Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal 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 Alicia Goodwill
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death in Australia, and around the world. Post-menopausal women are particularly at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, thought to be due to the change of circulating sex hormone levels such as estradiol. However results are conflicting with latest evidence indicating the time of exposure is most relevant, with the use of hormone therapy also thought to modify risk.

This study aims to test the association of the use of hormone therapy with cardiovascular disease risk over 20 years from pre-menopause to post-menopause, to determine whether hormone therapy use plays a significant part in cardiovascular health. You will also have the opportunity to work with a large database from an internationally recognised cohort that spans over 20 years. This project will provide opportunity for publication and to work directly with participants.

Candidates who are interested in endocrinology, as well as industry relationships, would be suited to this project. You will also have the opportunity to work with a large database from an internationally recognised cohort that spans over 20 years. This project will provide opportunity for publication and to work directly with participants. Candidates who are interested in endocrinology, as well as industry relationships, would be suited to this project.


School Research Themes

Women's Health



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital