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Maree Brinkman invited to speak at “Careers in Nutrition” online seminar

Dr Maree Brinkman was very honoured recently to be invited as a guest speaker for an online seminar on “Careers in Nutrition” for some Melbourne University Medical students who belong to the Healthy Eating Nutrition Society. Maree said it was very encouraging to see such great interest in nutrition among these upcoming young academics, doctors …

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Vale Wens Brinkman

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform everyone of the recent passing of Wens Brinkman, who was one of the founding board members of NBRI. Wens ended his long 10-year battle with colorectal cancer on the 4th April 2020, passing away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his …

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Welcome to our new board members!

The team at NBRI would like to extend our warmest welcome to our two new board members; Graham Chambers and Edward McDermott. Together, Graham and Edward founded their firm, DCM lawyers, with a focus to provide clients with clear advice and a personalised, uncomplicated approach to problem solving. Their expertise and unique perspectives will undoubtedly …

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Congratulations Aaron!

NBRI is pleased to announce that Aaron Roman, who has recently completed his 12 month mentoring program with Dr Maree Brinkman to become an accredited practising dietitian, has co-authored a research publication on the I.CAN program, which uses health coaching to provide tailored nutrition and physical activity guidance to people diagnosed with cancer in a …

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Student Partnerships at NBRI

As well as being involved in high quality, high impact research, NBRI takes an active interest in educating the next generation of health practitioners and medical researchers. Dr Brinkman is currently supervising two Nutrition Sciences students, Rahaf from Deakin University, and Melanie from Monash University. During their time here, they have been able to enjoy …

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Congratulations Hayden!

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to one of our long-term team members Hayden, who has just had his abstract, “Metabolically Healthy Obese individuals have greater insulin sensitivity and a lower risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than Metabolically Abnormal Obese counterparts” shortlisted for a Young Investigator Award at the upcoming Australian Gastroenterology …

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An update on the Vitamin D Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Our busy team of researchers have recently completed the initial phase of data collection, and have been able to begin preliminary analysis of the data. We have uncovered some very exciting results indicating a survival benefit to vitamin D supplementation in cancer patients – stay tuned for final results!

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Congratulations to our team members!

A couple of young dynamic NBRI team members have been busy presenting their work in Europe recently. Evan Yu recently presented his abstract on “Applying Machine Learning Technique to Identify Key Food Groups Related to Bladder Cancer” at the Dutch Epidemiology Conference (WEON) and Iris Boot presented the work that she did here at NBRI …

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