Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

NHMRC success for MacKillop Institute researcher


Mary MacKillop Institute researcher, Dr Jocasta Ball, has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC) Early Career Fellowship for her research Improving health outcomes in atrial fibrillation via optimal management. 

Dr Ball said her Early Career Fellowship is an acknowledgement of the importance of the MacKillop’s world-class health research into heart disease – one of the leading causes of death and disability in Australia.

“Our research has the potential to improve the health outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation – the most common irregular heartbeat, closely linked to stroke and heart failure. This Fellowship will allow me to be actively involved in this mission. It will also allow me to continue on my current career trajectory and provide more opportunities to obtain competitive funding.”


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