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UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Gemma Wilkinson

Bunbury leads UWA rural medical students graduation

Monday, 21 November 2016

Last Saturday 60 rural students from 22 country towns, including 17 students from Bunbury, graduated from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School – the biggest number of rural background doctors to graduate in a single year.

Heart

Research helps treatment of heart attacks and angina in Aboriginal people

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia into the management of Aboriginal heart patients has found that while treatment is improving, more work is needed to ensure that rural patients are getting treatments that match those that are recommended.

NAIDOC Week to celebrate Indigenous achievements

Monday, 4 July 2016

A postgraduate student who came to The University of Western Australia as part of an Aboriginal Orientation Course in 2001 has been named this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Scholar of the Year for Western Australia.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Professor Harry Blagg

Calls for justice for young FASD offenders

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia Law School concerned about juvenile offenders battling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are working with communities in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing on law reforms that will benefit offenders, the courts and government agencies delivering services.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Christmas a vulnerable time for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

Friday, 4 December 2015

A leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention body has warned that Christmas is a susceptible time for both young and old in the community who may struggle with expectations of the festive holiday period.

Breakthrough study advances understanding of borderline thyroid condition

Monday, 9 March 2015

Thyroid hormones are essential for childhood development and adult health, and thyroid disease affects up to 10 per cent of people in the world - yet we are only now beginning to understand the genetic architecture of thyroid levels.

Living in hope for Aboriginal health in WA

Monday, 23 February 2015

A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people.  The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.

Rhys Radcliffe and Candice Rawson

Time to celebrate for new Aboriginal doctors-to-be

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

An Aboriginal enrolled nurse and an Aboriginal health worker who were the very first students in UWA's Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences have just been accepted into medicine.

Hippocratic Oath rural students

Rise in UWA rural and Indigenous medical graduates continues

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

For the third consecutive year more rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia at the weekend as numbers continue to rise under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash

Ministers officially open the WACRH EdSIM Centre in Geraldton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash, joined the State Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Terry Redman, to officially open our new health education and training centre in Geraldton on Tuesday 8 April 2014.

The 2014 Rural School Leaver Cohort.

Rural students choose medicine at UWA

Monday, 17 February 2014

A total of 33 rural students, from as north as Broome to Albany on the south coast, will begin undergraduate studies this month as the third cohort of The University of Western Australia's program.

Winthrop Professor Lin Fritschi

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

'BOABS' Volunteers

'BOABS' helps Indigenous people quit smoking

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Smoking kills more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and puts more in hospital than all the other preventable illnesses put together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoke at much higher rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and not many are quitting.

Professor Markus Melloh

Whole spine approach to neck and back problems

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.

Jodi Eatt demonstrates medical skills while studying at UWA

Indigenous doctor to inspire fellow high school students

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

An Indigenous doctor inspired to pursue her medical career after attending University of Western Australia workshops as a high school student will join other Indigenous leaders to ignite the dreams of a new generation at a Leadership Seminar run by the University's School of Indigenous Studies (SIS).

Hear Our Voices report

Empowering Aboriginal communities the key to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A comprehensive research report into the high rates of suicide in the Kimberley has called for a major change in the way prevention programs are designed and delivered that will both empower and heal Aboriginal communities.