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Dear Fellows & Faculty

This is a note to introduce myself as the Atlantic Institute’s new Communications Director. It’s an exciting and challenging role; I started this week in Oxford and over time, I very much look forward to meeting Fellows and Faculty from all seven Programs across the world.

I’m also a Senior Atlantic Fellow and last December graduated from the Global Brian Health Institute at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

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This is an informational webinar that was hosted by AFHE's Program Director, Guenevere Burke about the new Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, the newest member to our global Atlantic Fellows community.

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I was honored to co-present last Friday alongside Professor Jay Olshanksy, an epidemiologist from University of Illinois at Chicago for an American Society on Aging regional meeting in Chicago. Human longevity has been a hot topic in the news lately and it was refreshing to participate in a discussion on the realities of longevity. Professor Olshansky’s work on the biological limits of longevity is in stark contrast to an “anti-aging” and immortality rhetoric that society is exposed to on a regular basis.

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In the full transcript of his speech to the Garma festival, Richard Flanagan says the country can make itself stronger by saying yes to the Uluru statement.

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Curtin University has launched a new scholarship named in honour of Former Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard AC, to support academically gifted young women through university.