In August 2014, Professor Dame Valerie Beral DBE AC FRS was appointed as a Visiting Professorial Fellow, Prince of Wales Clinical School UNSW Australia and, over the next three years will contribute to the academic activities of the School.
The Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research, Big Data, Big Impact Grant Stage 2
Congratulations to Dr Jason Wong, Dr Luke Hesson, A/Professor John Pimanda and Dr Joe Thurbon (Intersect), awarded the Big Data, Big Impact Grant Stage 2.
Congratulations to Professor Michael Friedlander on receiving The Professor Rob Sutherland AO ‘Make a Difference’ Award.
The amenities in Edmund Blacket Building North Wing Level 1 have recently been fully refurbished. The former womens’ amenities are now unisex use, for staff, students and visitors.
A shower that has not worked for years has been reinstated, and a local tank installed to provide almost instant hot water to the shower and hand basins.
In the most comprehensive assesment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a range of backgrounds, a result that could herald further good news for cervical cancer rates.
Commencing this month, Ashraf Zaman will begin his PhD studying low grade brain cancer under the supervision of scientist Dr Kerrie McDonald, the Cure Brain Cancer Chair in Neuro-Oncology at the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre (supported by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation).
OPINION: To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first.
Imagine how much space 25 litres of gas would occupy – about one third of the interior of a small car. That’s how much gas you produce every day in your intestines. So it’s little wonder that farting, bloating and burping are relatively common.
OPINION: For want of a better cliche, the proposed $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund really could be a "win-win" for Australia. But only if its architects get it right.
As a cancer researcher, I have experienced first-hand the frustrations that drive important Australian medical discoveries offshore, or leave them stranded in the lab.
The important contribution to the community and the nation made by several of our UNSW Medicine staff and alumni has been recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. We would particularly like to acknowledge the following faculty members:
OPINION: Unfortunately, but as anticipated, the government’s budget plans for healthcare have focused on the way we fund our health system. This has resulted in almost universal criticism of the budget initiatives from those of us who have been urging government to concentrate on changing the way we deliver care, rather than revenue generation.