ASCEND Research Network Program


Project Details

ASian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-communicable Disease (ASCEND) Research Network Program

ASCEND provided research training related to the prevention and control of NCDs, mentoring and leadership skills. It was specifically designed for Asian researchers who are building careers in non-communicable disease prevention and control- including public health professionals, university staff, postgraduate students and early career researchers who wished to build their research expertise. The 18 month program used a combination of face-to-face teaching, online learning, peer support and mentoring methods.


Professor Brian Oldenburg, Head of Unit


Professor Edwin B Fisher
Professor Khalid Kadir
Professor Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan
Dr Prasad Katulanda


United States National Institutes of Health: Fogarty International Research Training Award (award number D43TW008332). Administering institution - Monash University, Melbourne  - $1,034,300.

Research Outcomes

NCD Forum 2015

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Research Group

School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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