Arman

Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

Monday, 20 January 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

Appointment of new Head of School and Dean, UWA Dental School

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Hien Ngo to the position of Head of School and Dean, UWA Dental School and the Director of the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia. Professor Ngo will commence this position on 1 July 2020. 

Aldric Ratnasekera

How a top ATAR student found his passion for medicine

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Travelling the remotest parts of our State and witnessing first-hand a lack of medical expertise and resources available to many communities was the catalyst for suburban Perth teenager Aldric Ratnasekera to study medicine at The University of Western Australia.

Young Lives Matter

Mental health matters this Christmas

Thursday, 19 December 2019

The festive season can be a challenging time for some and the Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is encouraging people to support the mentally vulnerable and stay closely connected to family members this Christmas.

Young Lives Matter

Research to understand young people at greatest risk of suicide

Monday, 16 December 2019

The Young Lives Matter Foundation at The University of Western Australia has received $100,000 in community grants to support research to help understand and prevent youth suicide.

Indigenous dentistry graduates

Three female Indigenous students graduate in Doctor of Dental Medicine

Friday, 13 December 2019

Three Indigenous women were among 232 students to graduate at a ceremony held today in The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Professor Amit Chakma

New UWA Vice-Chancellor announced

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The Senate of The University of Western Australia has appointed Professor Amit Chakma as its next and 19th Vice-Chancellor commencing in July 2020. On 30 June this year Professor Chakma completed his second term and 10th year as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Ontario.

Winthrop Hall

Health researchers awarded $16.89 million in federal funding

Monday, 9 December 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have secured almost $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including a promising asthma treatment and an important predictive test for parents donating a kidney to their child.

Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

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Awards and Achievements - December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Bowel cancer kit

The high cost challenge of personalised screening for bowel cancer

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Scientist involved in the study on cancer cells

Cells lose their ability to share resources as we get older

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has found that our cells deteriorate and share fewer resources as we age, which can lead to the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Patient being tested for gestational diabetes

Study finds problems with gestational diabetes test in rural areas

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A number of pregnant women in rural and remote areas may be missing out on being diagnosed with gestational diabetes due to problems with blood testing, according to new research by The University of Western Australia, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and member services.

Professor John Watson

UWA appoints new Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Monday, 18 November 2019

Professor Jon Watson, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, has been appointed as the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia. The Faculty’s clinical medicine discipline is ranked in the world’s top ten.

Global medical program farewells first cohort

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The first cohort of clinical medicine students from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China who have been studying at UWA on the pioneering Biomedical Sciences Articulation Program were farewelled at a recent dinner.

Professor John Newnham

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

Friday, 8 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards, announced last night.

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STEM role model recognised in Women in Technology Awards

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A young diabetes researcher from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Women in Technology WA Tech [+] 20 Awards, selected from more than 180 outstanding women in STEM fields.

Older person on phone

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

UWA inaugural Health Research Awards

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences held its inaugural Health Research Awards on Thursday 3 October to recognise outstanding health researchers and students.