Notre Dame Alumna Carla Sabatini spent most of the early COVID-19 pandemic in the Intensive Care Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH). At the best of times, working in the ICU requires a strict attention to detail and the ability to walk the line between life and death, COVID-19 shifted existence in this tenuous purgatory to the next gear, and made that thinnest of lines a precarious tightrope walk.
Research underway to explore how motivation and environment can trigger over-eating could be relevant to growing numbers of Victorians accumulating ‘COVID calories’ under lockdown, says head of the University of Notre Dame’s Melbourne Clinical School, Professor Moyez Jiwa, who is leading the study.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Dr Therese Burke, has been selected to receive a 2020 International Nightingale Award of $5000 to put towards her research project investigating multiple sclerosis (MS) nursing.
The University of Notre Dame Australia is one partner in a series of collaborative research projects that have recently received grants worth almost $900,000 from the federal and state government.
In the global fight against COVID-19, the foremost focus for scientists and researchers has been in treating the virus, preventing its transmission, and finding a cure. Everyone has followed the numbers, active cases, deaths, new clusters, but what of those who have recovered?