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Guy Marks awarded prestigious fellowship

15 Oct 2020

CAR head Guy Marks has been recognised for his significant contribution to science by being elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). Fellowship recognises those who have demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine; and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their field.

Congratulations Guy!

New CAR affiliates welcomed

30 Apr 2020

Prof. Sotiris Vardoulakis from ANU and A/Prof. Camille Raynes-Greenow from University of Sydney have joined the CAR team to become affiliates. Congratulations and welcome!

Conference and Project support grant awarded

06 May 2020

onference and Project support grant for 2020. The funding will be used towards the attendance of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) international congress in Austria.

 

Dinh will be presenting his research on the “Patterns of atopy, traffic related air pollution and allergic-respiratory outcomes in middle age”.

Congratulations Dinh!

Submission to NSW committee into health impacts of bushfires

12 Mar 2020

​CAR provided a submission to the NSW committee looking at the "Health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality resulting from bushfires and drought". We provided a comprehensive submission on the impacts of bushfire smoke on health, particularly on vulnerable populations.

Funding to understand urban greenness

11 Apr 2020

CAR's Dr Mahsan Sadeghi, Prof. Geoff Morgan and Prof. Bin Jalaludin have received funding for their project 'Impact of urban greening technologies on urban heat, climate adaptation and health'.

Winner of TSANZ Research Medal

15 Apr 2020

CAR's Prof. Shyamali Dharmage has received the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Research Medal. This medal is awarded in acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions in research, education or the respiratory health sector as a whole.
Congratulations Shyamali!

NSW Independent Bushfire inquiry

26 Mar 2020

CAR lodged its submission to the independent bushfire inquiry in March. The independent expert inquiry was established to to provide input to NSW ahead of the 2020-21 bushfire season

Death toll from bushfire smoke estimated to be more than 400

23 Mar 2020

There was wide coverage of modelling involving CAR researchers which showed that smoke from the bushfires on the east coast of Australia likely led to thousands of hospitalisations and over 400 excess deaths. This is 10 times the official number of deaths from the bushfires themselves

This coverage included that from Scientific American, Nature and the Times, UK

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