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Study to support first-time expectant Perth mothers seeks volunteers

Monday, 20 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that aims to improve the mental health of new mothers. Mothers expecting their first child are needed for the study as well as mothers who have children aged between one and five-years-old.

Study to find out if exercise can help people with lung disease

Monday, 20 November 2017

A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.

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UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Let your students know about McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship opportunities

Monday, 30 October 2017

UWA students have contributed more than 31,000 hours of community service in the first two years of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program.

Medical School Mentoring Program

Monday, 30 October 2017

The UWA Medical School has the only longitudinal mentoring program in Australia, whereby all medical students have a clinical mentor involved in the student’s professional development for the duration of the course. This program has been a popular feature of the student experience for many years from MBBS to the new MD course.

UWA academics admitted as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Monday, 30 October 2017

Three UWA academics undertaking research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have been admitted as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

Appointment of Head of School, Biomedical Sciences

Monday, 30 October 2017

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences congratulates Professor Jeffrey Keelan in his appointment as Head of School, School of Biomedical Sciences. 

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$2 million in funding to boost medical research

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Research into developing new medical technologies and ways of improving patient care will receive a $1 million boost from MTPConnect (the Australian Government funded Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre) which will be matched by $1 million from the medical sector.

Diabetes research

Recognising monogenic diabetes is vital for its management

Monday, 16 October 2017

Distinguishing monogenic diabetes in the young – that is, a rare type of diabetes caused by a single genetic mutation relatively early in life — from other types of diabetes, is crucial for appropriate therapies, prognosis and family screening, according to research that has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Sleep disorders and stroke research to benefit from NHMRC funding

Monday, 16 October 2017

Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.

Forrest Fellowship recipients

Young scientists receive Forrest Research Foundation fellowships

Monday, 9 October 2017

An evolutionary biologist fascinated with animal behaviour who hopes to help tackle global problems such as climate change and a psychologist who is working towards advancing our understanding of depression and anxiety have been named recipients of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Fellowships at The University of Western Australia.

Library research support workshops and seminars

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Medical and Dental Library is running the next series of Library Research Support Workshops and Seminars which are appear in the Library Workshops and Events Calendar. There is also a link to the workshops on the Library homepage. Many events are relevant to staff as well as HDR students. Some sessions are specifically for STEM researchers whilst other sessions are generic.

Below is the list of forthcoming sessions. 

Inspirational teacher takes out award

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Associate Professor Denese Playford is one of three teachers from UWA recently recognised in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

UWA staff sports day

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The UWA Staff Sports Day will be held on Friday 10 November (11:30am-4:30pm). This is a great opportunity to get out and about with your colleagues.

Take part in a campus walk or jog to begin the day and participate in one of many events including:

• Six-a-side Mixed Volleyball

• Five-a-side Mixed Soccer

• Two-a-side Open Croquet

• Bocce

• Frisbee

• Climbing Wall

• Giant games and more…

More than $5000 worth of prizes to be won!

Registration fee is $10, which includes entry, lunch and a refreshment.

Global health reach with the School of Population and Global Health

Monday, 2 October 2017

Although the School of Population and Global Health has been participating in, and leading worldwide health initiatives for many years, it was during the 2016 renewal of the University structure that the School was formally recognised for their important work with the extension of its name.

Australia and Korea join forces in breast cancer research

Monday, 2 October 2017

Dr Katie Meehan, School of Biomedical Sciences, recently returned from a trip to Seoul with encouraging prospects of pilot research programs studying the link between Indigenous ancestry and its impact on breast cancer outcomes and the role of the immune system in response to head and neck cancer therapy.

October is National Safe Work Month

Monday, 2 October 2017

The 2017 National Safe Work Month theme is “Sharing safety, knowledge and experience benefits everyone” and Safe Work Australia want you to share the things you do, both big and small, that make your workplace safer and healthier.

Ruth Ganss

New drug to supercharge immune cells in the fight against cancer

Thursday, 28 September 2017

A new cancer treatment with the ability to normalise tumour blood vessels and boost the body’s immune system has been developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences grant and award application deadlines

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

Scheme: Early Career Small Research

Amount: Up to $20,000 with up to 10 awards being made

Funding for: HMS Early Career Research staff for the potential development of preliminary data to support a Fellowship application or project proposal

Notes: 15 September deadline, contact Shannon Tindale