Passive smoking more risky for teen girls than boys

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Teenage girls exposed to passive smoking face a greater risk of heart disease than teenage boys, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winner Kim Watkins and WA Pharmaceutical Society President John Harvey

UWA PhD student and lecturer wins model pharmacist award

Friday, 22 March 2013

A passion for community pharmacy and helping young pharmacists realise their potential as health professionals has seen a PhD student and tutor from The University of Western Australia honoured for being a role model to others in her profession.

Winthrop Professor of Medicine Bruce Robinson

UWA stars recognised in Australia Day Honours

Thursday, 31 January 2013

An internationally renowned professor and asbestos diseases specialist from The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2013 Australia Day honours for his outstanding commitment both to medicine and the community.

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Anaesthetic linked to learning problems in children

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Busselton people help type 2 diabetes world research

Friday, 10 August 2012

Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that cause diabetes.

Volunteers sought for salt diet study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new study will examine how a person's genes and dietary salt intake affect substances that regulate blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2012-2013, with a funding allocation of $920,340 to:

Nathanael Yates

UWA student wins prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A PhD neuroscience student at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious international scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

UWA receives $25 million in medical research funding

Monday, 17 October 2011

The University of Western Australia has confirmed its reputation as a national leader in research after being awarded more than $25 million in funding for 53 grants through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Optometrists and GPs need to improve diabetic care

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.

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.

Beilin wins International Society of Hypertension Stevo Julius Award

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The prestigious Stevo Julius Award was given to Professor Lawrie Beilin, Winthrop Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia in the School of Medicine & Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, by the International Society for Hypertension at its recent 2010 biennial Scientific Meeting in Vancouver.

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.

Human Genetics Society of Australasia Vacation Research Scholarship

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) WA Branch invites applications for vacation scholarships for research projects in the area of human genetics for a period of between six and eight weeks during the 2009/10 summer vacation.

School’s Research Day

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The School of Medicine and Pharmacology is holding a Research Day to focus on the breadth of work on Friday, 11 September.

The event begins at 12 noon. Researchers in the School’s four units will promote collaborations within, and beyond the School. Each unit will each present a brief overview of their research. The keynote address will be given by Winthrop Professor Fiona Lake.

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.

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.

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.