Cystic fibrosis

News • 17 Jan 2022

$2.1m to beat rare genetic disease cystic fibrosis

University of Newcastle respiratory disease expert Professor Peter Wark will lead a new $2.1m project to develop targeted treatments for the rare genetic and life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis, which damages the lungs and digestive system.

Cancer research

News • 15 Dec 2021

Researchers on mission to improve cancer outcomes

Three University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded 2022 Early Career Fellowships by the Cancer Institute NSW. Dr Rebecca Wyse, Dr Yuchen Feng and Dr Heather Murray will each receive a $600,000 scholarship to advance projects designed to improve treatment and outcomes for cancer patients.


News • 13 Dec 2021

Stellar night for Hunter researchers at 2021 Research Australia Awards

Two University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers received awards at the Research Australia Awards last night.

Three PhD Graduates outside the Great Hall

News • 13 Dec 2021

Graduates ready to change the world

Students from across the University of Newcastle will mark the culmination of their studies at the institution’s Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.


News • 10 Dec 2021

Research investigates how the gut wages war on the brains of soldiers

Harnessing the unique relationship between the gut and brain, new research will interrogate Australian soldiers’ gut microbiome to optimise their cognitive and psychological performance in combat.

rural health care

News • 9 Dec 2021

University welcomes incentives to boost rural, regional and remote health services

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of HECS-HELP debt refund as an incentive for healthcare workers to work in rural, remote and regional communities.

Indo Pacific

News • 7 Dec 2021

New Colombo Scholars to help strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific

Four exceptional University of Newcastle students are ready to spread their wings abroad in 2022 after being named New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholars through the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the country.

2021 Employability Excellence Awards

News • 18 Nov 2021

Power of partnerships celebrated in 2021 Employability Excellence Awards

Entrepreneurialism, excellence and the power of partnerships are being celebrated as part of the University of Newcastle’s 2021 Employability Excellence Awards.

Professor Aaron Sverdlov

News • 17 Nov 2021

University secures 7th Heart Foundation grant

Professor Aaron Sverdlov is the 7th University of Newcastle researcher to benefit from the 2021 Heart Foundation funding program.

Professor Zsolt Balogh standing an operating theatre with medical equipment behind him

News • 17 Nov 2021

Professor Balogh honoured for his work in Emergency Medicine

Professor Zsolt Balogh has been named the top Emergency Medicine researcher in the country by The Australian's Research 2021 magazine. This is the second year in a row that Professor Balogh has taken out top honours in this field.


News • 17 Nov 2021

University researchers shine in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list

The University of Newcastle has once again made a strong showing in the Highly Cited Researchers list, with six researchers recognised this year for their ongoing research influence.

NHMRC Ideas grants 2021

News • 8 Nov 2021

$4.5m in NHMRC Ideas Grants supports quest to improve human health

University of Newcastle researchers will explore new stroke prevention therapies, preterm birth interventions and a dual approach to breast cancer treatment with the support of $4.5m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas grants.


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