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19.08.2019

Franklin Women Part 2: Mentoring Program

It’s not always an easy road to travel when you’re working in medical research. This is particularly so for women who experience unique challenges. Unfortunately there is a point at mid-career level when many are leaving the profession resulting in an under-representation of women in leadership positions. Knowing this to be the case, Franklin Women…

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12.08.2019

Part one: Franklin Women’s Series

It is hard to believe, given its success, that only four years ago, Franklin Women was just an idea in one researcher’s mind. That researcher was Melina Georgousakis and the idea was to create a social networking platform for female health and medical researchers. Franklin Women arose from Melina’s personal experience in the research industry…

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05.08.2019

Delving into SWS health figures: now and in the future

If you’re looking for quality, in-depth information about the health of South West Sydney’s population, look no further than the recently launched “South West Sydney: Our Health” document. The 183-page document is an in-depth study of the health of the SWS’s population, now and into the future, and was prepared by South Western Sydney Primary…

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28.07.2019

Dr Sonu Bhaskar: turning an idea into reality

Two-and-a-half years ago, Dr Sonu Bhaskar had an idea. Standing before him, however, were what many would describe as insurmountable challenges, one of which included a lack of resources. Faced with such challenges, most people would simply have shelved the idea and got on with life. But Dr Bhaskar is not like most people. His…

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19.07.2019

A world first: Train-the-trainer curriculum for home dialysis

It seems obvious and simple enough: nurses who teach patients how to do home dialysis, should be trained how to best impart those skills. But when Professor Josephine Chow, from South West Sydney Local Health District, went looking for standardised and evidence-based “train the trainer curriculum and modules for home dialysis,” she found none.  Not…

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