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Graeme Schofield VIFM Oration – 7 August

May 5th 2014

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At the next Graeme Schofield VIFM Oration we are asking the question, "What Works? Strategies for preventing sexual violence."

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The Rest is Silence

May 1st 2014

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In the early hours of 30 March, members of the public were granted unprecedented access to the Institute and the co-located Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria to gain a rare insight into the various processes involved in tissue donation here in Victoria.

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Launch of The Gift

April 17th 2014

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            It wasn’t quite an unveiling. In fact it was more of a snipping or cutting exercise, but either way, Bruce Esplin’s fabulous bronze sculpture The Gift was well and truly launched today by the Attorney General, The Hon Robert Clark MP at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine today. The amazing […]

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VIFM records spike in reported deaths as heatwave hits Victoria

February 3rd 2014

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Over a one-week period in January 2014, an extra 139 deaths were reported to the Coroner over and above the usual numbers of deaths that would be expected at this time of year.

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Alcohol the key finding in single-punch deaths

January 23rd 2014

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Dr Jennifer Pilgrim investigates the involvement of alcohol and other drugs in single-punch deaths.

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For he’s a jolly good (Honorary) Fellow!

December 11th 2013

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Monash University Honorary Fellowship awarded to the VIFM Council’s Chairman, The Honourable John Coldrey QC.

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Three Cheers for Research!

December 5th 2013

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The VIFM are proud as punch of our researchers who each won awards at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Awards Night 2013.

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VIFM Annual Report 2012-13

October 29th 2013

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Our latest Annual Report is now available to read online or to download.

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Professor Stephen Cordner announces his retirement after 25 years at the helm

August 27th 2013

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After 25 years as Director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Professor Stephen Cordner has announced his retirement and his plans to focus on VIFM’s International Program.

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VIFM Strategic Plan 2013-2016

August 6th 2013

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The VIFM Strategic Plan 2013-2016.

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