EMPOWER the power of human muscle

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Kwang Lim Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au 0393422635 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier andrea.maier@mh.org.au 0393422635 Personal web page

Project Details

Muscle is one of the most powerful, but most neglected organs of our human body. Physical inactivity leads to immediate significant decrease in volume and therewith muscle function, whereas recovery of function is hard to accomplish without dedicated intervention. The multisite EMPOWER-GR study aims to 1. evaluate the course of muscle mass and function during acute hospitalization and geriatric rehabilitation and 2. intervene by use of dedicated strength and nutritional interventions during geriatric rehabilitation to increase muscle mass and function. The EMPOWER-GR study is based on results of the EMPOWER I study conducted in the acute patient setting, indicating the urgent need for individualized interventions to preserve physical function in the aged patient. Three positions are available (one for the observational part and two for the intervention part).

Prerequisite: intention to learn how to conduct epidemiological studies / interventions, epidemiological/statistical skills, intention to write a journal article, good communication skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal

Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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