Left to right Josh Mylne, Hannah Etchells  and Jessica Kretzmann.

Researchers from UWA awarded Fulbright scholarships

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A PhD student looking into new applications of nanotechnology in treating cancer, an ecology PhD student researching catastrophic bushfires and a plant scientist researching enzymes, evolution and herbicides are three recipients from The University of Western Australia that have been presented with Fulbright Scholarships for 2018.

Assistant Professor Amir Karton

Awards and achievements - November 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

2017 Research Translation Projects Round 11 recipients

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Congratulations to the following UWA staff for receiving Round 11 Research Translation Projects grants. 

Official opening and renaming of J. Robin Warren Library

Friday, 1 December 2017

The UWA Medical and Dental Library redevelopment was officially reopened by WA Health Minister, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA on Wednesday 29 November.

Higher Degree by Research Student Development Workshop

Friday, 1 December 2017

On Thursday 2 November, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students attended a whole day training and development workshop in the new Seminar Room in the Medical and Dental Library.  Forty five students attended: presentations were given, many questions were asked and much discussion took place.

Faculty fun at UWA Sports Day

Friday, 1 December 2017

The annual UWA Sports Day was held on Friday 13 October with close to 500 staff participating in the fun-filled day.

Nepal trip gives new perspective to Population Health major student

Friday, 1 December 2017

Zachary Rowbottom, a second year Population Health major student was recently given the opportunity to travel to Nepal for a field trip. He shared his thoughts about the experience below.  

Personality Factors are Potential Endophenotypes for Schizophrenia

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) at UWA and Curtin and the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) have shown for the first time that the strength of genetic support for personality traits as endophenotypes for schizophrenia is broadly equivalent to that of cognitive traits.

Library

UWA Medical and Dental Library honours Nobel Laureate

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Medical and Dental Library has been renamed the J. Robin Warren Library following a $7 million transformation and refurbishment.

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Study to support first-time expectant Perth mothers seeks volunteers

Monday, 20 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that aims to improve the mental health of new mothers. Mothers expecting their first child are needed for the study as well as mothers who have children aged between one and five-years-old.

Study to find out if exercise can help people with lung disease

Monday, 20 November 2017

A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.

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UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

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

Let your students know about McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship opportunities

Monday, 30 October 2017

UWA students have contributed more than 31,000 hours of community service in the first two years of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program.

Medical School Mentoring Program

Monday, 30 October 2017

The UWA Medical School has the only longitudinal mentoring program in Australia, whereby all medical students have a clinical mentor involved in the student’s professional development for the duration of the course. This program has been a popular feature of the student experience for many years from MBBS to the new MD course.

UWA academics admitted as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Monday, 30 October 2017

Three UWA academics undertaking research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have been admitted as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

Appointment of Head of School, Biomedical Sciences

Monday, 30 October 2017

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences congratulates Professor Jeffrey Keelan in his appointment as Head of School, School of Biomedical Sciences. 

Patients and nurses

$2 million in funding to boost medical research

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Research into developing new medical technologies and ways of improving patient care will receive a $1 million boost from MTPConnect (the Australian Government funded Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre) which will be matched by $1 million from the medical sector.

Diabetes research

Recognising monogenic diabetes is vital for its management

Monday, 16 October 2017

Distinguishing monogenic diabetes in the young – that is, a rare type of diabetes caused by a single genetic mutation relatively early in life — from other types of diabetes, is crucial for appropriate therapies, prognosis and family screening, according to research that has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Sleep researcher with patient

Sleep disorders and stroke research to benefit from NHMRC funding

Monday, 16 October 2017

Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.