Kolling researchers part of elite group in fight against heart disease Two Kolling Institute researchers
NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Showcase Registrations are now open for the 2019 NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery The Nursing and Midwifery Office, NSW Ministry of Health is thrilled to showcase the inspiring, informative and important projects, initiatives and research our nursing and midwifery colleagues are leading across NSW Health. The showcase will be held from September 30 to October 1 2019 The sessions cover a range of topics related to the theme People - Purpose - Passion including leadership, clinical care, safety, quality, patient experience, self- care, communication, collaboration and culture throughout nursing and midwifery. NSW Health staff are invited to register for the Conference and/ or the Masterclass or by visiting http://www. eiseverywhere.com/ nswhealthnursingmidwifery showcase Register early as positions are limited. There is no registration fee. Showcase: People - Purpose - Passion.
us, it’s dramatically affecting our health and wellbeing,” she said. “Our goal is to improve the early identification of people with the disease, including those with risk factors and those with only minimal clues. This will greatly help us target preventative strategies.” Professor Ugander’s (pictrued below) work will focus on MRI technology to diagnose and treat heart failure patients who are difficult to identify and currently lack treatment. This includes those with heart failure due to high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. He will also evaluate new surgical treatment to improve the efficiency of the heart by reducing the size of the left atrium of the heart. “Having recently arrived in Australia from Sweden, this funding will be instrumental in building our cardiac MRI research group, and training the next generation of cardiovascular researchers in NSW.” he said. “The grant will help provide important data on the ability of MRI to accurately identify disease in patients with suspected heart disease.”
have welcomed a significant funding boost through a large NSW Government program to help tackle Australia’s number one killer, heart disease.
Professors Gemma Figtree (pictured below) and Martin
Ugander have each been awarded a $750,000 grant to encourage researchers to find breakthroughs and help establish NSW as a centre for research excellence.
The funding is part of a broader program investing $150 million in cardiovascular research over the next 10 years. It’s hoped the cash injection will help drive scientific discoveries and develop innovative therapies for cardiovascular disease. Professor Figtree, who is an interventional cardiologist at RNSH, will look at the increasing number of people who suffer a heart attack despite not being seen as at risk. She plans to identify new mechanisms and biological markers of both coronary artery disease susceptibility and resilience. “Cardiovascular disease is our biggest killer of both men and women and it’s not just killing
Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online