Welcome to your last issue of In a Heartbeat for 2014. We are delighted to introduce you to our new Director of Cardiovascular Research, Professor Shaun Jackson... and at the same time bid a fond farewell to our former Director, Professor Michael Davies.
Also in this issue, discover how eating increases your blood pressure. Guy Leech gives you some great advice for exercising during the heat of Summer... and of course, your newsletter wouldn't be complete without another delicious and nutritional recipe from the wonderful Kate Freeman.
Thank you so much for your invaluable support of our important cause throughout the year. We wish you and your family all the best for a safe, happy and healthy festive season.
Associate Professor Clare Hawkins Acting Deputy Scientific Director, The Heart Research Institute
Meet our new Director of Cardiovascular Research
Professor Shaun Jackson is set to take our cardiovascular research to new heights. more
Farewell to Professor Michael Davies
We're saying a sad farewell to our former Director, Professor Michael Davies, who has successfully led The Heart Research Institute since 2012. more
Celebrating World Heart Day September 29, 2014
During September we celebrated World Heart Day with a number of promotional activities and a national advertising campaign - and of course, we illuminated the Opera House sails - 'red' for research at our Anniversary Dinner. more
How eating increases your blood pressure
Every meal that you eat causes a significant increase in blood pressure. In a recent study published in the journal Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, Heart Research Institute scientists have investigated the reasons why. more
Guy Leech's Fitness Forum: Exercising in Summer... think outside the square
Summer in Australia can be a really tough time to exercise. Heat stress can become a real issue from a safety perspective, so a little pre-planning doesn't go astray. Here are some tips I've learned along the way... more
Ride for Research
Our supporters rode a combined distance of 40,075km - the equivalent of the circumference of planet Earth - to raise vital awareness and funds on our behalf, culminating in a great event in Sydney's Martin Place. more
Welcome to the new Thrombosis Group
We are excited to announce the addition of another internationally-renowned scientific research team to our ranks - the Thrombosis Group, led by Professor Shaun Jackson. more
Recipe: Cashew Crusted Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
I've never met anyone who doesn't like chicken nuggets. So I wanted to create a similar experience, but with healthier and better quality ingredients. more
25th Anniversary Gala Dinner
A fabulous 25th Anniversary Dinner celebration was recently held at the iconic Sydney Opera House raising more than $200,000 that will go directly towards heart research. more
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