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Empowering Indigenous Communities in Genomics

Internationally leading Aboriginal researcher and clinician Professor Alex Brown will lead a National Indigenous Genomics Consortium to establish Australia’s first large scale efforts in Indigenous genomics.

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Internationally leading Aboriginal researcher and clinician Professor Alex Brown will lead a National Indigenous Genomics Consortium to establish Australia’s first large scale efforts in Indigenous genomics.

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A ripple in water

News | 21 Oct 2021

The ripple effect of a global interdisciplinary peer-support program

An international collaboration of health care professionals established in the pandemic is creating ripples as it inspires new ideas and global expansion.

Analysis and opinion | 15 Oct 2021

International borders are about to open, but our research shows the plight of stranded Australians is not over

Australia’s international borders are due to reopen next month for people returning to states with 80% vaccination rates. But this does not mean the plight of Australians who have been stranded overseas during the pandemic is over.

ANU Professor of Indigenous Genomics, Dr Alex Brown, and ANU Chancellor, the Hon Julie Bishop. Photo credit: Telethon Kids Institute

Media release | 14 Oct 2021

Indigenous genomics boost for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in a new strategic partnership

Internationally-acclaimed Aboriginal researcher and clinician Dr Alex Brown will take up a new appointment as Professor of Indigenous Genomics as part of a new strategic partnership between Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute and ANU.

person at a desk doing mindfulness exercise

News | 12 Oct 2021

Mind Seeds helping communities to flourish

The Mind Seeds program is flourishing with a series of animated videos to help people think flexibly, and to practice self-compassion and mindfulness.

Nicolas Cherbuin

News | 8 Oct 2021

Optimal blood pressure helps our brains age slower

People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain ageing, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokug

News | 27 Sep 2021

Humanitarian, Doctor, Researcher, & “Pandemic Whisperer"

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge honoured as ANU Alumna of the Year

Media release | 23 Sep 2021

More than half of First Nations Australian adults at risk of severe illness from COVID if unvaccinated

A majority (59 per cent) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are at an elevated risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 due to ongoing health inequities.

Man on surfboard

Media release | 23 Sep 2021

New life-saving technique for shark attack victims

A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid fatalities from shark attacks, according to a new study by The Australian National University (ANU). 

image of teddy bear wearing face mask

News | 17 Sep 2021

Policy Forum Pod: Growing up in the shadow of the pandemic

Child psychiatrist Karen Gaunson and child protection scholar Tim Moore join us to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children, both now and into the future.

News | 14 Sep 2021

ANU heroes to vaccinate and fight against disease

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) conquering viruses, cancer and malaria have been backed in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding. 

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