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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
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

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