Fraser University in Canada, who attended the conference
give insights to the current situation in Afghanistan and offered
their thoughts on what lessons might be applied in post-war Libya.
It’s been a week of prolific honours
for Flinders University, with
awards made to undergraduate
and postgraduate students, and
Ms Elysia Low, a Malaysian student
in her final year of Nutrition and
Dietetics at Flinders University,
was presented with the inaugural
Governor’s International Student
Award. Ms Low won the major
award for her outstanding academic
record and her community work,
helping to develop the... Read more
The Governor presents Ms Elysia Low
with her award
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