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23 November 2023

The journey of an Indigenous scholar in disability

The roll out of the NDIS in Australia was historic, but the scheme has faced many challenges. This is the subject of an art exhibition by Professor John Gilroy opening this week in conjunction with an international research symposium on Indigenous disability.
22 November 2023

University of Sydney and Westmead celebrate new health milestone

The University of Sydney celebrated 45 years of this historic health collaboration and innovation at a gala which showcased key historic research and healthcare achievements in Westmead's history.
22 November 2023

Australia takes EPICC step to cervical cancer elimination

A consortium led by the Daffodil Centre will accelerate the World Health Organization's strategy to eliminate cervical cancer thanks to new funding from the Australian Government.
22 November 2023

NSW Ambulance and University of Sydney partner for future health workforce

The partnership will explore a number of opportunities, bringing together the individual expertise of NSW Ambulance and the University of Sydney, to create fit-for-purpose education programs and enhance specialist research that aligns with the Future Health Strategic Framework.
22 November 2023

Quantum tech for health: Sydney team wins Wellcome Leap contract

A multidisciplinary team at Sydney Nano from the Sydney Medical School, Physics and Chemistry is using emerging quantum technology to explore new molecules to treat disease.
21 November 2023

Report reveals the human cost of climate inaction

New projections from the 2023 Lancet Countdown report reveals a world moving in the wrong direction on climate change, and how delayed action is a growing threat to our health
15 November 2023

Delaying cord clamping could halve risk of death in premature babies

Two University of Sydney led studies have given further weight to the benefits of delayed cord clamping, finding waiting for at least two minutes to clamp the umbilical cord of premature babies at birth could decrease the child's risk of death.
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.
13 November 2023

Study reveals the high cost of childhood hospitalisation

A University of Sydney study has shed light on the impact of childhood hospitalisation, showing the direct and indirect costs of paediatric admissions, how it impacts the child, their families and the health system.