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8 April 2020
Extreme weather events, drought, bushfires and floods, and now a global pandemic with the evolving situation of coronavirus (COVID-19). These are unprecedented and challenging times in which we live, and impacting the world in ways we have never seen before. We hope our newsletter finds you safe and well during these challenging times.

3 April 2020
NICM Health Research Institute has featured across national and international media for its recent research investigating breast cancer and weight gain, medicinal cannabis and women's health, kava and mental health, and more.

2 April 2020
NICM Health Research Institute’s Seminar Series will reconvene from July onwards, save the date for the following speakers.

30 March 2020
Find out how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. Australian Government’s latest official medical advice and other useful website links.

25 March 2020
Congratulations to Associate Professor Geneveive Steiner and Dr Mike Armour for their recent promotion and new roles at NICM Health Research Institute.

13 March 2020
Congratulations to Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, recipient of the NSW Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership 2020 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and tremendous work.

12 March 2020
NICM HRI celebrated and marked International Women’s Day and the official opening of the new Jacka Foundation Conference Centre with the inaugural one-day symposium, Influential Women in Natural Therapies: A Legacy for the Future and Women’s Networking Breakfast.

5 March 2020
Congratulations to NICM HRI’s Higher Degree Research students Muhammad Ali and Dhevaksha Naidoo, who have been awarded a scholarship in the University’s Western to the World initiative.

25 February 2020
New study findings suggest that weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought. The first national survey on weight after breast cancer in Australia, published in BMC Cancer journal, found close to two-thirds (63.7%) of women reported weight gain at an average of nine kilograms after a breast cancer diagnosis, and overall nearly one-in-five women (17%) added more than 20 kilograms.

4 February 2020
NICM HRI’s Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner, dives deep into the complexity of dementia, exploring diagnosis, progression, contributing factors in its aetiology, and her exciting research on herbal interventions in the treatment of dementia and cognitive decline in the latest Fx Medicine Podcast.


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Upcoming Seminars

NICM Health Research Institute Webinar:

Ayahuasca – From the Jungle to the Lab
Presented by Dr Simon Ruffell, Psychiatrist and Senior Research Fellow at Psychae Institute, Melbourne.
28 June, 2022, Online (Zoom)