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Three members of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) have been awarded Heart Foundation Research Program Fellowships. Anna Timperio and Kylie Hesketh have recently been awarded Heart Foundation Future Leadership Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships provide salary and project funding to support researchers who are becoming leaders of cardiovascular research groups.
Congratulations also goes to Carley Grimes who has been awarded a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
These is an excellent outcome for Anna, Kylie and Carley and for C-PAN. Only 24 Fellowship were awarded nationally across all fields (biomedical, clinical and public health).
The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) had great success at the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Awards held on Tuesday 3 December. C-PAN were finalists in two of the nine award categories, and won one of the awards.
Professor Kylie Ball, Professor David Crawford and Dr Sarah McNaughton, in partnership with the National Heart Foundation and Coles Supermarkets, received the VicHealth award for Promoting Healthy Eating. The award was presented by the Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis.
In addition, Professor Tony Worsley was a member of a team led by RMIT that was a finalist for the VicHealth award for Preventing Harm from Alcohol.
Peter Quail Oration 2013 'Where next for prevention of chronic disease? Scaling up from community based obesity prevention in schools to whole populations'.
Dr Steven Allender, Professor of Population Health and Co-Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University presented the 2013 Peter Quail Oration: 'Where next for prevention of chronic disease? Scaling up from community based obesity prevention in schools to whole populations' on Tuesday 22 October at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus. Steve has an ongoing program of research on the burden of disease and obesity prevention. Recent work has seen a particular interest in the emerging burden of chronic disease in developed and developing countries and the possibilities for using complex systems approaches for community-based intervention.
Steve presented a summary covering the first ten years of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and the current program of research relating to the development of novel obesity prevention as well as scaling up from community-based obesity prevention in schools to whole populations.
The Peter Quail Oration was filmed for distribution as a Deakin Cloud link and was well attended and enthusiastically received by a large 80 plus audience.