News and events

News

Associate Professor Doan Ngo

News • 2 Feb 2021

Today’s cancer patients need not be tomorrow’s cardiovascular patients

Today’s cancer patient may be tomorrow’s cardiac patient, with almost a third of people who survive cancer developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

NHMRC

News • 18 Dec 2020

Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants

Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

News • 25 Nov 2020

Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 16 Nov 2020

Aboriginal ear surgeon honoured with Menzies Medallion

Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

ARC Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes graphic

News • 13 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle secures over $6 million in ARC funding

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $6 million in competitive research funding through its Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.

Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

University of Newcastle Distinguished Laureate Professor Talley

News • 12 Nov 2020

HMRI 2020 Awards celebrate medical research excellence

The Hunter’s researchers and their community supporters gathered with representatives from Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle, and HNE Local Health District to virtually celebrate and honour medical research excellence at the annual HMRI Awards Night – HMRI 2020.

Dr Matt Dun

News • 2 Nov 2020

New treatment idea discovered for leukaemia

Newcastle researchers have discovered a new way to kill leukaemia cells.

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

News • 23 Oct 2020

$8.5m to continue largest women's health study

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

Events

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals. Image of Professor Clare Collins

Event • 17 Feb 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts

If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.

JTDs Legals and IP

Event • 24 Feb 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Legals & IP

Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected.

RA Logo

Event • 4 Mar 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What is Research Advantage?

Join the Research Advantage team to uncover the many initiatives aimed at empowering academics at all careers levels at our University.

RA-HPREP-image

Event • 11 Mar 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Developing Grant Applications [Schemes MRFF and TRGS]

This health specific information session will focus on developing Grant applications for the Medical Research Future Fund and Translational Research Grants Scheme.

Newcastle Impact Network logo

Event • 30 Mar 2021 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Research Translation - where do I start?

This session will unpack research translation and provide a framework and practical advice and examples on knowledge translation.

RA GAP

Event • 22 Apr 2021 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

NHMRC Development Grants

This session on NHMRC Development Grants will be delivered by the Research Grants Office and provide practical advice, information and opportunity for Q&A.