Katharine Noonan

Medical graduate is UWA's 4th Rhodes Scholar in two years

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A 23-year-old medical graduate from The University of Western Australia with a passion for working with children and mental health issues has been named one of Australia's three Rhodes Scholars at Large.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Further genetic evidence link to birth weight, adult health

Monday, 3 December 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with international colleagues, have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.

Professor Markus Melloh

Researcher wins grant to probe spinal complications

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has won a $100,000 grant from WA's Raine Medical Research Foundation to investigate rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.

UWA Rural medical graduates

Big rise in UWA rural medical graduates

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

More rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia last weekend, and numbers will rise again next year under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Le Souef

UWA researchers to share $1m grant for early HIV detection

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Ryan Lister

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2013-2014, with a funding allocation of $726,000 to:

Associate Professor Fang-Xu Jiang

Diabetes Australia grant for promising researcher

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A researcher whose aim is to encourage certain stem cells to become insulin-secreting cells - and cure diabetes - has won a Diabetes Australia grant.

Monitoring effects of screen-media on children's health

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A new study will examine the impact of cumulative use of screen-based technologies such as the Internet, online video gaming, social media and social network sites on the mental health of children.

How do mood or memory issues affect multi-tasking?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are seeking healthy volunteers over the age of 60 for a study into how mood or memory problems affect ability to do two things at once.

UWA people make finals of Australian of Year for WA

Monday, 19 November 2012

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Australian of the Year Awards for WA, which will be announced on Saturday 24 November.

UWA researchers bloom in young tall poppy awards

Friday, 16 November 2012

Three leading researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliates, the Lions Eye Institute and WA Institute for Medical Research, are among the winners of this year's WA Young Tall Poppy Awards.

The Moog Simodont Dental Trainer uses haptics technology

UWA launches virtual dentistry

Friday, 16 November 2012

The University of Western Australia's School of Dentistry is the first in Australia to introduce cutting-edge technology into dental training with a machine that creates a realistic sense of touch in a virtual environment to simulate dental procedures.

The Moog Simodont Dental Trainer uses haptics technology

UWA introduces fighter pilot technology to dentistry

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The University of Western Australia's School of Dentistry will tomorrow (Friday 16 November) be among the first in Australia to launch cutting-edge technology to dental training, creating a virtual environment to simulate dental procedures.

Surprise finding will help treat genetic disorder

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A completely unexpected X chromosome-linked disorder has been identified in a big international study published this week in Nature Genetics.

Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

UWA teams top WA Innovator Awards

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The discovery of a new treatment for the incurable muscle-wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has won the top prize for a medical research team from The University of Western Australia at the 2012 WA Innovator of the Year Awards announced today.

Professor Ian Lawrance

WA researchers help worldwide genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Western Australians suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have contributed to a large-scale international genetic research project that has moved a step closer to understanding the causes of these diseases and potential basis of some complications from treatment.

Louise Gabrovsek

Personal skills help win national pharmacy student award

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A student who combines communication skills, empathy and warmth with scientific knowledge has been named National Pharmacy Student of the Year.

UWA's first medical graduates celebrate 50th anniversary

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The first students to complete their degree in medicine at The University of Western Australia's new Medical School, rather than having to study interstate or overseas, are celebrating 50 years since they became doctors.

Dr Leslie Ernest Le Souef

Sale of family home to benefit UWA students

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A riverside Peppermint Grove property will be auctioned on Saturday as part of a generous bequest to The University of Western Australia.

Clinical Assoc Professor Albert Tan inducted into Campbell-Wilson Roll of Honour

Campbell-Wilson Oration 9 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

"You've got to pick a pocket or two"

Thank you Alistair Devlin, President of the Dental Alumni, and your Committee for this honour as the inductee of the Campbell-Wilson Roll of Honour for 2012.