2009 news archive
- December: "Not in your lifetime, Ian!" article in the Medical Journal of Australia on the real changes in mental health.
Professor Ian Hickie speaks on the 7.30 Report about youth alcohol abuse.
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- 26 November 2009: Parkinson’s NSW is hosting a series of seminars throughout November and December to officially launch a brand new initiative - DASH to the InfoLine.
The seminars have been designed to educate doctors and medial professionals about the innovative InfoLine - developed to improve the quality of life of people living with Parkinson’s disease. The seminars are taking place across NSW in Coffs Harbour, Wollongong and Orange.
Channel 10 News item regarding the program
Interview with the BMRIs Dr Simon Lewis regarding the program
Media Release (pdf)
BMRI Parkinson's Disease Clinic
- 20 November 2009: Professor Ian Hickie received the 2009 Advocacy Award for outstanding contributions to the health and medical research industry at Research Australia’s annual “Thank You” Day awards. “Thank You” Day is a time to recognize and thank the people who work tirelessly every day to protect us and improve and save our lives. Research Australia says, “Ian Hickie has been instrumental in ensuring Australians understand the importance of addressing depression and nurturing our brains.” The prestigious award was presented by Peter Wills AC, Deputy Chairman, Research Australia and Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney. For additional information refer to www.thankyouday.org and www.researchaustralia.org. Press Release (PDF)
- 17 November 2009: Dr Patricia Armati on Today Tonight discusses the research conducted at the BMRI which demonstrates how cold laser therapy can stop pain.
- 2 November 2009: BMRI researchers identify a key role for mitochondria in the development of Alzheimer's disease. This discovery is hoped to lead to the development of anti-oxidative therapies that may prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. (Media Release - PDF)
- 16 October 2009: Event Research Australia’s Toolkit Launch and Youth Ambassador Presentation sponsored by BMRI.
Photograph details: The Hon Mark Butler MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health with Prof Ian Hickie, Executive Director, BMRI and Ahmet Dalkic, Research Australia National Youth Ambassador for Health Research 2009
The Mind by Ahmet Dalkic - (pdf)
- 28 September 2009: The Governor of NSW officially opened the new Youth Mental Health building at the Brain and Mind Research Institute. The opening was attended by the former Premier of NSW Morris Iemma, the NSW Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health and Cancer) the Hon Barbara Perry MP, and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney Dr Michael Spence.
ABC News coverage
AM radio interview with Professor Ian Hickie
Sydney University News Item
- 20 Aug 2009: Professor Jürgen Götz, Director Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Laboratory, was presented with the award of NSW Scientist of the Year 2009 in the Biomedical Sciences category. The ceremony took place at the Powerhouse Museum with the award being presented by the Honourable Jodi McKay MP, Minister for Science and Medical Research.
- Alcohol and the Teenage Brain: Safest to keep them apart - PDF
(an opinion piece prepared by Professor Ian Hickie AM MD FRANZCP FASSA)
- 20 August 2009: Dr Adam Guastella interviewed on ABC News regarding Oxytocin trails For further information regarding the trials:
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- 29 April 2009: Opening of the Ken Parker Brain Research Laboratories. New world-class research laboratories were officially opened on 29th April 2009 by The Hon John Howard and Mr Kerry Stokes. The brain research laboratories named after the late Ken Parker are a dedication to his commitment and support of the development of the University's Brain & Mind Research Institute.