27 Oct 2008
Gerontology The Trust received a very generous Bequest in support of Gerontology Research, and in consequence made a commitment to provide up to $250,000 over five years towards this significant health issue. The study of diseases in the elderly is an important initiative given that the prevalence rate of dementia in Tasmania is set to
26 Oct 2008
Tasmanian suicide patterns – prevention and interventation ($2,500) The Trust has in its charter a commitment to medical research education through its links with the University of Tasmania. To encourage medical students to consider research as a career option the Trust offered Grants to promising young students. Matthew Poxon, aged 23, was awarded a grant
25 Oct 2008
Rectal bleedinig – time to talk about it – Phase 1 ($10,000) The Trust supported a submission by Professor Alex Thomson to assist him to continue his research into the management of rectal bleeding. In clinical practice this condition is little talked about but is a prevalent health issue in Tasmania.
24 Oct 2008
Higher lung cancer rates in young women than young men ($133,966) Dr. Zahid Ansari, a leading international epidemiologist was bought to Tasmania and the grant of $133,966 from Clifford Craig was to guarantee his salary and pay for research expenses for a period of 2 years. Lung cancer rates in Australian men increased until 1985