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Infectious diseases virus
Two SPHCM academics have been successful in winning NHMRC fellowships – Professor Raina MacIntyre won a Principal Research Fellow award and Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman won a Career...
Published: 16 November 2017
Image - First ‘Future Health Leader’ graduate helps medical students overcome burnout
Dr Chunming Wang (Michael) is the first graduate of the UNSW School of Public Health’s Future Health Leaders program, which is leading to strong research outcomes and new collaborations. The Director...
Published: 15 November 2017
Professor Muhammad Yunus UNSW
As part of a collaboration with Nobel Laureate (Peace) Professor Muhammad Yunus, UNSW will begin offering the course Social Business for Public Health (GENM0520). This is the first ever social...
Published: 6 November 2017
Call for abstracts – UNSW Medicine Learning & Teaching forum Medicine’s 2017 Learning & Teaching forum will be held on Friday 1 December from 9am to 2 pm in WW G02 Wallace Wurth Bldg (...
Published: 3 November 2017
Peter Trebilco
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of Peter Trebilco.  Peter was born on 15 December 1927 in Hawthorne, Victoria, and would have turned 90 in 2017.  Peter Trebilco was an...
Published: 27 October 2017
Image - Arts on prescription is the logical step for health and wellbeing
With the groundswell of empirical evidence regarding the arts’ positive impact on both physical and mental wellbeing why shouldn’t it be as readily available to the public as any medication? UNSW...
Published: 26 October 2017
Image - UNSW study on antibiotic resistance finds concern, but no 'epidemic'
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – including antibiotic resistance – has the potential to worsen pandemics or seasonal influenza epidemics like the one now gripping Australia, but should be kept in...
Published: 25 September 2017
Image - UNSW study highlights need for refugee immunisation strategy
A UNSW study has found immunisation policy for refugees differs substantially across states and territories, highlighting the need for a national strategy. The policy review of Dr Abela Mahimbo, Dr...
Published: 13 September 2017
Image - UNSW research questions efficacy of face masks
The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down by new research that finds respirators do a better job....
Published: 13 September 2017
Image - UNSW Eureka Prize finalists celebrate a wealth of research and leadership
From restoring underwater forests to improving medical masks and developing hydrogen as fuel, a record 12 UNSW and UNSW-affiliated researchers and teams have been named finalists in the prestigious...
Published: 28 July 2017
QRN Hub Clinic
Run by the QRN Hub, the Qualitative Research Clinic is a consultation service offering expertise and guidance from experienced qualitative researchers in planning and conducting qualitative research...
Published: 28 July 2017
Three lucky UNSW students have taken the prize draw for their participation in Australia’s first serosurvey.  Winners (pictured), Alexis (B Engineering/B Science) took home the 2016 first prize of a...
Published: 19 July 2017
Image - Qualitative Research Network Hub launches at UNSW
Indonesian researchers and representatives from Aboriginal health services were among attendees at the inaugural workshop of the UNSW Qualitative Research Network (QRN) Hub. The QRN Hub aims to...
Published: 3 July 2017
Image - Inaugural Franklin Women mentoring program kicks off
The inaugural Franklin Women mentoring program was launched in June with 12 institutes and 54 mentor-mentee pairs coming together to commence a 6-month structured program.   UNSW Medicine is...
Published: 27 June 2017
Image - Flu season adds stress to hospital emergency departments
NSW emergency departments failed to meet length-of-stay targets during the winter flu seasons of 2010-14, with more patients waiting longer to be seen and increased numbers giving up on treatment, a...
Published: 27 June 2017
Image - UNSW's Teng Liaw elected a living leader in health informatics worldwide
UNSW Professor of General Practice Teng Liaw has been named one of 100 inaugural members of the International Academy of Heath Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), and one of only five from Australia. The...
Published: 19 June 2017
Image - Football United boosts life skills and leadership in Myanmar
UNSW Football United and the Myanmar Red Cross Society have agreed to expand Football United activities to every university community in Myanmar that wishes to engage. The Football United sport for...
Published: 16 June 2017
Image - MERS research highlights travel as a risk factor for emerging infections
The need for emergency departments to quickly isolate sick travellers returning from the Middle East until a diagnosis is established is highlighted in research comparing the MERS coronavirus...
Published: 16 June 2017
Image - Lifesaving sepsis study wins MJA best research article
A study that implemented and examined a program for the early recognition and treatment of sepsis in all NSW public hospitals in collaboration with the Clinical Excellence Commission and UNSW’s...
Published: 31 May 2017
Image - Students find early signals of the Zika virus outbreak
A digital disease detection tool that picked up signals of an outbreak of Zika months earlier than it was officially detected in Brazil has won the UNSW ZikaHACK competition. The NHMNRC Centre for...
Published: 22 May 2017

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