Winthrop Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Leon Flicker

Neuroscientists focus on ageing

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The diseases of ageing including Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke and Parkinson's disease will be the focus of the 2011 Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience to be held on 29 April at The University of Western Australia.

Ben Hug

Cancer Council grants support research into prevention and treatment

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Two young PhD students from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Fat protects older men from dementia: study

Monday, 28 March 2011

New results from a decade-long epidemiological study have shown that overweight older men are less likely to develop dementia.

Mr Val Lishman

CTEC helps second annual emergency crisis conference for WA country doctors

Thursday, 17 March 2011

More than 130 doctors, surgical trainees, surgical interns, theatre nurses and GPs from across Western Australia will converge on Bunbury this weekend to update their expertise on effectively handling surgical emergencies in isolated locations. 

Winthrop Professor Ian Jacobs

Any attempt at resuscitation is better than none

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Revised national resuscitation guidelines highlight the need to get help as soon as possible, perform compressions before ventilations and give quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Winthrop Professor Assen Jablensky

Gene research project boosts links to Mongolia

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A new joint project between Western Australia and Mongolia aims to strengthen ties between the two countries through collaborative genetic research.

Changes to professional pathways from 2012

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

SHIP researchers

Charting new waters

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A unique national study into high impact psychosis that includes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is being spearheaded by three WA researchers, all from the Faculty.

RCS Alumni

The pull factor of the Rural Clinical School

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The new Rural Clinical School alumni association, which contains a mix of country-born students and city “converters”, was formed to help with networks and maintain a sense of collegiality.

GEMP Students

True grit

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Students who include an engineer, music teacher, psychology graduate, physiotherapist, politics graduate and lawyer have become the first to emerge as doctors from the Faculty’s Graduate Entry Medical Program.

Hallucinations stem from brain, not bogey-men

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The distressing auditory hallucinations experienced by most people with schizophrenia arise from a dysfunction in the brain rather than, as most patients believe, an external malevolent force, according to research by Associate Professor Waters.

Ravie Waters

Catapulted into cognitive neuropsychiatry

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A researcher into psychosis has had a meteoric rise in the Faculty.

Flavie Waters, who completed two degrees in England, started as a student at UWA in 2000 and last August was appointed Associate Professor in the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry.

Hearing aids inspire study

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The fact that some Indigenous children in rural regions of Australia have to wear hearing aids when they start school because of chronic severe ear infections was one of the reasons that drove Vinay Menon to choose his research topic for his Bachelor of Medical Science degree.

An eye-opener: Vinay Menon in Milingimbi, an island community of about 900 peopl

Striving for Human Rights

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Rather than taking a break from an arduous year of study and research, medical student Vinay Menon chose to spend his university summer vacation volunteering in outback Australia. 

2010 Podiatry Graduates

Stepping into new shoes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The first cohort of podiatric medicine students, who began the course in 2006 and graduated on 25 March, have dispersed to a variety of areas to practise. 

Mina Azarian

Art gives way to science

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

I started my tertiary education not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I had gone through high school assuming that I would become an artist, however I soon realised my passion for the sciences.

Dr John Owen and his wife Jan

Singing in big changes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

When orthodontist Dr John Owen and his wife Jan visited Halls Creek last May with the Madjitil Moorna choir, teachers at the school were thrilled because no dentist or dental therapy van had visited the school for the past 18 months. 

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.