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06 July 2022

Diphtheria is back in Australia, here’s why – and how vaccines can prevent its spread

An unvaccinated toddler from the far north coast of New South Wales is in intensive care after catching respiratory diphtheria (diphtheria of the throat). A six-year-old close family contact is also infected.

24 June 2022

Evaluating attempts to improve detection of small babies during pregnancy

Small babies or those that fail to reach their growth potential are at increased risk of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes, including stillbirth. Up to 40 percent of all stillbirths may be related to inadequate growth of the baby during pregnancy. Yet at present only around 1 in 4 of these small babies are identified in pregnancy.

24 June 2022

Sydney debuts new Heat and Health Research Incubator

The Heat and Health Research Incubator will work with policymakers, industry, healthcare professionals and researchers to reduce the impacts of extreme heat and hot weather on human health and society.

10 May 2022

Medicine Alumni Reunite

After two unbelievably restricted years of COVID 19, lockdowns and social distancing, the 1961 and 1972 Class of the Medicine managed to hold their reunions and were ready to 'party', mingle, catch up and reminisce.

02 May 2022

Words of wisdom from our medicine and health alumni

As a new cohort of medicine and health professionals graduate and enter the workforce, we asked our alumni to reflect on their university experiences and pass on a word of wisdom to the class of 2022.

29 April 2022

How COVID-19 highlighted the importance of research

For Professor Tania Sorrell AM, one moment of inspiration can lead to better outcomes for billions of people worldwide.
27 April 2022

The 2023 Noel Martin Visiting Chair: Professor Donald Chi

A prolific researcher, Professor Chi is dual board-certified in pediatric dentistry and dental public health. His expertise include oral health disparities, social determinants of health, and Native American health.
12 April 2022

Orthopaedic surgeries might be doing patients more harm than good

Orthopaedic surgery is the third most common surgery in Australia but researchers suggest there is evidence that commonly performed orthopaedic surgeries might be doing patients (and their pockets) more harm than good.

25 March 2022

How to become a pharmacist

Australian pharmacists must: 1) complete an accredited university degree, 2) complete intern training program and supervised practice requirements, and 3) pass a registration exam. Our new degrees combine steps 1 and 2.
08 March 2022

New facilities for Dubbo medical students

The University of Sydney Medical School is excited to announce the completion of its redevelopment of the Rural Clinical School in Dubbo, including a new teaching building complete with the latest in medical education technology.