The fact that some Indigenous children in rural regions of Australia have to wear hearing aids when they start school because of chronic severe ear infections was one of the reasons that drove Vinay Menon to choose his research topic for his Bachelor of Medical Science degree.
The fact that people who are using mental health services have a life expectancy in their 50s is not due to inadequate access to general practitioners (GPs) but is more likely to represent a need for improved quality of primary health care.
One morning last winter, a young man lay sprawled on the pavement near the Oral Health Centre at QEII. He heard footsteps approach him, stop, then hurry on. Then he heard a truck slow down, then drive off. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver offered him any help and Tony Phan was in too much pain to ask for it.
A deep-sea canyon new to science has been discovered on the continental shelf near the Montebello Islands by students from The University of Western Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania.
The School of Population Health held a memorial celebration of Konrad Jamrozik's contributions to public health. Held at the UWA Boatshed on 21 April, SPH invited current and former UWA staff and postgraduate students who knew him well, as well as other academic and professional colleagues who knew him well, to attend the memorial. Tributes will be made by Judy Straton, Michael Hobbs and Michael Daube.
Finding innovative solutions to global economic challenges including energy security has been given new impetus by a partnership between The University of Western Australia and the US-based international think tank, the Milken Institute.
Ties between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The University of Western Australia have been strengthened by a recent collaboration between UWA's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Saudi Arabia's King Saud University's College of Food and Agricultural Sciences.