30 Mar 2017

Photo of the week: Peninsula Clinical School academic unit

Welcome to our new Academic Unit in Medicine at Peninsula Clinical School! L-R: Professor Velandai Srikanth (Group head), Dr Chris Karayiannis (geriatrician and PhD student), Dr Chris Moran (Geriatrician, NHMRC & ARC Dementia Early Career Research Fellow, and senior lecturer), Associate Professor Richard Beare (Bioinformatics and Imaging), Ms Afton Nido (the group's Executive Assistant), Dr Wei Wang (Biostatistician and senior lecturer. Absent: Dr Nadine Andrew (NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Health Services Research and senior lecturer).
The group members conduct high quality translational research into chronic conditions affecting the ageing population. As most readers would know, Australia has an ageing population, and this group's expertise is increasingly needed. Their research interests span from clinical medicine, bioinformatics and imaging, health services research including data linkage, and biostatistics.

Major initiatives include the study of poor metabolic health (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes) and dementia, cerebrovascular disease and dementia, frailty and delirium in hospitalized older people, novel technologies for designing health service delivery for stroke, and community systems of care for people with dementia. Group members have several local, national and international collaborations. Their work is supported by several sources of funding, including NHMRC. See more about the unit and each member at:

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