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.
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.
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.
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.
A team of volunteer healthcare workers from Australia ventured into one of the most dangerous zones of South Africa last September to treat and help the poor and homeless. They stayed in an AIDS hospice in Johannesburg and were not allowed outside the razor-wired compound without the protection of local staff.
Flipping hamburgers to pay the rent and stock the fridge, to the detriment of their studies, will hopefully be a thing of the past for some dental students, thanks to an Assistance Fund being financed generously by the Western Australian Dental Foundation.