One in six people using prescribed opioids for chronic pain also use cannabis, a study of 1,500 Australians led by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has found. The researchers also found that those who used cannabis in addition to opioids reported greater pain relief than those using opioids alone.
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the UNSW Excellence in Work Health and Safety award.
A game-changing medical alliance initiated by UNSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital has been launched by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Health and Medical Research Jillian Skinner. It will bring together – into one, new purpose-built facility – some of the country’s best cancer and blood disorder researchers and clinicians.
Patients who undergo hip fracture surgery in hospitals that have an orthogeriatric service have an improved chance of surviving beyond 30 days after surgery, new research shows
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).