2011 Faculty of Health Staff Awards - November 9 2011
Once again the Faculty of Health has recognised some of our wonderful staff. Conjoints, Academics and Professional Staff were recognised across the various schools, and again this year the School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy was well represented.
Congratulations to the very deserving SBS&P Recipients.
Paul Foster in the News
World Leading Asthma Researcher Receives University's Highest Honour - November 9 2011
One of the world’s leading respiratory researchers, Professor Paul Foster, has been awarded the University of Newcastle’s highest honour – the title of Laureate Professor.
Grant News (November 2011)
In recent weeks several grants have been awarded to Staff and Students in our school, to see more:-
Congratulations to all grant and prize recipients.
Rodney Scott in the News
Aspirin Shown to Halve Cancer Rates in People with Hereditary Risk - October 28 2011
Professor Rodney Scott from the University of Newcastle* is part of an international team that has finally proven that taking a regular low dose of aspirin halves the long-term risk of cancer.
Rodney Scott in the News
Breakthrough for Schizophrenia Research - September 19 2011
University of Newcastle scientists are part of a global research project that has identified five new regions of the human genome associated with schizophrenia.
Nikola Bowden in the News
Alumni Achievements Honoured - September 13, 2011
The awards recognise inspiring achievements across eight categories. Young Alumni Award finalist Dr Nikola Bowden developed her own independent research on the personalised diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
3 Minute Thesis Competition - SBS&P students win again
And the winners are:
First place - Jamie Flynn - PhD Student with Brett Graham
Runner Up - Katherine Bolton - PhD Student with Rodney Scott
Unfortunately we didn't scoop the pool, as third place went outside our school, third place was awarded to Bernadette Drabsch. Perhaps next year our students will take out the top three spots during the UoN competition.
Congratulations to SBS&P Students......
Meredith Kelleher, who won the Miltenyl Biotec Award for best student oral presentation (one of 3 Biotec sponsored awards) at the ASMR NSW Scientific meeting held on the 6 June. Her talk was titled “Progesterone Replacement Therapy & Brain Development in the Preterm Neonate”.
Emma Smith, was the NSW State winner for the Pharmacy Student of the Year, which was announced at the Pharmacy Expo.
Dirk van Helden in the News
Discovery to Boost Snake Bite Victim Survival - June 27, 2011
Applying an ointment commonly used in angina treatment to snake bite wounds can improve survival times by up to 50 per cent according to latest research from the University of Newcastle.
Rodney Scott in the News
Herald - Study Finds Cancer Link - 20 April 2011
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Nikola Bowden in the News
HMRI - Hunter researchers' melanoma breakthrough - 25 Feb 2011
Herald - Melanoma Clue Found - 25 Feb 2011
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Peter Dunkley, on his appointment as an Emeritus Professor. Peter is only the fourth person from our School to be recognised with this prestigious title, the others being Professors Saxon White, Geoffrey Kellerman & Robert Clancy.
Tony Quail, on winning the position of Conjoint Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the School of Medicine and Public Health. This will be a demanding role and we wish Tony all the best.
Natalie Beveridge, who has received an Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Fellowship. Additionally, Natalie received the ‘Fred Collins Award’ for the most outstanding ASMBM Fellowship application.
Robin Callister, who was the lead researcher on a grant awarded by BeyondBlue to investigate the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for young people suffering depression.
Jay Horvat, who won the National Asthma Council's award for best presentation on asthma at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand's annual meeting; Jay and colleagues also won the award for best poster on asthma and allergy.
Joerg Mattes, who was recently offered and has now accepted the Chair of Paediatrics in the School of Medicine. We are very sorry to lose Joerg from the School, but at least he isn’t moving far. Joerg has been a great contributor to the School; he has been very successful in both his research and his teaching, and has also worked very hard and effectively as a course coordinator and as a rep on the ACEC and the HREC. His lab will continue to be based at the DMB until everyone down there relocates to the New HMRI Bldg in 12 months time.
Feili Zhao, a PhD student with Shu Chuen Li, who won the Best Poster Award at the Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference in Queensland in December. Feili’s paper will be published in the February issue of Australian Pharmacist.
More Success Stories for 2010 - Congratulations
Prof Leonie Ashman: Received the NUPSA award for RHD Supervisor of the Year.
Prof Trevor Day: "Professor Day has done an excellent job as Head of School, and we look forward to his continued leadership" stated Professor Nick Talley in an email to the school, when announcing that "following a review and consultation with staff" Trevor has been re-appointed as Head of School for the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.
Prof Paul Foster: Received the 2010 Hunter Medical Researcher Institute Award for Research Excellence in recognition of his research in the area of asthma and allergies.
Prof Manohar Garg: Was the recent recipient of two awards - The 2010 Sukhatme Award from the International College of Nutrition in recognition of his outstanding research in the area of clinical nutrition, and The UoN Vice-Chancellor’s award for RHD Supervisor of the Year.
Dr Rebecca Lim: Was the recent recipient of two awards - “Best poster prize” at recent Frontiers in Otorhinolaryngology Conference Melbourne – July 28-30th 2010 (170 registrants), and “Young Scientist Scholarship” at 26th Barany Society Meeting, Reykjavik Iceland – August 18th – 21st 2010. The Barany society is the major International meeting for clinicians and basic scientists who are interested in vestibular system function and disease (350 registrants).
A/Prof Rohan Rasiah: Has been appointed as Deputy President (Teaching & Learning) of the Academic Senate.
Mr Adam Collison (PhD student with Joerg Mattes): Won the NSW AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Award, was then runner up in the national finals, and has now received the Newcastle Innovation Ltd Student Excellence Award for his research on asthma.
Ms Natalie Beveridge (PhD Student with Murray Cairns): Received a UoN Vice-Chancellor’s award for Research Excellence.
2011 Grants: With grants awarded to begin in 2011 where our staff are either the CI or a named investigator amounting to approximately $10M, the school is set to be very busy next year.
Professor Rodney Scott in the News
Newcastle at Genetic Research Forefront - November 18th, 2010
2010 Faculty of Health Staff Awards - Congratulations - October 27th
With winners in three separate classifications, the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy again prove the quality of its Staff and Conjoints - More Details.
Ms Paula Jarvie - Excellence In Research Award - For excellence and leadership in the support of research.
Teaching Support Unit - General Staff Team Excellence Award - Excellence in service to students and staff of the Faculty of Health - Ms Ann Lindner, Ms Maxine Kerry, Ms Ruth Harvey, Ms Cathy Morrow & Ms Sally Patfield.
Professor Geoffrey Kellerman - Conjoint Outstanding Achievement Award - Professor Kellerman has made major contributions to the education and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students in both medicine and the biomedical sciences.
Congratulations - ARC Discovery Project Grant Winners Phil Hansbro, Paul Foster and Keith Jones - October 26th
As many of you will be aware, several members of the School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy have had success in being awarded Discovery Project Grants by the Australian Research Council:
Phil M Hansbro & Paul Foster (with Rakesh Kumar from UNSW) - Development of microbial bioproducts for the suppression of inflammation - Total of $285K over three years.
Keith T Jones (with Sergio Moreno from the Univ of Salamanca, and Eileen McLaughlin from SELS) - Gamete-specific knockout of Fizzy-Related to examine its meiotic role in oocytes and sperm - Total of $600K over four years.
Congratulations - Gabrielle Briggs Wins Second Place in Grand Final - September 23
Congratulations to Gabrielle Briggs who has taken out second place in the Three Minute Thesis trans-Tasman grand final, held in Queensland this week.
Congratulations - 3 Minute Thesis Winner - Gabrielle Briggs - 180 Seconds to Explain Parkinson's Disease
The Faculty of Health put forward 4 finalists to compete in the University final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition. While all Faculties were represented, Gabrielle Briggs from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy won with her presentation "Regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase.. Gabrielle's supervisors are A/Prof Phil Dickson & Prof Peter Dunkley. Gabrielle will now go on to compete in the Inaugural Australia and New Zealand Competition in September.
Congratulations - 2010 ALTC Citation Award recipients - July 12th, 2010
Congratulations to Mrs Josephine Smith, "For responding to student needs by developing sustainable, innovative and effective teaching resources to support and enhance student learning in head and neck anatomy."
Congratulations - Staff Academic Promotions - June 14th, 2010
Congratulations to everyone from this School who went for promotion in the most recent round, as there was 100% success rate. So, congratulations to: Professor Robin Callister, A/Professor Jenny Schneider, A/Professor Derek Laver & A/Professor Zhenya Nalivaiko.
Graduation Day - Industry Sponsored Prizes - April 8th, 2010
Many thanks to the sponsors, and congratulations to Danielle Bond who won all three prizes:- 1. The ADInstruments Prize for Human Structure and Function (best overall student in human structure and function for Year 2 and 3) 2. Life Technologies Prize for Cellular and Molecular Science (best overall student in cellular and molecular sciences for Year 2 and 3) 3. The Brightside Scientific Prize for Biomedical Science (best overall student in all courses in Biomedical Science for Year 2 and 3)
Faculty Newsletter - February 2010
Natalie Beveridge - Poster Prize at the Winter Conference on Brain Research in Breckenridge, Colorado. The poster was entitled "A Reduction of miR-17 Family Expression in Cultured Neuroblasts as a Hallmark of Their Transition Through Differentiation".
Divya Mehra - Two Poster Prizes for elucidating the mode of action of an effective anti-arrhythmic drug entitled “Flecainide Blocks Ca2+ Release Channels Associated with CPVT-Induced Cardiac Arrhythmias”. At the Australian Society for Biophysics and the Australian Neuroscience Society.
Melinda Phang - 2009 Nestlé Nutrition Institute Emerging Researcher Award. This was in recognition of her recent publication of a high quality, original research paper with outstanding implications and potential contributions to health, nutrition and prevention of thrombosis and related diseases.
Daniel Johnstone - 2009 Research Award from the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).
Professor John Rostas - Awarded the ANS Medallion, and an Honorary Membership of the Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) "for his contributions to neuroscience, including his six terms as ANS Editor and his continued activity in regional and national forums setting neuroscience research policy".
A/Professor Robin Callister in the News
Study highlights benefits of resistance training for adolescents - March 16th, 2010
The University of Newcastle (UON) Foundation announced a $300,000 donation for various researcher for medical research from Bellberry Limited. Congratulations to Rohan Walker, Paul Tooney, Neil Spratt, Damian McLeod, Rodney Scott, Derek Laver & Dirk Van Helden on their success in being awarded grants - February 24th, 2010
New technology to fast-track schizophrenia research - February 15th, 2010
Natalie Beveridge and Dr Nikola Bowden in the News
International opportunity for young medical researchers - January 19th, 2010
Warmest congratulations to Brett Graham, Simon Phipps, Derek Laver, Murray Cairns, Rodney Scott, Paul Tooney, John Rostas, Alan Brichta, Joerg Mattes, Paul Foster, Phil Dickson, Bob Callister and Robin Callister on their success in winning the grants listed below:-
Through University of Newcastle
GRAHAM, Dr Brett - Spinal mechanism underlying arthritic joint pain - $416,500
PHIPPS, Dr Simon, SIMPSON, Dr Jodie - The pathogenesis of distinct endophenotypes of asthma is underpinned by the collaborative activation of specific PRRs - $654,875
LAVER, A/Pr Derek, DULHUNTY, Prof Angela, BEARD, Dr Nicole - Regulation of calcium release channels (RyR2) in healthy and failing hearts - $325,575
CAIRNS, Dr Murray, SCOTT, Prof Rodney, TOONEY, Dr Paul, ROSTAS, Prof John, BRICHTA, A/Pr Alan - Molecular and cellular characterisation of schizophrenia associated dysfunction in microRNA biogenesis - $478,500
MATTES, A/Pr Joerg, FOSTER, Prof Paul - The role of microRNAs in the regulation of antiviral and inflammatory responses during experimental rhinovirus infection - $583,500
Through Melbourne University
HORNE, Prof Malcolm, DICKSON, A/Pr Phillip - Repair of the nigrostriatal pathway by phenotype shift of dopamine neurones - $541,500
GALEA, Prof Mary, CALLISTER, Prof Robert, CALLISTER, A/Pr Robin - Connectivity of regenerating axons following spinal cord injury - $565,500
Through the University of NSW
KUMAR, Prof Rakesh, FOSTER, Prof Paul, HITCHINS, Dr Megan - Mechanisms of induction and progression of childhood asthma: investigations in a mouse model - $499,125
Recipients of ACE Recognition Awards:-
Kathryn Davis, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Jennifer Schneider, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Josephine Smith, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
David Went, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Congratulations to the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy staff, who last night were recogised at the 2009 Faculty of Health Staff Awards Night:-
A/Professor Derek Laver received an award for Excellence in Research,
The Anatomy Lab Support Staff (Mr Douglas Gillespie, Ms Meryl Case and Ms Judith Pickett), received a General Staff Team Excellence Award.
Dr Eugene Nalivaiko in the News
New Treatment for Stress-Related Heart Conditions - Saturday, 5 September 2009
Gold Medal for Sarah - Last week (August 28th) Dr Sarah Gordon from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy received the Gold Medal for Early Career Researchers based on her poster and oral presentations at the 22nd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry in Busan, Korea. Her paper entitled “Differential regulation of the two major isoforms of human tyrosine hydroxylase in situ” was selected by an international panel of judges.
Ms Kathryn Roberts (PhD Student)
Congratulations to Kathryn Roberts who won the best student poster prize at the ASMR NSW Scientific Meeting yesterday (May 30th) in Sydney. This is the 3rd year in a row that Newcastle researchers have taken out an ASMR award, so well done Kathryn, and keep up the good work Newcastle!
A/Professor Derek Laver in the News
Researcher find current drug can treat rare heart disorder - Thursday 2 April 2009
Dr Kirsty Pringle in the News
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Dr Rick Thorne in the News
Investigating new treatments for melanoma - Monday 5 January 2009
Dr Severine Roselli in the News
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Professor Robert Callister in the News
Treating chronic neck pain - Monday 22 December 2008
Cancer Council NSW Grants Awarded
Leoni Ashman - Tetraspanin proteins in prostate cancer progression and prognosis
Rodney Scott - HMRI Award for Research Excellence.
Jay Horvat - PULSE Education Prize
HMRI Project Grants Awarded
Severine Roselli, Leonie Ashman and Rodney Scott - Identification of genetic modifiers of kidney disease
Joerg Mattes, Paul Foster and Peter Wark - Development of novel therapeutic approaches for rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbation
Rick Thorne and Lisa Lincz - Identification of leukaemic stem cells based upon their expression of a novel surface marker, Fat1
Keith Jones and Eileen McLaughlin - Aging eggs: understanding the molecular mechanisms of declining female fertility
Neil Spratt et al - Towards better early imaging in stroke: use of an experimental model to investigate CT brain perfusion
Bente Talseth-Palmer and Rodney Scott - Search for modifier genes influencing breast cancer incidence in families diagnosed with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
David Lubans, Philip Morgan and Robin Callister - Promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among low SES adolescent boys
Rodney Scott, Nikola Bowden and Bente Talseth-Palmer - Genome wide SNP association study of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Vanessa Murphy, Joerg Mattes and Peter Gibson - Growing into asthma: a birth cohort study to investigate the prenatal and development origins of asthma
Kirsty Pringle, Eugenie Lumbers and Tamas Zakar - The role of prorenin in the first trimester placenta: key to pregnancy success
Well done all.
Mathew Cox (PhD Student) in the News
Genetics research to examine the puzzle of MS - Monday 8 September 2008
Professor Keith Jones in the News
Making aged eggs as good as new - Monday 5 May 2008
Dr Nikki Verrills in the News
Young cancer researcher to meet the world's best - March 31, 2008
New research targets chemotherapy resistance - March 27, 2008
Dr Alan Brichta in the News
$1million puts dizziness research on solid ground - March 12, 2008
Dr Kelly Asquith & Dr Brett Graham in the News
Newcastle wins health research funding - February 7, 2008
AUPS Student Poster Prize
2007's AUPS Conference held in Newcastle, awarded the Student Poster Prize to Mr Wayne Anderson (PhD Student from the Discipline of Anatomy in the School of Biomedical Sciences).
2007 Best of the Best Research Showcase
Congratulations goes to Susan Sullivan for winning first place for her Presentation "Structural plasticity of the neonatal brain in response to hypoxia" on Friday October 12th, in the 2007 Best of the Best Research Showcase.
Nikki Verrills Wins 2007 Eureka Prize
Along with Associate Professor Marie Kavallaris and Ms Sela Pouha at the Children's Cancer Institute, Nikki Verrills has won a prestigious 2007 Eureka Prize. The prize was awarded in the Research which Replaces the use of Animals or Animal Products category and was based upon their breakthrough development of new models of drug resistance within cancer cells in childhood leukemia. Using innovative differential proteomics their work promises new treatment approaches for drug resistant cancers. Fantastic stuff, Nikki.
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Nikki Verrills in the News
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Childhood love turns to a war on disease - Australian Society for Medical Research: A Special Advertisting Report - The Australian 2/6/07
Murray Cairns in the News
NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression), The Mental Health Research Association has awarded Dr Murray Cairns, from Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology the 2007 Young Investigator Award, which is worth up to US$60,000 over two years.
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Research Switches to the Genes - Newcastle Herald 17/5/07
The Cancer Institute Supports our Researchers
The Cancer Institute of NSW has awarded a Research Equipment Grants, for a new Cell Sorter, Dr Nikki Verrills is the lead CI. Dr Nikki Verrills, Professor Leonie Ashman and A/Professor Alistair Sim, are also partners with a NSW Cancer Proteomic Consortium that have been awarded over $1M, establishing them as partners with the APAF. Congratulations Nikki, Leonie & Alistair.
Research Grant Awarded
Meat & Livestock Australia has awarded A/Professor Manohar Garg (Nutraceutical Resarch Group, Biomedical Science), in association with Professor Andy Sinclair of Deakin University a grant amounting to $238,00 over two years for research into "Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5n-3) should be counted as a long-chain omega 3 fatty acid", for further information contact Manohar Garg.
Inaugrual Award for Outstanding Higher Research Candidates
Three students, including one investigating breast cancer development and progression, have been awarded an inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Candidates at the University of Newcastle.
PhD candidate Lauren Cottrell's project involves investigating the role that a gene, called PP2A, plays in breast cancer. PP2A, and the protein it encodes, changes in many breast cancer cells but it is not known how the change controls cancer growth. Her research may lead to better treatments for breast cancer patients and improved rates of survival.
For More Information: University of Newcastle, Current News & Events.
Drug Policy Expert Joins University
Shu Chuen Li, a pioneer in the field of pharmacoeconomics in Australia, has joined the University as a Professor of Pharmacy.
Professor Li has recently been appointed as Head of the Discipline of Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology at the University.
He was a key advisor to the Australian Government on the implementation of cost-effectiveness as a mandatory requirement for the inclusion of new drugs into the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
For More Information: University of Newcastle, Current News & Events
Dr. Phil Hansbro on Catalyst
Meet Phil Hansbro – the bloke in the soggy hat.
On February 22nd, Dr Phil Hansbro was interviewed on Catalyst, for a full transcript please see the following link:- http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s1853841.htm
Dr. Neil Spratt in the Newspaper
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Neurologist Awarded for Therapy to Treat Stroke - Newcastle Herald 3/2/07
Fellowship and PhD Scholarship Outcomes
It has been a tremendous close to the year for the School in terms of Fellowship and PhD Scholarship Awards:-
Jeorg Mattes has been awarded an NHMRC Health Professional Research Fellowship;
Rohan Walker has been awarded an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship;
Gough Au has been awarded an NHMRC Industry Fellowship;
There were 9 APA PhD Scholarships offered;
6 University of Newcastle PhD Scholarships offered;
1 NSW Cancer Institute PhD Scholarship offered; and
Angela Fergusson was awarded an NHMRC Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship.
Congratulations to all!
For More Information: University of Newcastle News
Vice-Chancellor's Award for General Staff Excellence was awarded to Diane Nesbitt from the Teaching Support Unit;
2006 Inaugural Research Higher Degree Student Supervisor of the Year was awarded to A/Professor Robert Callister from the Discipline of Anatomy; and
2006 Teaching Award was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Schneider, lecturer in Pharmacy.
Vice-Chancellor's Award for General Staff Excellence
Diane Nesbitt from Biomedical Sciences' Teaching Support Unit is the proud recipient of this year's Vice-Chancellor's Award for General Staff Excellence.
2006 Inaugural Research Higher Degree Student Supervisor of the Year Award
This award recognises outstanding achievement in training and mentorship of Research Higher Degree Students and carries a $1000 prize which is given as research allocation. It was presented at the Newcastle Postgraduate Students Association Dinner on the 17th of November.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Robert Callister, from the School of Biomedical Sciences, who was the recipient this year.
2006 Teaching Award
At their Annual Dinner on the 17th November, the Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association (NUPSA) announced the Recipients of the Supervisor of the Year Award (SOYA) and Teacher of the Year Award (TOYA) for 2006.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Schneider, lecturer in Pharmacy, Faculty of Health - winner of the Teacher of the Year Award.
Rodney Scott in the News
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Hunter Research Helps Unravel Genetic Riddle - Newcastle Herald 27/11/06
Dr Phillip Dickson in the News
New Frontiers in Parkinson's Disease Research (Wednesday 15 November 2006)
"University of Newcastle researchers are exploring new frontiers to develop better treatments for Parkinson's disease, a condition affecting around 100,000 Australians.
Dr Phillip Dickson and his team are looking at the two groups of cells and trying to understand why one group degenerates and the other does not."
For More Information: University of Newcastle, Current News & Events
2006-2007 HMRI Project Grants Awarded
"A record $340,000 raised from corporate and community donations to HMRI was awarded to Hunter researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health at the HMRI Awards Night on November 8."
11 of the 19 grants awarded by HRMI were for Research Projects where Staff and Research Students from Biomedical Sciences are Chief Investigators.
PVC Health Awarded NH&MRC Program Grant
Professor Mike Calford (one of our Neuroscience Group Researchers) is a member of a team of investigators who have been awarded an NH&MRC Program Grant to operate through the University of Melbourne.
New Grants Awarded
Researchers in the School of Biomedical Sciences have been successful in obtaining 6 of the 16 new NH&MRC grants (37.5%) awarded to the University of Newcastle for the 3 year period commencing in 2007. These grants will bring $2,446,375 in funding to the School over the next 3 years.
In total, 26% of the applications submitted to the NH&MRC by researchers in our School were successful. In addition, 3 of our researchers are CI's on grants awarded to the School of Medicine and Population Health, and 2 are CI's on grants awarded to other Universities.
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students Scoop the Pool
4 of the 5 prizes awarded during the 2006 Graduate Student's Day were won by Biomedical Sciences Students. Well done to:
Linda Berry, won the prize for Best Poster.
David Mossman, won the prize for Best 1st Year Presentation
Leia Hazlewood & Kathryn Skelding, were awarded joint 1st prize for the Best Presentation from Group B.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
2006 HMRI Awards Night
Join NBN News Director Jim Sullivan as he leads the celebration of the Hunter Region's Most Promising Health and Medical Research on November 8th, 2006.
Conjoint Dr Murray Cairns
Dr Murray Cairns was awarded the M.C. Ainsworth Research Fellowship in Epigenetics by NISAD.
Manohar Garg in the Newspaper
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The tomato soup that could save your life - Newcastle Herald 28/9/06
Cancer Scientists have a Cause in Common
"Newcastle Conference is Addressing State-of-the-Art Cancer Therapies, says Leonie Ashman" - Newcastle Herald 21/9/06
Ken Beagley in the newspaperUS vaccine firm backs Newcastle chlamydia research - ABC News Online 11/7/2006
Manohar Garg or "Tomato Soup" The following article is copyright and cannot be directly linked. The text of the following article can be read online by searching for Ken Beagley in the University's Library database at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/library/database/index.html.
To market, to market - Newcastle Herald 15/7/2006
Chlamydia drug trial supported - Newcastle Herald 12/7/2006
First Cohort to graduate from Master of Pharmacy
The University of Newcastle is playing an integral role in alleviating the national and regional shortage of Pharmacists with its first group from the Master of Pharmacy to graduate on Friday.
The University of Newcastle was the first university in Australia to introduce a graduate based program of Pharmacy.
Master of Pharmacy Program
The Master of Pharmacy program commenced in 2004. More information is available in the Pharmacy website, including career opportunities, program structure, application process, prerequisites and course details.