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Arthritis SA launches 3 year research fellowship

18 December 2012    


South Australia continues to lead the way in arthritis research in Australia with the creation of a new three year research fellowship at the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

A partnership between Arthritis SA and the University of Adelaide, the fellowship will fund a postdoctoral researcher to undertake arthritis research and/or population and community based musculoskeletal research and health literacy.
Applications are open now for the fellowship.

Arthritis South Australia CEO Julie Black said the fellowship increases its annual local funding of arthritis research to more than $220,000.

“The fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity to a postdoctoral researcher and will further build South Australia’s arthritis research capability.

“South Australia has a growing reputation nationally and internationally for its research into arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

“Over the last five years, we have committed over $400,000 through Arthritis Australia for distribution at a national level and as well as providing our own direct research funding locally.

“Treatments for particular types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have improved significantly as a result of research which has fostered a greater understanding of the disease and how it develops.”

“We’re committed to supporting these researchers in their efforts towards improving the health and lifestyle of all people living with arthritis, including more than 300,000 South Australians.”

For more information on the Arthritis SA Research Fellowship visit www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/current/17790/index.html

For more information on the work of Arthritis SA visit www.arthritissa.org.au

ISSUED BY HUGHES PUBLIC RELATIONS: Simon Hatcher on (08) 8412 4100 or simon@hughespr.com.au