Faculty of Health and Medicine

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Innovation in health research awarded

Innovation in health research awarded

Monday, 21 May 2018

HMRI Researcher of the Year, Professor Clare Collins, has been awarded the President’s Award for Innovation at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s National conference for her work developing the Healthy Eating Quiz™.

Newcastle’s pioneering medical program celebrates milestone

Newcastle’s pioneering medical program celebrates milestone

Friday, 18 May 2018

Four decades ago the University of Newcastle’s Foundation Dean of Medicine, Professor David Maddison, was promised a free hand to create an innovative medical program.

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows awarded the title of Fellow

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows awarded the title of Fellow

Friday, 18 May 2018

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows has been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA).

Two new pathways expand the horizon for cancer research

Two new pathways expand the horizon for cancer research

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Until now, global cancer research has focused on two per cent of the human genome that make proteins. However, break-through research at the University of Newcastle has established exciting possibilities with genes that were previously thought to be ‘non-functioning’ in cancer cells, following the discovery of two new pathways that could play a role in cancer treatments.

New study: childhood asthma rates reduced with tailored intervention

New study: childhood asthma rates reduced with tailored intervention

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle (UON), in collaboration with the University of Queensland and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, have confirmed that when a woman’s asthma medication is optimally controlled during pregnancy, the rate of asthma in her offspring is nearly halved.

Nursing alumna transitions from pain to passion

Nursing alumna transitions from pain to passion

Friday, 11 May 2018

Fighting the urge to fall asleep in class is something most students joke about, but for Kaija Mitcheson, it was a reality that impacted her life for six years and affected her time studying to become a nurse.

Putting breast cancer patients at the heart of treatment

Putting breast cancer patients at the heart of treatment

Monday, 7 May 2018

Breast cancer patients will soon receive more precise and potentially life-saving radiation therapy thanks to a unique program being developed at Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Gender Matters: Designing health promotion approaches to engage men

Gender Matters: Designing health promotion approaches to engage men

Thursday, 3 May 2018

During April 2018, The University of Newcastle (UON) was delighted to welcome visiting Fellow Dr Joan Bottorff, Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia.

Celebrating 40 years of medicine at UON, the Faculty of Health and Medicine hosted Dr Bottorff, who explored potential research opportunities with the University of British Colombia, as well as presented her work on the development of gender-sensitive and gender-specific health promotion programs.