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A Future Free of Hepatitis C

For the last three years PhD student Jason Gummow has been developing the world’s first vaccine for the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). A persistent infection, HCV has become one of the leading causes of liver disease in Australia and left untreated in later stages can result in cancer. read more

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A Thank You Lunch – Basil Hetzel Society

On Thursday November 5 2015, a group of The Hospital Research Foundation’s highly valued supporters came together for the annual Basil Hetzel Society Luncheon. Held once again at the Kooyanga Golf Club, the luncheon is a way of thanking these supporters for their vital contribution to lifesaving medical research that is having a direct impact on our community. read more

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Improving Treatment for Oesophageal Cancer

Now in the final months of her PhD, Helen Palethorpe is confident her research will lead to more effective treatment for oesophageal cancer. Helen’s research is centred on oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), a form of oesophageal cancer that continues to affect more people in Australia and developing countries. read more

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Life-changing Research into Heart Disease – Cher-Rin Chong

Cher-Rin Chong wants to make a difference to people living with heart disease. Looking for a platform to help boost her research skills, Cher-Rin decided to pursue a PhD project at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health focussing on improving the energy efficiency of heart disease patients. read more

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Raising Awareness of Frailty – Spotlight on PhD

Working as an Exercise Physiologist in Germany, Agathe Daria Jadczak quickly realised she had a strong connection with the elderly. Two years on, deciding to translate her skills into research, Agathe received a scholarship from the University of Adelaide and moved to pursue a PhD project centred on frailty. read more

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The Side Effects of Steroids – PhD student Rachel Black

Rheumatologist Rachel Black is pursuing a PhD project she believes will directly benefit her own patients. Beginning her PhD in Manchester in 2013 Rachel is now continuing her project at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, looking at the effects of steroids on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. read more

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PhD Student in Focus – Harshani

Since beginning her science career, Harshani Jayasinghe has wanted to work with youth, so when given the opportunity to pursue a PhD working on a smoking prevention intervention for Indigenous youth, she knew it was right up her ally. read more