Current Projects

Project 122: Calcium metabolism in acute pancreatitis

31 Oct 2013

Dr Kathryn Ogden – $65,624 Acute pancreatitis is caused by a reversible inflammatory process in the pancreas, most commonly associated with alcohol abuse or gallstone disease. Its incidence varies from 5-80/100,000 population/year, with a recent Australian study demonstrating a rate of 77.3/100,000/year in a regional centre. It can present as a mild through to severe

Project 118: Weight loss support

Ms Jenny Barr, Launceston Clinical School – $8,059. Obesity is a major health problem in Australia and around the world with illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, some cancers, and more, clearly linked to obesity. In Tasmania 65% of adults are overweight or obese.