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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
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
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Image - Better pollen warnings for asthmatics may prevent hospital visits
Asthmatics may be able to avoid going to hospital with early warning and better understanding of the pollen in their environment, new research finds. The study by Dr Nicholas Osborne of the UNSW...
Published: 19 May 2017
Image - Vaccination succeeds in dramatically reducing hepatitis B in NSW Aboriginal women
There has been a significant reduction in hepatitis B virus in Aboriginal women giving birth in NSW, with the decline linked to the introduction of the state’s newborn vaccination program. The...
Published: 19 April 2017
Image - Building knowledge of biosecurity and bioterrorism threats
As the risk of biological agent attacks and epidemics increases in the 21st century, so too does the need to build knowledge of how to identify and respond to these events. UNSW School of Public...
Published: 18 April 2017
Image - Number of new flu viruses emerging globally heightens pandemic threat
A worrying increase in the number of new influenza viruses infecting humans means the risk of pandemic is higher than ever, a new study by UNSW researchers shows. Published in Archives of Public...
Published: 6 April 2017
Image - Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus energises UNSW for change
If you have a spare 10 minutes to give to your imagination, you can invent a business that could transform lives and help solve the world’s biggest problems. Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus set this...
Published: 4 April 2017
Image - Millions of Australian adults missing out on free vaccines
Up to 3.8 million Australian adults are putting themselves at risk of contracting potentially fatal but preventable infections by not getting free, government-sponsored vaccinations. UNSW experts...
Published: 28 March 2017
Image - Millions of Australian adults are unvaccinated and it’s increasing disease risk for all of us
OPINION: Public attention has recently focused on improving vaccination rates in Australian infants and children. But actually the largest unvaccinated group of people recommended for immunisation...
Published: 27 March 2017

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