Seven mental health champions named finalists for top prize

3 October 2019
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Seven outstanding finalists have been selected for the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize.

UNSW appoints new Dean of Medicine

1 October 2019
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It was an eleventh-hour change of university preference that led Vlado Perkovic to a career in medicine. That change would eventually see him become one of Australia’s top kidney disease specialists, leading some of the world’s largest clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of kidney failure and its many complications.

“After graduating high school, I applied to do a combined Science/Law degree,” says Professor Perkovic.

The nanoengineer working to mend broken hearts

27 September 2019
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When Hossein Tavassoli first told his mother that he was researching heart disease, she responded with “But, you’re an engineer...” 

She was right, of course – Hossein’s undergraduate degree was in material engineering – but at the time, he found it difficult to explain the intersections between biology and engineering. Now, not only is he a nanoengineer working in a tissue regeneration lab, but he is also an avid science communicator.

Why do men have nipples?

15 November 2019
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Women’s nipples have long been a source of fascination and controversy, from celebrity gossip stories of wardrobe malfunctions and “nip slips” to feminist movements for gender equality.

First survey of trans and gender diverse sexual health reveals major gaps in health system

15 November 2019
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There is an urgent need to prioritise health resources and services to support the sexual health and wellbeing of transgender (‘trans’) and gender diverse people, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, launched today at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Perth.