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Frequency and severity of periodontal disease in Australians with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Building representative epidemiological data and validation of a screening tool for non-dental personnel.

Oral health and Type II diabetes encompasses many health complications that can have a profound impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between Type II Diabetes an more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

A Novel Role in Stabilizing Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular deaths, accounting for ~30% of all deaths in Australia in 2018. Atherosclerotic plaque rupture leads to heart failure and stro more...

Supervisor(s): Misra, Ashish (Dr)

The primary cilia in diabetic kidney disease: targeting the cellular antennas

This project explores the role of the kidney proximal tubule cell primary cilia in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic kidney disease is a leading cause of end stage kidney disease, requ more...

Supervisor(s): Panchapakesan, Usha (Associate Professor)

PhD project(s) in the intersection between obesity and eating disorders

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic health researcher to undertake a full time or part-time PhD based at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and enrolled through the Univers more...

Supervisor(s): Lister, Natalie (Dr), Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Maguire, Sarah (Dr), Jebeile, Hiba (Dr)

Harmful or beneficial aspects of oral facial tissue and environment to the cardiac regeneration: Periodontitis may worsen the outcome of cardiac function after injury whilst the orofacial stem cells may augment their regenerative capacity.

A rodent model of myocardial injury will be used to investigate cardiac function. We will investigate the detrimental effect of a chronic inflammatory disease (periodontitis) on car more...

Supervisor(s): Xaymardan, Munira (Dr), Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)