19 Oct 2012
In an Australian first,
Associate Professor Billie Bonevski will lead the research supported by two grants totalling $1.54 million announced by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) today. The team will partner with the Cancer Council NSW.
“Currently, patients of treatment centres continue smoking while receiving treatment for drug and alcohol problems,” Associate Professor Bonevski said.
“However, international research shows they are more likely to die of tobacco-related disease than drug and alcohol-related illness. We want to change the care provision in drug and alcohol centres so that smoking is also addressed in patients’ treatment plans.
“Our four-year project will allow us to work with 30 drug and alcohol treatment centres in NSW,
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Mike Calford, said the funding recognised the University’s long-standing reputation for leadership in health and medical research.
“I am particularly pleased to see projects funded in the areas of population health and reproductive science, where the
“These projects will deliver much-needed outcomes for
The NHMRC also announced four fellowships to the
- A Career Development Fellowship of $397,724 to Dr Luke Wolfenden
- A Practitioner Fellowship of $317,153 to Professor Chris Levi
- Research Fellowships to Professor Amanda Baker ($640,785) and Associate Professor Kypros Kypri ($652,765)
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