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Wins for UNSW Medicine in 2019 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering

30 October 2019
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Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC

UNSW researchers have won half of the awards announced at the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering on Tuesday night at Government House in Sydney, including the top prize for NSW Scientist of the Year.

Amplifying others’ voices: meet childhood cancer researcher Claire Wakefield

25 October 2019
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Isabelle Dubach
Professor Claire Wakefield leads UNSW Medicine's Behavioural Sciences Unit.

“Your child has cancer.” Being confronted with a child’s serious illness – particularly a disease as devastating as cancer – is any parent’s worst nightmare, and going through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and sometimes bereavement is heartbreaking. 

But there’s a team at UNSW that is helping families find their way, and a woman at its centre who has dedicated her life to helping sick children.

Cancer researcher recognised at AFR Women of Influence Awards

24 October 2019
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Lucy Carroll
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UNSW Conjoint Associate Professor Tracey O’Brien, Director of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, was named winner in the category of Innovation at the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence Awards on Tuesday night.

One student’s plan to improve healthcare in rural areas

22 October 2019
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Rashmi Jayathilake started shadowing doctors long before she became a medical student.

Always fascinated by the human body, she was eager to start work experience at her local hospital in regional Queensland while still in year 12. Watching the doctors care for their patients set Rashmi on the path of the kind of doctor she wanted to one day become.

“Having an awareness about your patients and their lives is very important, whether you’re working in a city or in a rural area,” she says.

Rural practice linked to more satisfied junior doctors

18 October 2019
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Isabelle Dubach
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Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia are more likely to be satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, with better work-life balance and more varied work the main positive factors at play, new research by UNSW medical researchers has shown. 

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