Caleb Kim winning photo

UWA Medical students capture insights of different worlds

Monday, 6 July 2020

Medical students from the University of Western Australia have returned from their elective clinical placements, where they travelled to vastly different environments to Perth.

During their learning experience, students captured and submitted photography to The Western Australian Medical Students' Society (WAMSS) Elective Photography Competition and twenty students applied for the annual Alan Charters Presentation Awards.

Noisy Gut

UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.

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UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

Synat Keam in a lab

Researcher aims to find better way to treat deadly asbestos disease

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases who is passionate about advancing research into mesothelioma has been awarded the Douglas Peter Swift Scholarship.

Sean Hood

Researchers awarded $1 million to advance COVID-19 projects

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $1 million in funding from the State Government to progress research important for improving knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 and its impact.

Prof Toby Richards

New project to reduce risk of surgical infection

Monday, 22 June 2020

A surgeon from The University of Western Australia is leading a project that will assess the effectiveness of advanced dressings in healing high-risk surgical wounds.

pregnant woman standing near window

Risk of preterm births falls under new initiative

Thursday, 11 June 2020

The rate of potentially fatal preterm births in Western Australian hospitals can be safely reduced by up to 20 per cent when a coordinated series of interventions is applied to pregnant women, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Brid Phillips

UWA Expert Series - Literature as a coping mechanism - waiting for the second wave

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

 UWA School of Allied Health lecturer and former emergency department nurse Dr Brid Phillips says it is important we find effective coping mechanisms to address stress and fear in WA’s frontline health workers who are still “holding their breath” and remain alert and ready in case there is a sudden surge of COVID-19 during the winter period.

Roslyn

UWA Expert Series - Funding boost for COVID-19 research to support WA health

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Projects led by The University of Western Australia that are focused on developing a greater understanding of the health effects of COVID-19 have received a $1.1 million funding boost through The Department of Health and Western Australian Health Translation Network grants program.

Professor Kevin Pfleger

Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19

Thursday, 4 June 2020

A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19.

Student sitting at desk

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Professor Manfred Beilharz

UWA Expert Series - A few daily drops may have the potential to guard against COVID-19

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Daily low-dose oral interferon in the form of nose drops, lozenges or mouth spray could have a key role to play in protecting pandemic frontline workers by triggering the immune system to constantly run in defence mode, says The University of Western Australia’s pioneering interferon researcher Associate Professor Manfred Beilharz.

Professor Barry Marshall

UWA Expert Series - Barry Marshall confident a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to The University of Western Australia’s Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.

Sean Hood

Awards and achivements - May 2020

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Health and medicine

Medical students get support to train in mental health first aid

Friday, 29 May 2020

Up to 8,000 medical students, including those from The University of Western Australia, will get access to mental health first aid training over the next two years under an agreement between the Australian government and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

Jo McDonald

Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.

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UWA health and medical research receives $2.7 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Two University of Western Australia research projects looking to improve health and patient outcomes have received a combined $2.7 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Ebony

Scholarship recipient determined to make a difference to dental health in rural areas

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A second-year Doctor of Dental Medicine postgraduate student from The University of Western Australia is this year’s recipient of the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Rural Dental Scholarship.

School children outdoors

UWA Expert Series - Protecting young eyes during COVID-19 isolation

Monday, 18 May 2020

Young Australians studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic still need to spend time outside to prevent near-sightedness, according to a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Allison Imrie

UWA Expert Series - Lessons from past pandemic wars

Friday, 15 May 2020

The only way to determine if protective immunity from COVID-19 lasts a lifetime or just a few short months is to monitor WA’s 500 ‘recovered’ cases for as long as the virus continues to circulate in the community, according to The University of Western Australia’s novel viruses expert Associate Professor Allison Imrie.