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Current Covid-19 Updates

From the hardworking frontline of healthcare workers at Gold Coast University Hospital supporting COVID-19 patients and those dedicated staff at GCUH and Gold Coast Private Hospital providing continuing care for our community; to our innovative researchers at Griffith University working towards vaccines or treatments for the novel corona virus, and the energetic team at COHORT helping SME’s to survive the crisis and thrive on the other side; the remarkable people of our Precinct are playing their part to get us through this pandemic.

We salute you, and extend our support to all the students, staff and businesses who’ve been so affected by disruptions caused by COVID-19.

We will get through this together.

Scholarships on offer to help Year 12 students during the pandemic

High achieving high school students keen to study at Griffith University in 2021 will be eligible for 80 new Sir Samuel Griffith scholarships worth up to $24,000 each in an initiative that it’s hoped will assist Year 12 students under pressure from a disrupted final year of study in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Griffith University Anatomy students

Congratulations Professor Michael Good on being appointed to National COVID-19 Committee

Professor Michael Good, AO

Principal Research Leader, Professor Michael F. Good AO heads the Laboratory of Vaccines for the Developing World, Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.

He is past Chairman of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) and has now been appointed to the National COVID-19 Health and Research Advisory Committee, chaired by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

“I am delighted to be part of a Committee that is providing rapid and expert advice to the Chief Medical Officer in relation to public health risks and health management issues concerning COVID-19”.

Professor Good and his team have a whole-parasite Malaria vaccine in human clinical trials, along with a nasal-delivery vaccine for group A streptococcus entering trials in partnership with Chinese biopharma Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals.

In 2008 Professor Good was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to medical research; he received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in 2009; and was a recipient of the Queensland Greats Awards in 2010. Professor Good was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS) in 2015.

We’re indeed in ‘good hands’ in this pandemic.

Meet our COVID-19 researchers

COHORT comes to the rescue of struggling SME's

Free webinars and business health checks

With COVID-19 limitations affecting physical co-working spaces, COHORT hasn’t missed a beat in innovating to support its members and SME’s all over the Gold Coast.

Having just launched it’s 2020 Mentors Program when the coronavirus crisis hit Australia, COHORT has gone virtual to deliver mentoring, expert advice and individual business health checks to help businesses navigate remote working, contingency planning and more to survive and thrive through the economic shock.

As at the end of April, 214 people had registered for 5 business webinars (replays here), while COHORT was on the organising committee for the national event, Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend Australia Covid-19,  held on  April 24-26, which attracted over 200 participants and 45 mentors and saw 10 ideas developed and pitched.

With physical events unable to proceed, Economic Development Queensland has supported the expansion of COHORT digital services, including digital video promotions and workshops, a podcast series, webinars and live streaming of major events.

 

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GCHKP company wins $1.5 million grant to help in COVID-19 care