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As part of their Food Service Management placement in their Master of Dietetics program, Stephen Keenan and Claire Saundry put together a calcium flyer for the Geelong Meals on Wheels program.
The flyer includes information on calcium intake requirements for people aged 70+ and will be launched at the Geelong Meals on Wheels Meeting on Tuesday 25 March.
For the first time, Deakinís School of Psychology has been ranked in the top 101Ė150 departments of Psychology in the world.
In 2013 the School made its first ever entry into the top 200. In just one year since then, it has substantially improved its standing, reflecting the strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research outcomes.
Deakinís School of Psychology is now the 3rd ranked psychology department in Victoria, after Melbourne and Monash, and the 3rd ranked (after Macquarie and Curtin) outside the Group of Eight universities in Australia.
Alfred Deakin Research Fellow Dr Clifford Liongue is using the humble zebrafish to help in the fight against the blood cancer, lymphoma.
The zebrafish has been ideal for Dr Liongue who is examining the genetic underpinnings of lymphoma, with the aim of improving treatment, and perhaps getting closer to a cure.
Based in Deakinís School of Medicine at Waurn Ponds, Dr Liongue is researching the gene BCL6A and its interaction with the gene STAT5. During blood development, and in general immune function, both genes tightly regulate each other. Misregulation upsets the balance between the two genes, leading to human lymphoma Ė a cancer that begins in immune system cells and spreads throughout the body in lymph fluid.
Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer in Australia and the sixth most common form of cancer overall. It has two main types, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin.
Ms Helen Larkin, a lecturer in occupational therapy, was recently acknowledged for her contribution to teaching at the 2013 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Ms Larkin was one of two Victorian recipients to receive the prestigious award at a ceremony held at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
Acknowledged for her innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, her world-first, interprofessional education initiative between occupational therapy and architecture students was given particular mention.
Further details of the awards can be found at this link: http://www.olt.gov.au/awards
Image: Ms Helen Larkin (centre) is joined by Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander and Professor Beverley Oliver of Deakin Learning Futures after receiving her award.
School of Health and Social Development academic staff members Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and Trish Ritchie have recently been involved on the organising committee of a conference that provides a platform to raise and address issues around same-sex attracted and gender diverse (SSAGD) young people, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
The Colour of Youth: Embracing Diversity Conference is a day for sharing ideas and resources, and for hearing about good practice.
Topics for discussion include creating a culturally inclusive space, working with emerging communities, and the role of religion among various cultures.
Registration is just $20 and FREE for those under 25 who are full-time (secondary or tertiary) students, or unemployed.
Details of how to register, as well as a Program Agenda, will be available early 2014.
Enquiries: email@example.com or phone Andrew on 9510 5444
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.