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01 December 2023

Charles Perkins Centre stories making the news

Highlights of Charles Perkins Centre stories and people making the news in 2023 amplifying our impactful, innovative research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions.
15 November 2023

Sydney academics recognised for impact in highly cited list

Twenty-seven University of Sydney academics have been recognised as leaders in their field in this year's 2023 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list.
15 November 2023

Sydney researchers win NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering

Three researchers from the University of Sydney have received NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering, recognising their impactful work on the local and global stage across science, health and engineering.
14 November 2023

Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer named NSW Australians of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO from the University of Sydney and Co-Medical Directors of the Melanoma Institute, jointly named 2024 NSW Australian of the Year for their life-saving melanoma work.
14 November 2023

World Diabetes Day 2023

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on Tuesday 14 November 2023. The Charles Perkins Centre Type 1 Diabetes Node is at the forefront of diabetes research with impact.
10 November 2023

Any activity is better for your heart than sitting - even sleeping

Replacing sitting with as little as a few minutes of moderate exercise a day tangibly improves heart health, according to new research from the University of Sydney and UCL.
08 November 2023

Sydney researchers lauded as national leaders

The Australian's 2024 Research Magazine ranks the University of Sydney and its researchers as number one nationally across a range of research fields.
07 November 2023

Spot reduction: why targeting weight loss to a specific area is a myth

Spend some time scrolling social media and you're all but guaranteed to see an ad promising to help you with targeted fat loss. Unfortunately, spot reduction is another weight-loss myth. It's simply not possible to target the location where you lose weight, Dr Nick Fuller writes in The Conversation.

07 November 2023

CPC Summer Research Scholarships 2023-24: Recipients announced

The Charles Perkins Centre’s Summer Research Scholarship program has awarded 19 scholarships to student researchers to work in its multidisciplinary Centre.
06 November 2023

The health benefits of reducing meat-based meals

For a substantial proportion of the population, a meal without meat may not quite feel like a meal at all. However, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences show that meat consumption in Australia surpasses recommended daily amounts by 1.5 - 2 times.