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Conjoint Associate Professor Craig Gedye

News • 9 Jul 2021

Cancer research gets $7 million boost in NSW regions

People living with cancer and the healthcare professionals caring for them are the winners from a $7 million investment, announced by NSW Regional Health Partners on Friday.

New1000 study

News • 17 Jun 2021

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes.

Mark Hughes

News • 15 Jun 2021

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Aimed at dramatically intensifying Australia’s brain cancer research efforts, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has today announced a $7.5 million five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

Illustration of Harold and Gladys Brawn

News • 26 Apr 2021

Brawn fellows leading the world in health research

One man’s desire to honour his wife continues to change the lives of millions of people across Australia and the world.

Woman with flu under a blanket and sneezing

News • 19 Apr 2021

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

COVID-19 and surgery

News • 25 Mar 2021

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

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.

Events

NFH Water Security

Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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.