The inaugural UWA Health Campus Open Day was held on Sunday 8 April. More than 1000 potential students, staff and alumni explored the teaching and research facilities and learned about the many health courses on offer.
On Friday 6 April, the Faculty hosted a Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) Symposium in the Seminar Room of the J. Robin Warren Library. The event was attended by the Raine Visiting Professor – Professor John Crispino (Northwestern University) – along with scientists, haematologists, patients and associated foundations.
On Tuesday 13 March the Faculty was privileged to hear from Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy, for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, on her experience as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Professor Milroy shared recommendations from the report, and called for us as educators and health professionals to actively assume responsibility for protecting children from abuse.
Congratulations to Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Alumni, John van Bockxmeer for being named the 45th Commonwealth Point of Light recipient for his tireless work in establishing Fair Game Australia, an organisation that delivers fitness activities and recycled sports equipment to benefit underprivileged communities in remote areas of Australia.
Forrest Hall, located opposite UWA, offers a number of modern, serviced, self-catering apartments, studio rooms and two bedroom apartments with panoramic views of the Swan River, which are now available, but not limited to, visiting scholars and academics for short stay accommodation. Apartments are complimented by exceptional common spaces that include dedicated study and lounge areas.
In February 2018, as final year University of Western Australia Doctor of Podiatric Medicine post-graduate students, three of us undertook a two-week non-traditional rural placement with the WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in Karratha, Western Australia. This placement was liaised through UWA’s Head of Division Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Associate Professor Michael Wilding, and organised by WACRH’s Associate Professor Dr Monica Moran and the rest of the WACRH team based in Karratha.
GSK has launched its Discovery Fast Track Australian Challenge, a program designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. The Challenge provides a new template for drug discovery as it aims to rapidly uncover the best opportunities for discovery research.
The Telethon Kids Institute is seeking healthy pregnant women with an expected delivery date from 03 April to 30 June 2018 who are delivering at SJOG Subiaco, Mt Lawley, Murdoch and KEMH hospitals to participate in an international vaccine trial. The maternal vaccine aims to provide protection to newborn babies against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) infections in a similar way to the recommended pertussis and influenza vaccines.
Are you an early career researcher and want the world to know about your discoveries?
Fresh Science is a national competition designed to help you tell a compelling story about your research to the community and media.
The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science.
Those selected to take part will get a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and public event in WA. This is a great way to learn how to talk about your research in a compelling, newsworthy way.
Future students and their families are invited to The University of Western Australia’s Health Campus (off Monash Avenue in Nedlands) for its inaugural community Open Day on Sunday 8 April between 10am and 2pm.
Charmaine Papertalk Green, a local poet, writer, visual artist, and WACRH Research Associate and John Kinsella launched their book of poems False Claims of Colonial Thieve at the Perth Festival Writers Week last week which is published through Magabala Books.