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Monash led study of 1000+ heavy smokers reveals an undiagnosed burden of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia, with 7.5% of Australians over the age of 40 years experiencing moderate to severe forms of the disease. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, with as many as 50% of smokers developing clinically significant COPD. The key prevention of COPD is smoking cessation. A new study led by researchers from Monash University suggests that one of Australia’s leading causes of death is being systematically misdiagnosed.

Former Dean Dr Geoff Vaughan passes away

Dr Geoffrey Vaughan AO, who was Dean of the Victorian College of Pharmacy (“VCP”) from 1979 to 1986, passed away peacefully on 4 January, 2018. He was aged 84.

University news

Faculty success in major Commonwealth grant programs

The Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been awarded nearly $20 million dollars in research funding in the recent rounds of grants announced by the National Health and Medical Research Council (“NHMRC”) and the Australian Research Council (“ARC”).

Three MIPS researchers recognised by British Pharmacological Society

Three researchers from the Drug Discovery Biology theme at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences have received prestigious awards from the British Pharmacological Society.

MIPS Director awarded APSA Medal

Professor Chris Porter, Director of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (“MIPS”), has been named the 2017 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (“APSA”) medallist.

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