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It is with great sadness that The George Institute has learned that the founder of the Oxford Martin School, Dr James Martin, has died.

Driving Change, a new community-led program to tackle barriers to driver licensing, was launched today in Griffith, NSW. The program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people in the Griffith area to overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.

On 2 June 2013 Professor Hai Yan Wang recieved the Roscoe R. Robinson Award in acknowledgement of her outstanding achievements in the field of education in nephrology and medicine at the award ceremony of International Society of Nephrology (ISN). The ceremony was held as part of the World Congress of Nephrology in Hong Kong.

Australia’s most popular food-scanning app, FoodSwitch, has been recognised as one of the world’s top 100 innovative initiatives, selected from entries spanning more than 79 countries.

On Wednesday 22 May, over 40 professional from a variety of backgrounds including academics, healthcare professionals, government and industry met at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center for the eHealth and Healthcare Innovation Workshop, which engaged participants in detailed discussions on integrated eHealth systems and future potential applications in healthcare innovation in China.

In a recent report published in the Lancet on the global dimensions of kidney disease, Professor Vivek Jha, Executive Director, George Institute India and other researchers, reported that diabetes is a major cause of this chronic illness.

Media release: 
29/05/2013

A landmark study has revealed a new way to treat intracerebral haemorrhage which stands to help millions of people worldwide. The George Institute for Global Health study found that intensive blood pressure lowering in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage, the most serious type of stroke, reduced the risk of major disability and improved chances of recovery by as much as 20 per cent.

Media release: 
21/05/2013

Young drivers who do not sleep enough are at significant risk of having a car crash, according to a new study published today in JAMA Paediatrics. Sleeping less on weekends puts young drivers at greater risk of having a car crash at night, as well as having an increased chance of run-off-road crashes.

At the invitation of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), in Bangalore, Professor MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, addressed the faculty and students of the Biological Sciences Department at the IISc campus on 17 May 2013.

Media release: 
17/05/2013

The Heart Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health say it is time for clinical practice to align with 21st century research findings according to a paper delivered at the Heart Foundation Conference in Adelaide today.

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