Why our hearts fail
Scientists at HRI and The University of Sydney have made new heart failure discoveries in an innovative world-first project examining cryo-preserved human hearts.
World-leading researcher in atherosclerosis to join HRI
World-leading researcher in atherosclerosis, Dr Tessa Barrett, will lead a new research group at HRI, funded by a prestigious NSW Cardiovascular Elite Postdoctoral Researcher Grant from NSW Health and HRI’s Robert Edward Gough Fellowship.
Dr Anna Waterhouse speaks at Sydney Ideas
HRI’s Dr Anna Waterhouse joined Professor Paul Weiss from UCLA and Dr Shelley Wickham from The University of Sydney, Schools of Chemistry and Physics, to discuss nanoscience and taking health and medicine to the next level at a public lecture held by Sydney Ideas together with The University of Sydney Nano Institute.
Associate Professor Sanjay Patel awarded NHMRC grant
Congratulations to HRI’s Associate Professor Sanjay Patel on being awarded a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council for his COLchicine CARDIovascular Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome (COLCARDIO-ACS) Study.
Dr Melissa Farnham awarded Cooper Foundation Grant
Dr Melissa Farnham has been awarded a Project Grant by the Rebecca L Cooper Foundation for her research investigating the role of the brain in the development of cardiometabolic diseases in people with obstructive sleep apnoea.
Help prevent limb amputation
Every three hours, one Australian has a limb amputated due to cardiovascular disease.
Yunjia (Carmen) Zhang receives Best Poster Award
Ms Yunjia (Carmen) Zhang received the Best Poster Award for her research focusing on the effects of selenium on atherosclerosis development, at the annual meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research (Australia & Japan).
Dr Mary Kavurma awarded NHMRC Grant
Dr Mary Kavurma was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant for her research into stimulating blood vessel growth to bypass arterial blockages caused by cardiovascular disease.
HRI Director of Cardiovascular Research in the UK
HRI’s Director of Cardiovascular Research, Professor Shaun Jackson, recently travelled to the UK to hold discussions with scientific and clinical colleagues in the UK as well as members of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) about the global state of cardiovascular disease, its impact on the community, and how we can best fight it.