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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has recently completed their review of the Seed Grant applications. Decision letters of the winning trainees are released and distributed by Westat.

My five year old grandson started school last Monday with all the other new kids from all backgrounds in this great country we call Australia. He was a few months old on the day Kevin Rudd, as Prime Minister, delivered his speech to parliament on 13 February 2008 and gave the long-awaited national apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Already juggling three jobs and being a father of four, it is a surprise that Associate Professor Martin Gallagher also has the time to head up The George Institute's Renal and Metabolic Research division. Being inspired everyday to help patients is what drives his commitment.

How did a fresh graduate become an independent project manager responsible for a whole team? LI Shenshen talks about how she has matured in her six years with the The George Institute and devoting herself to her academic research career.

Professor Simon Finfer of The George Institute received an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena earlier this month.

Professor Finfer was awarded the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding work as a clinician and researcher, said Professor Kondrad Reinhart, Director of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, who gave the Laudatory speech in honour of Professor Finfer.

Motivated by the chance to deliver better health outcomes for Indigenous populations, Sharon Ponniah joined The George Institute in 2012 as Program Manager for the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration.

Mary Anne Land joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2010. Not even 12 months after completing her Masters in Public Health in her hometown of Wollongong NSW, she now finds herself completing an internship at The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

Dr. Pallab K. Maulik joined The George Institute, India, as the Head of Research in early 2010. Dr Maulik, who was appointed Deputy Director of The George Institute, India, in early June, is motivated to develop research that can be translated into policy decisions relevant to India.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy.

Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy. Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

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