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.
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.
On Friday 19 January, the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Medicine international students were welcomed onto the UWA campus for a fun filled orientation day. The aim of the day was to enable the students to get to know one another in a casual and friendly environment.
On 5 December 2017 the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) Tool, the PhD project of UWA staff member Dr Deena Ashoorian, was officially launched by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health the Hon. Mr Roger Cook MLA.
Congratulations to Thomas Snelling, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Telethon Kids Institute for being awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $3.545 million last week to further his research into cystic fibrosis. This grant is one of 19 projects under the first round of the rare cancers and rare diseases program of the MRFF.