News and events

News

woman with infant child

News • 15 Dec 2020

Indigenous collaboration wins inaugural heritage accolade

An Indigenous-led collaborative project in traditional Darug Country in western Sydney has won the inaugural Aboriginal Heritage category in the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards.

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.

Medical student in a practical class

News • 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous medical students admitted through innovative program

Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.

Vice Chancellor with 3MT winner and DVC, Janet Nelson

News • 20 Aug 2020

Three Minute Thesis competition goes virtual

From estimating soil moisture using a remote sensor to management of childhood stuttering in Sri Lanka, this year's virtual Three Minute Thesis competition showcased intriguing and excellent PhD research.

Associate Professor Gould

News • 18 Aug 2020

'Extraordinary contribution' to nicotine and tobacco research earns international acclaim

Congratulations to Associate Professor Gillian Gould of the School of Medicine and Public Health who has been honoured for her research into the health implications of smoking.

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

News • 1 Jul 2020

Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health

A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.

News • 29 Jun 2020

Funding boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors

More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly under-treated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.

News • 7 May 2020

Hearty success in NSW Medical Research Cardiovascular grants

Heart disease kills one person every 12 minutes in Australia, and is still the leading cause of death globally. Despite enormous improvements in health outcomes over the years, heart disease is still one of the biggest health burdens on our economy.

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News • 8 Apr 2020

FluTracking survey reveals social distancing is working

FluTracking, the national online surveillance system for tracking symptoms of COVID-19 and flu in Australia and New Zealand has revealed some important insights into the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.