An initiative to grow Western Australia’s life sciences and innovation sector and boost local research capability was announced today as part of a collaboration between the State Government, The University of Western Australia and MTPConnect.
One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
UWA hosted the Australian Society for Medical Research’s annual WA Symposium on Wednesday 6 June. The day attracted 200 delegates from around Perth and involved high quality presentations from researchers at all stages of their careers, from undergraduate, honours and PhD students, through to post-doctoral, research assistants and clinicians.
A global study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has found more than a third of people have high blood pressure but many are unaware they have it.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia are testing the effectiveness of a device in the long-term treatment of the low blood glucose form of diabetes and are in need of community participants for the study.
Professor Helen Milroy is one of six Commissioners to receive a Media Award (Written) by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) for her involvement in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Dr Mary Webberley, from UWA’s School of Biomedical Sciences, has been recognised for her achievements in science and tireless work on the Noisy Guts Project with the CSIRO Breakout Female Scientist Award, presented at the annual ON-Accelerate Program.
The award recognises a female participant on the ON-Accelerate program who demonstrates leadership, tenacity and results. It provides access to SBE Australia’s new E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program and most importantly, connections to their impressive alumni network.
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.