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UOW researcher leads project to help Aboriginal communities’ pandemic response

Professor Kathleen Clapham from UOW has been awarded $793,125 by NSW Health for a project on the place-based pandemic response to the strengths and vulnerabilities of Aboriginal communities in south-eastern New South Wales.

Seven projects worth $3.3m have been funded through the $25m COVID-19 Research Grants program, as part of the state’s response to the virus. NSW Health Acting Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, Sarah Thackway, said the grants were divided into diagnostics, prevention, and public and population health.

Professor Clapham’s project focuses on public and population health and builds on her team’s existing research.

Read the full article from the Illawarra Mercury here.

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