The University of Newcastle, Australia
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.

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.

Dr Myles Young

News • 16 Oct 2020

Researchers named AMP Tomorrow Makers

Two Newcastle researchers have made the 2021 AMP Tomorrow Makers list, earning grants to support their research in men’s health programs and bowel cancer.

Distinguished Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher AO

News • 14 Oct 2020

Funding for better outcomes for elderly after hip surgery

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery.

Kelsey Tobin, the Clinic's dietitian

News • 12 Oct 2020

Students offer remote service to improve our diet

Students of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Newcastle are inviting people to video call or ‘Zoom’ in to a Telehealth clinic for advice on their diet.

Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

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