The George Institute for Global Healthcelebrated 20 years of ground breaking health and medical research on Thursday 21 November 2019. Together with alumni, key partners and collaborators, policy makers and government officials, the Institute gathered at NSW Parliament House, in Sydney to reflect on the achievements of the Institute, and the legacy of impactful research by its committed staff.
George Clinical was formed in the early days of The George Institute, with a view to it playing a critical role in providing financial resources for the Institute to expand and strengthen its impact globally, as former CEO Dr Marisa Petersen explains.
Just as a lack of trained doctors can cost lives, a shortage of researchers can also mean opportunities to save them are lost. That’s why building an international research workforce is a top priority, says Peter Dolnik.
Working with The George Institute for 20 years, critical care physician Professor Simon Finfer has led transformational studies into intensive care to reduce mortality and shed light on one of the world’s most serious silent killers – sepsis.
SYDNEY, NOV 18 - Leading public health and consumer groups welcome the outcomes of the Ministerial Forum as an important step in concluding the Health Star Rating (HSR) System Five Year Review. Health Stars are one of the key ways to ensure Australians can navigate supermarket shelves for the healthiest option. This is also a key measure to combat Australia’s escalating obesity rates and reduce diet-related death and disability.
Originally trained as an epidemiologist, Professor Maree Hackett joined the Institute in 2005, completing her PhD soon after in a field that would remain her focus to this day – the effect of chronic diseases on mental health.
The George Institute's different approach to critical care research has not only saved countless lives, but also been highly cost-effective, says intensive care specialist and researcher Professor John Myburgh AO.