Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Risk from Mid- to Late-life in Women

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Stephen Campbell campbell.s@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains as the number 1 cause of death worldwide and in Australia. Though elderly women have higher rates of cardiovascular disease compared to men, there is a lack of awareness and research of CVD amongst women. Whilst cholesterol is targeted lipid medication, we now know that statins do not have the benefit in women that was seen in men (Virani, 2013). In this study we explore the broader lipid profile and other lipid measurements and their relation to cardiovascular risk as measured by a risk score (non-lipid based Framingham 10-year CVD risk score).

This study seeks to evaluate the relationship between all lipoproteins and cardiovascular risk as characterised by a risk score, in an Australian cohort of older women across 20 years. This project will provide the opportunity to work with a rich database with data that spans over 20 years, as well as having participant contact and clinical skills experience. This project would suit a candidate who is interested in cardiovascular disease. There is also opportunity for publication.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Women's Health



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital