The University of Newcastle, Australia

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News

Medical student in a practical class

News • 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous medical students admitted through innovative program

Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.

News • 6 Sep 2020

Encouragement for dads from their unborn child

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.

News • 3 Sep 2020

Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health

Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

News • 26 Aug 2020

First look inside Central Coast’s future of health education and clinical research

Take a sneak peek into the new $72.5 million Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI) and University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School (UONCCCS) with new vision been made publicly available today.

Vice Chancellor with 3MT winner and DVC, Janet Nelson

News • 20 Aug 2020

Three Minute Thesis competition goes virtual

From estimating soil moisture using a remote sensor to management of childhood stuttering in Sri Lanka, this year's virtual Three Minute Thesis competition showcased intriguing and excellent PhD research.

Associate Professor Gould

News • 18 Aug 2020

'Extraordinary contribution' to nicotine and tobacco research earns international acclaim

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gillian Gould of the School of Medicine and Public Health who has been honoured for her research into the health implications of smoking.

News • 14 Aug 2020

Recognising the hazardous effects of ‘pre-loading’ with alcohol

Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH) has revealed the significant risks associated with pre-loading with alcohol.

Matt Dun in his lab

News • 12 Aug 2020

Newcastle cancer researcher recognised as Young Tall Poppy

Esteemed cancer researcher and charity advocate, Dr Matthew Dun, has been acknowledged for his dedication to improving cancer survival outcomes, with a 2020 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ science award.

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

MGA Thermal team

News • 7 Aug 2020

Materials scientist and founder shares his story of driving renewable energy uptake

Professor Erich Kisi shares his innovation journey as co-founder of renewable energy storage company MGA Thermal at I2N's Startup Stories

News • 22 Jul 2020

New pathway will boost access and equity for aspiring Medicine students

A ground-breaking opportunity was announced today by the University of Newcastle for students who have overcome major life challenges to study Medicine.

News • 20 Jul 2020

Tests show potential for medicinal cannabis to kill cancer cells

Laboratory tests conducted at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute have shown that a modified form of medicinal cannabis can kill or inhibit cancer cells without impacting normal cells, revealing its potential as a treatment rather than simply a relief medication.

Events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 22 Sep 2020 from 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Climate Change In Challenging Times

Join revolutionary Professor Paul Dastoor as he explores how the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the global environment and the urgent role that scientific research and technology development must play in building a sustainable future.

RA GAP

Event • 22 Sep 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Grant Accelerator Program: Writing ROPE Statements

This session will provide top tips for writing successful Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE) statements for Australian Research Council grant applications.

RA GAP

Event • 23 Sep 2020 from 11:00am - 12:30pm

Grant Accelerator Program: NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies

This will be a facilitated discussion on the NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies scheme and provide the opportunity for Q&A and advice.

IWI Image

Event • 13 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Common Research Agreements

Join us for the final instalment of this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

RA-EMCR-image

Event • 15 Oct 2020 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm

EMCR Connect and Empower: Wellness Plan Check-in

Continue the development of your wellness plan, also the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to ask questions.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Plan, Archive and Publish your Data - Data Management Dashboard Launch

Join this session to learn how to develop a Data Management Plan; create a data record in compliance with the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and publish your data to meet your funding or publishing requirements.

Pitching workshop

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: How to Pitch an Idea

At this workshop you'll learn the three elements of communication, how to build a compelling pitch and how to overcome nerves.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 20 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Know your Rights – Copyright, Creative Commons and Open Access

Find out how to identify publishers that let you retain your author rights; apply Creative Commons licences to your work; or negotiate your rights using an author addendum to the standard publishing agreement.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 21 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Access Health Check – How Green is Your Research?

An introduction to online tools for finding open access research; analysing your open access citation patterns; and looking at your open access footprint.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 22 Oct 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Increase the impact of your research by becoming a Wikipedia editor

Find out how you can increase the impact of your research by linking your peer reviewed open access papers to Wikipedia entries in your field.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 22 Oct 2020 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Which Open Access Journal?

Learn how to identify credible, relevant and high impact open access journals to publish in.