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Detecting those at high fracture risk

Deakin researchers have shown a weak link in the fracture risk tool FRAX.

What's new in Bipolar Disorder research?

On World Bipolar Day, IMPACT hosted a public seminar to outline the latest research.

Fractured lives

Men express less satisfaction with their quality of life after suffering a fracture.

Heavy metal and the blues

IMPACT researchers find a connection between cadmium and depression.

Muscle or fat?

Young men are less healthy than we thought - research shows an alarming increase in obesity.

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+61 4215 3320


IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Barwon Health)
Deakin University
School of Medicine
PO Box 281
Geelong Victoria 3220

Call for study participants

Diet and depression trial

This is a trial to test whether diet can impact the mental health of people with depression. We are calling on people aged over 18 years with major depression. The trial will involve taking part in either a 3-month diet program or social support program. Each program comprises seven 45-60 minute sessions at a research centre in Collingwood or Geelong.
Contact: Melanie 03 4215 3325 or email

Bipolar disorder health and lifestyle study

This study aims to investigate health and lifestyle factors associated with bipolar disorder. We are seeking men and women aged over 20 years, with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Participation involves questionnaires and clinical tests such as bone density at the Geelong Hospital.
Contact: Amanda 03 4215 3308

Geelong Osteoporosis Study

This ongoing cohort study is currently re-calling women for their 15-year follow-up assessment. If you receive an invitation we urge you to return for your next assessment.
Contact: Cathy 03 42153333 or

ProFrac study

This study is designed to identify risk factors for fracture. All men and women who have sustained a recent fracture will have received a questionnaire. We urge you to return the completed questionnaires as soon as possible. If you require another questionnaire, please contact us.
Contact: Millie 03 4215 3331 or

Vitamin D in Pregnancy (VIP) study

This follow-up study is designed to investigate the link between maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy and growth and development in the offspring. Mother-child pairs will receive an invitation to attend the study centre at the Geelong Hospital when their follow-up appointment is due. We urge participants to attend for follow-up.
Contact: Natalie 03 4215 3307 or

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13th August 2015