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Jean Hailes Fellowship awarded

Media releases 9 Mar 2019
Jean hailes fellowship news

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is pleased to announce that Dr Clare Arnott was today awarded a post-doctoral fellowship under the Jean Hailes Fellowship Program.

A new initiative from the national not-for-profit women's health organisation, the program aims to support women's health research across the country. Partnering institutions are awarded a $10,000 Fellowship. A leading researcher from the institution is nominated to receive the disbursement, which will be used to attend and present at an international conference, and foster research collaborations.

The Fellowship awarded to Dr Arnott was nominated by The George Institute for Global Health, a health and medical research institute.

"We nominated Dr Clare Arnott for this award as she is a passionate advocate for women's health," says A/Prof Karen Walker, Program Manager, Global Women's Health at The George Institute.

"As a clinical researcher her focus is on high-risk pregnancies, postpartum cardiovascular health and conditions with a gender preponderance. She is a very worthy recipient of this award which will enable her to present her research internationally,"

A senior cardiologist, Dr Arnott established the Women's Heart Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She recently joined The George Institute working with the cardio metabolic group.

Pictured: A/Prof Karen Walker (The George Institute), Angela Hehir (Heart Foundation), Dr Clare Arnott (The George Institute), Dr Rachel Mudge (Jean Hailes for Women's Health) and Kelly Thompson (The George Institute).

"We greatly respect the work of The George Institute and look forward to seeing Dr Arnott's research around women's cardiovascular health and gender disparities in cardiovascular research showcased globally," says Jean Hailes CEO, David Lloyd.

"The Jean Hailes Fellowship Program is a cornerstone of our goal to encourage and promote research dedicated to diverse areas of women's health," says Mr Lloyd. "However, the program doesn't simply start and stop with the funding; Jean Hailes will be actively disseminating papers and findings from the Fellows to quickly bring research into public conversation."

Dr Arnott's travel fellowship is co-sponsored by the Heart Foundation through a partnership with Jean Hailes, allowing the awarding of two travel fellowships that focus on cardiovascular disease in women. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in women in Australia and 90% of women have one risk factor. Dr Arnott is well placed to continue bringing this important women's health area to light with her extensive clinical expertise, as well as her evidence-based research background.

Jean Hailes has partnered with other key institutions and organisations around Australia to award further Fellowships, which will be announced in the next few months.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women's knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, combining medical clinics, research and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on our website, through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by our in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

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For more information on Jean Hailes or to interview Dr Arnott, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email [email protected]