Tuesday, 15 November 2011
ECU's Health and Wellness Institute has been awarded a top three spot at the 2011 Premier's Awards.
They were nominated in the Strengthening Families and Communities category, which recognises organisations that encourage the highest standard of living, health, education, safety and social justice in the local community.
Associate Professor Daniel Galvão said being the recognition highlights the Institute's research success.
"Our research programs, which include investigating exercise as treatment for cancer and other chronic illnesses, as well as general fitness, greatly benefit our local communities," Associate Professor Galvão said
"Coming in the top three is wonderful recognition from the Premier for the work we're doing."
Established in 2003 and based at ECU’s Joondalup Campus, the Health and Wellness Institute aligns research and education with extensive national and international linkages, and is a leader in providing health programs for local communities.
Earlier this year the Institute announced a partnership with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA), which will see $320,000 in Lotterywest funding used to develop the SCIA program in WA, utilising the centre’s state-of-the-art facilities.
The Institute also received a $333,000 National Competitive Grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to continue research into prostate cancer and exercise.