News – May 2014

New CAR seed funding awarded

Seed grants to conduct small research projects in 2014 have now been awarded. The 6 new projects include a study of the impact from the Hazelwood coal mine fire on respiratory infections in very young children in the Latrobe Valley; assessment of the short-term effects of air pollutants on blood pressure in China; a collaborative project examining the health effects of shipping emission in the Sydney greater metropolitan region; investigations into gene-environment interactions of the respiratory health effects of ultrafine particles from traffic; an evaluation of the current public health messages in reducing smoke exposure from bushfires and planned burns, and; a study into the genetic risks of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution.
See the full list and descriptions of this year’s seed grants.

Three new CAR postdoctoral fellowships announced

We received a lot of interest in this year's advertised round of postdoctoral fellowships, and the competition was high. We're pleased to announce the award of three new postdoctoral fellowships to add to our team - Dr Grant Williamson from the University of Tasmania, Dr Caroline Lodge from the University of Melbourne and Dr Shanshan Li from the University of Queensland. Their projects (and those of our other postdocs) can be found on the Postdoctoral Fellows page.