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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 - 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
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
Image - Professor Muhammad Yunus to speak at UNSW on his vision of sustainable development
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will deliver a public lecture at UNSW on April 4, outlining his vision for promoting equity through a social business approach. Known as the father of social...
Published: 27 March 2017
Image - Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences
OPINION: The federal government’s push for all state and territories to ban unvaccinated children from child care is a coercive measure that may disadvantage working parents and their children, and...
Published: 14 March 2017
Image - First responder
Alex, head of disease control and bioterrorism at the Counter Terrorism Unit, is having a terrible day. An infectious disease is killing hundreds across the city, with experts insisting it is flu....
Published: 13 March 2017
Image - Pacific Multicountry Mapping and Behavioural Study Key Findings
HIV AND STI RISK VULNERABILITY AMONG KEY POPULATIONS Summary These are findings from a new joint study by UNDP, UNICEF and the University of New South Wales that indicate an urgent need for...
Published: 20 February 2017
Image - Banning e-cigarettes could increase cancer
OPINION: E-cigarettes are a much safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking and have helped millions of smokers around the world to quit. They provide the nicotine to which smokers are addicted and...
Published: 12 January 2017
Methamphetamine use
A School of Public Health and Medicine media story on vulnerable adolescents which reported that the use of methamphetamines had doubled in five years was one of the ten top media stories for 2016 in...
Published: 16 December 2016
Prof Ian Jacobs Dr Prathap Reddy
A partnership between the University of New South Wales, Australia and Apollo Medvarsity will see a new UNSW SPHCM Master of Public Health (International) program offered in India.  This specialist...
Published: 16 November 2016

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