The Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory disease focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular processes that are associated with the development and progression of respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
These are the two major chronic respiratory diseases in Australia, with the incidence of asthma among the highest in the world, and COPD a major cause of death. These disorders are a significant health and economic burden to the community, and are national research priority areas and diseases of global significance. The Centre aims to develop advanced models for diagnosis and treatment of such disorders.
The Centre acts as a national training centre for clinician scientists, postdoctoral fellows, PhD scholars and undergraduates in respiratory medicine and continues to actively contribute to the development of health policy.
Living with COPD: A patient education DVD
Research conducted within the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases has identified a gap in the delivery of person centred education for older people with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). To fill this gap the priority research centre has developed an interactive DVD to support patients to better manage their COPD.
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PhD Scholarship 2012 Now Available
Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. The successful applicant will undertake their doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease. This dynamic and inter-professional research group, led by Professor Peter Gibson has an outstanding research track record and exceptional facilities.
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The meeting is designed to highlight and provide an overview of areas of importance in asthma and airways research and to develop new and strengthen ongoing collaborations in an informal setting. Download PDF