Medefacts December 2009: The word is out - Faculty in the news: Quoted As Saying

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

ABC South Coast WA (Albany)

Professor Daniel Fatovich, Professor of Emergency Medicine, is QAS the findings of a study he conducted jointly with Royal Perth Hospital highlight the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to rural and remote communities.

Medefacts December 2009: "Foot doctors” make foray into desert

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Isolated indigenous communities which had never seen a “foot doctor” have been visited by a podiatric medicine team that made a ground-breaking trip into the Western desert.

Medefacts December 2009: SWIH’T sweat, swat rivals at sports shindig – but suffer splint setback

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

How SWIH’T it is – the School of Women’s and Infants’ Health (SWIH) sported a netball team at the UWA Sports Day held recently and managed to rumble their opponents.

Road Safety Council — Appointment of Professor D’Arcy Holman

Thursday, 27 August 2009

A Ministerial Statement was made in Parliament this August about the role of the Road Safety Council Chair and Professor D'Arcy Holman's honorary appointment.

Schizophrenia and criminal offending

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

UWA researchers have been investigating the link between schizophrenia and criminal offending in a bid to provide data to counter or temper popular misconceptions.

Aiming for healthy hearts – tracking risk factors

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A routine clinical system for monitoring cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in mental health patients is being developed with a view to reducing their high risk.

Eye-opening trip leads to 13 years of humanitarian work

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The wife of Faculty dental graduate Dr Gary Hewett, who was honoured with an OAM this year for his work with the charity Awareness Cambodia, occasionally reminds him of a couple of things.

Scholarship will help pay for life

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The inaugural recipient of the WIRF BMedSc scholarship in honour of Professor Gordon King is undertaking research into pre-term birth at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.

A King-size contribution to medicine

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Professor Gordon King made significant medical and personal contributions in five major world arenas, namely the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Australia and Africa.

Life in the ex-Soviet health system

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Painting a verbal picture of post-Soviet health care in Tajikistan has earned medical student John van Bockxmeer the Alan Charters Elective Prize for 2009.

The word is out - Faculty in the news

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Quoted As Saying

The West Australian

Winthrop Professor David Mackey, the new Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute, is QAS both environmental and genetic factors appear to play a role in short and long sightedness. He was commenting on NSW research which found the amount of time spent outdoors protected people from becoming short-sighted.“So if someone is inside studying all the time then they won’t spend much time outdoors, so if we can identify children who might be at risk of that happening, we might be able to intervene and suggest that Johnny might need to be sent outside more often,” Professor Mackey said.

LINCS – bringing medical supplies to the developing world

Friday, 17 July 2009


As part of her 6th year medical elective, Priscilla Tan visited the remote and rural parts of Palawan, in the Philippines, with four other UWA medical students. They were taken under the wing of Dr Editha Miguel and her organisation, Agape Rural (Health) Project (ARP). Ms Tan recounts how the Local and International Needs Contribution Scheme (LINCS) greatly aided in supplying equipment, resources and support to the needy area.

OHCWA centre of choice for dental exams

Friday, 17 July 2009

The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) is being asked by the Australian Dental Council to host an increasing number of exams for overseas trained dentists, due largely to their top facilities and staff.

Medical School a popular choice for bequests – and students benefit

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

High school students from outer suburbs who aspire to become doctors will have the chance to be given a financial helping hand from a new array of Faculty scholarships established through bequests.

The Dean's Desk: A University for All

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Due largely to the vision of Sir John Winthrop Hackett, the University of Western Australia (UWA) was established as the State’s first University in 1911. It was established as “A university for all”, promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.

“No end to the adventures” – Health Science team finds plenty in Nehru’s homeland

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

When a group of Health Science students and staff turned up at the local school in a remote village in India, they didn’t muck around.

Mentoring that starts with an ‘S’

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

WA’s first formal mentoring program for surgical trainees is being launched this month.

New Clinical Applications Unit - research into practice

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

In a bid to prevent mental health patients from falling through cracks in the health care system, a new unit was established last year to improve the coordination of mental and physical care.

Deliberate selfharm: a quick response

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A project ensuring that patients who present to emergency departments with deliberate self-harm receive rapid follow-up care was launched last month.

Dearth of podiatrists jeopardises health of country patients

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Rural health care needs more support and incentives to make it a more attractive career option for health care graduates, according to a final year Podiatry student.