UWA Medical School celebrates 60th anniversary

Friday, 1 September 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the UWA Medical School and to celebrate, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series is showcasing the work of UWA medical alumni.

UWA opens its doors for 2017 Open Day

Friday, 1 September 2017

The University of Western Australia opened its doors on 13 August to eager prospective students, families and friends for its annual Open Day, the University’s the largest community engagement and recruitment event.

High achieving health and medical students celebrated at annual prize ceremony

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A celebration for UWA’s high achieving health and medical students was held on Wednesday, 9 August, with the Faculty Prize Ceremony Breakfast. Professor Sean Hood welcomed all guests which included the student winners, prize donors, alumni and Faculty academics.

Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Andrew Whitehouse

Autism researcher awarded prestigious Eureka Award

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded the most prestigious award in the country for young researchers – the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for 2017.

UWA mesothelioma researcher receives top NHMRC Awards

Monday, 28 August 2017

Dr Willem (Joost) Lesterhuis, a researcher with the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases at the University of Western Australia was recently awarded a NHMRC Excellence Award for being the top ranked RD Wright Biomedical career development fellowship applicant.

Dr Brand recognised for excellence in health professional education

Monday, 28 August 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Dr Gabrielle Brand was awarded the Flinders University ANZAHPE Award for Excellence in Health Professions Education for her research and innovative resource to support excellence in the delivery of patient-centred health care.

Brain Tumour Association supports UWA research

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Representatives of the Brain Tumour Association of WA recently presented a $3000 cheque to Professor Anna Nowak to support brain tumour research at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Friday, 18 August 2017

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Valérie Verhasselt

Leading lactology researcher joins UWA in world first

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Breastfeeding mothers in Western Australia will be among the first to benefit from one of the world’s leading researchers in lactology joining The University of Western Australia. 

Brain

Major boost for dementia funding

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Research into dementia has been given a major funding boost with the Federal Government awarding $40 million to a range of research projects to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

UWA researcher a finalist for 2017 Eureka Prize

Friday, 28 July 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has today been named a finalist in the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.

Doctors play key role keeping women breast cancer-free longer

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia believe General Practitioners can play an important role in ensuring women persist with cancer treatment.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.

Professor Alistair Forrest

UWA's leading cancer researchers awarded $18 million

Monday, 3 July 2017

World-leading cancer research projects led by The University of Western Australia have today received a boost with $18 million in funding from the Cancer Research Trust and other partners.

Bacterial protein needed for h. pylori to survive

More than meets the eye to ulcer-inducing bacterial protein

Monday, 26 June 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.

Professor Peter Klinken

Graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt

National recognition for WA Health Translation Network

Monday, 12 June 2017

Western Australia’s medical and health research expertise has received a boost after being recognised by the Federal Government as a national leader in the field.