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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

Submission to the NSW committee on health impacts of exposure to bushfire smoke

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

CAR welcomes Prof. Sotiris Vardoulakis

04 Mar 2020

We welcome Sotiris as an affiliate of CAR. Sotiris is inaugural Professor of Global Environmental Health at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health of the ANU. He has a wealth of experience advising national and local governments and international organisations on the health effects of climate change and air pollution, and on environmental sustainability, health protection and risk communication.

February Webinar: Built environment characteristics and disease biomarkers in older adults

27 Feb 2020

Hear from Dr Trenton Hoda from the University of Utah School of Medicine on a study looking at associations between residential greenness and urbanicity scores and disease biomarkers in older US adults

Winner of community engagement grant

13 Feb 2020

CAR postdoc Tom Cole-Hunter has received a grant under the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants program to undertake a community engagement project called: "How's the air up there?": Queensland Communities Discussing Air Quality.
He will deploy several low-cost sensors and discuss the data with communities including schools in Brisbane and Townsville/Mackay.

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