Grant Success!

Dr Rebecca Armstrong and Dr Tahna Pettman and our new Public Health Insight team have just had some great news: their National Cancer Institute R21 grant has been funded!

It is a cross-country comparison of evidence-based practice in cancer prevention, focusing on state government decision-makers. They have a validated tool (not dissimilar to KT4LG survey) which they will implement across state government health departments in USA (Washington University in St Louis, Missouri), Brazil (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Parana), China (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong and Tongii University School of Medicine, Shanghai) and Australia – so a mix of middle and high income countries.
 
Ross Brownson, Rebecca Armstrong, Tahna Pettman, Rodrigo Reis, Katherine Stamatakis, Pauline Sung, Zhaoxin Wang. A cross-country comparison of evidence-based prevention of cancer. National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute (R21 grant in response to PAR 13-054).

Please join me in congratulating them both – their partnership with Ross is a long and strong one, and what a great welcome back from maternity leave for Rebecca and a wonderful outcome from Tahna’s participation in the NIH TIDIRH – training in Dissemination and Implementation research in health that she attended (the only Australian) – at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH, USA in 2012

This dovetails nicely with a new WHO grant to the Nossal Institute that we are leading in collaboration with Public Health Evidence South Asia (our CPHG South Asia satellite) at University of Manipal, which focusses on NCD’s and Disability – prevention, management and rehabilitation, and Tahna’s invited presentation to present within the World Cancer Congress in December on Implementing and evaluating a National Knowledge Translation and Exchange platform for NCD prevention,

If anyone would like more information, please do contact Rebecca and Tahna directly – armr@unimelb.edu.au and tpettman@unimelb.edu.au.

Prof Elizabeth Waters
Jack Brockhoff Chair of Child Public Health

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