The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 27 Mar 2020

High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity

A new study, led by Jay Horvat, Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Newcastle and HMRI Australia, is the first to show a relationship between iron build up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.

STAMP participants at Fiji National University with the FNU Vice Chancellor and FNU mobility students

News • 27 Feb 2020

Study tour helps academics walk in students’ shoes

Global mobility programs are increasingly an invaluable component to university students’ study experience. Our University runs approximately 60 mobility programs across all five faculties.

National Council of Women Award Recipients

News • 11 Feb 2020

National Council of Women recognise student achievements

Students making an impact in health and history Three exceptional University of Newcastle research students have been recognised as inspiring leaders in their field, with an Australia Day Honour from the National Council of Women (NCW) of NSW.

 Professor Jennifer Martin smiling with Professor Claes Hultling in front of a book casein Stockholm

News • 24 Jan 2020

Sharing knowledge in Stockholm

On a recent trip to Europe, Professor Jennifer Martin had the opportunity to present on her medicinal cannabis research to Professor Claes Hultling and the team at The Spinalis Foundation and The Karolinska Institute.

News • 23 Jan 2020

New research to investigate link between obesity and endometrial cancer

Hunter researchers have been awarded a $600,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and endometrial cancer to better identify and treat those at risk.

News • 22 Jan 2020

New biotech venture going viral in battle against cancer

The scientific team behind Viralytics, a Hunter-based biotech firm bought in 2018 by Merck for a record $502 million, is reuniting for a new private venture aiming to develop cutting-edge cancer therapies.

News • 21 Jan 2020

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications including heart and lung injuries, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, a new study has found.

Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar (centre) with research team colleagues Dr Dariusz Alterman (left) and Dr Shafiq Syed (right).

News • 27 Dec 2019

Cell finding brings hope for uterus ailments

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) believe they have solved a 75-year scientific mystery by pinpointing a cell that’s behind a raft of health conditions affecting the uterus, including endometrial cancer, endometriosis and infertility.

News • 18 Dec 2019

NHMRC awards $9.3 million to 13 University of Newcastle projects

The University of Newcastle has received more than $9.3 million in funding to support projects aiming to solve some of the world’s most critical health problems and improve the lives of millions of Australians.

Professor Alex Zelinsky (University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President), Carol Cooper (family), Lyn Morris (family), Bob Morris (family), Professor Jenny May (Director of University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health), Jenny Morris (family), Peter Morris (family)

News • 4 Dec 2019

Bequest to support education and training of rural healthcare professionals

Aspiring doctors and nurses from regional and remote areas will have greater opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations thanks to new scholarships being offered by the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor Nursing student Damian Moore uses virtual reality conflict resolution

News • 25 Nov 2019

Ground-breaking conflict simulator helps train budding nurses

A world-first virtual reality (VR) simulation is helping train nursing students at the University of Newcastle in conflict resolution.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin and Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO

News • 14 Nov 2019

Mental health leader hailed on Hunter research’s night of nights

Nationally renowned mental health trailblazer Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin was named the 2019 Researcher of the Year at tonight’s annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a stellar evening in which over $10 million in grant funding was announced or acknowledged.