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Dr Kirsty Pringle

University of Newcastle

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Aside from her work as a research fellow, Dr Pringle is part of the Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Sciences. Her current research examines the role of enzyme systems in pregnancy. With Professor Eugenie Lumbers she has helped to set up and now successfully manages a research team at the University of Newcastle. Her recent publications, NHMRC grant success (as CIA) and invitations to present at international meetings in highly specialised areas attests to her dedication to the field and highlights her research output. Dr Pringle is now successfully coordinating a productive research team, supervising postgraduate students and working and collaborating independently. She has a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Adelaide (2008). During her postgraduate studies Dr Pringle research focused on the molecular regulators of placentation.

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Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians perpetuates poverty

The recent death of the lead singer of Yothu Yindi, is a high-profile example of an event all too common in Aboriginal Australia. Older Aboriginal Australians (40 to 60 years old) are more than 15 times more likely to die of kidney disease than non-Aboriginal Australians. This is an age that's normally the prime life. But not only is it a tragedy for the individuals involved but has a much wider effect on the community. Elders in all communities are a repository of knowledge and of accumulated wealth. Early death of key...

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