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Anita Heywood & Jerico Pardosi
In August 2018, the region of Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia will take part in a measles-rubella (MR) mass immunisation campaign as part of Indonesia’s commitment to measles and rubella elimination...
Published: 27 July 2018
Dr Balasooriya ANZAHE President
Congratulations to Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya who has been elected as President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) www.anzahpe.org. The Australian...
Published: 5 July 2018
Image -  NHMRC honours leading public health advocate Rebecca Ivers
Professor Rebecca Ivers from The George Institute and UNSW Sydney has been awarded the 2018 Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, given to Australia’s top ranked female fellow in public health....
Published: 4 July 2018
Image - Mobile Health Apps top Innovation Tank Awards for UNSW academics
UNSW Medicine academics received nearly $35,000 in funding from the Innovation Tank awarded at the recent Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase held in south western Sydney.  The Innovation...
Published: 3 July 2018
Engaging patients in infection control
New funding success! Healthcare associated infections continue to have a negative impact on the health outcomes of patients in Australian Hospital. Despite the introduction of a range of...
Published: 26 June 2018
SPHCM GSK Grant
Congratulations to SPHCM academics, Dr Rob Menzies, Associate Professor Heather Gidding and Dr Anita Heywood, who were recipients of a GSK Immunisation Grant.  The grant was awarded by the Public...
Published: 8 June 2018
Image - Professor David Cooper AO Memorial Service and Symposium
You are invited to the public memorial service for Professor David Cooper AO, 1949 - 2018 To celebrate the life and work of a global leader in HIV research and clinical care, please join us at the...
Published: 15 May 2018
Image Yuana Margarets Agustin Hadjo
Dr Jerico Pardosi and Dr Anita Heywood in collaboration with our SPHCM alumni (Yuana Margarets Agustin Hadjo) from Indonesia have been selected as one of the 25 best applications from a total of 246...
Published: 9 May 2018
Image - WHO consultation meeting on the development of an influenza disease burden estimation tool
The impact of seasonal epidemic influenza on the populations is poorly understood, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Dr David Muscatello's research program around estimating the...
Published: 2 May 2018
Image - Research Runtime: Opportunity for collaboration; Speed networking for researchers and clinicians
Created as an opportunity to explore collaborations between researchers and clinicians, the inaugural Research Runtime was recently hosted by UNSW Medicine and brought staff together to explore the...
Published: 24 April 2018
Prof Raina MacIntyre receiving CAPHIA Award
Professor Raina MacIntyre et al (UNSW) have received the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) 2017 team award for excellence and innovation in public health team research...
Published: 2 February 2018
Associate Professor Thomas Engells
Thomas Engells, Adjunct Associate Professor and the Chief of Police at the University of Texas Medical Branch since 2010, died unexpectedly on Sunday January 21st 2018 at age 59. Chief Engells was...
Published: 29 January 2018
Image - Virus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness
A major review by UNSW medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US,...
Published: 22 January 2018
Image - UNSW transforms the lives of women in northern Uganda
A major UNSW project has launched to help transform the health and lives of women in northern Uganda who suffer from high levels of domestic violence and have limited access to reproductive health...
Published: 15 December 2017
Image - How a digital revolution in pollen counting could save lives
OPINION: When you see the pollen count on the weather report, do you know it relies on a person manually gathering the information using 1940s technology? Unlike other environmental monitoring...
Published: 21 November 2017
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

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