31 Oct 2013
Dr Collin Chia $14,300 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major health issue in Australia and it is projected that it will be the third leading cause of death world wide by 2020. In the year of 2012, there were more than 480 admissions for acute exacerbation of COPD at the Launceston General Hospital.
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
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.