Saima Firdous Rehman

News • 7 Jun 2021

Gut instincts lead new direction in COPD research

With the gut now regarded as the ‘second brain of the human body’, University of Newcastle researchers have discovered a new connection between gut health and one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

CRRMH Mental Health Organisation of the Year

News • 8 Apr 2020

Award Puts Rural Mental Health in the Spotlight

Many of you have provided generous philanthropic gifts to the University’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) to help reduce the toll of recent drought, bushfires and floods on the mental health of rural and remote communities.

Live Well, Age Well

News • 8 Apr 2020

Empowering Healthy Ageing in Older Australians

Most of us look forward to living active, healthy and socially-connected lives as we age. Yet the reality is that many older Australians age in isolation, either alone in their own homes or together in residential aged care.

News • 3 Sep 2019

Breakthrough for Brain Cancer Research

University of Newcastle researchers have made a significant breakthrough in brain cancer research as they continue their campaign to save lives by finding an effective treatment for the most aggressive of brain stem tumours.

Paul Foster

News • 3 Sep 2019

University Research Shines on the World Stage

The global impact and quality of the University of Newcastle's research continues to rise.

Michael Ulph training for the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge trek

News • 2 Sep 2019

Ikara 2019 Challengers Hit the Trail

Our Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge trekkers have hit the trail on their five day 100km trek through the South Australian outback.

The Burges family on Bill's graduation day in 1965

News • 8 Apr 2019

National Recognition for a Special Family

The Burges family has been honoured at the prestigious Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards.

Image of a researcher in front of a microscope smiling at the camera

News • 1 Apr 2019

Powering Breakthroughs in Research

Medical research teams across the University received a huge boost recently with the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment.

Dr Rohith Thota, diabetes researcher and recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship

News • 27 Sep 2018

Research to stop diabetes in its tracks

Diabetes researcher Dr Rohith Thota understands what a powerful force family can be in the quest to tackle one of the world’s biggest and most costly health problems. The high prevalence of diabetes in his own family and local community provoked his curiosity and set him on a path to pursue his goals through a PhD program as a recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship.

Lee-Anne Collins of Tuggerawong Public School

News • 1 Sep 2018

More than 30,000 Teachers to Benefit from Education Funding Boost

Improving the quality of school teaching is at the heart of a visionary education program soon to be rolled out in Australian schools. Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) is a unique program that supports teachers to make a profound and positive impact on students’ lives.

Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar

News • 1 Mar 2018

Generous Support for Ovarian Cancer Research

The urgent need to improve patient outcomes associated with women’s deadliest cancer received a boost recently.


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