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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Drivers urged to take it easy this Easter

Road safety and trauma experts at the University of Adelaide are calling on motorists to be extra careful on the roads this Easter. Researchers from the University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) say there are many contributing factors to vehicle accidents, especially during long weekend holidays like Easter. “Research shows that most crashes happen to ordinary […]

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Annette’s quest to help pregnant asthmatics

Respiratory and reproductive health researcher Dr Annette Osei-Kumah is winning both hearts and minds in Adelaide thanks to her academic excellence and community work. The postdoctoral researcher, originally from Ghana, is helping to improve the care of pregnant asthmatic women in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. In her spare time Annette is giving back to the community […]

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Media Opportunity for a new weekly Advertiser column

New weekly Advertiser column Stranger than Fiction: Are you working on something particularly intriguing or have you come across an unusual topic / idea? If so, please let the University’s media team know by emailing or call +61 8 8313 7511 for further information. Suggestions are invited from across all areas within the Faculty and the […]

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University success in 2013 Young Achievers

University of Adelaide students, graduates and staff dominated the 2013 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards. Psychology PhD student Kate Gunn won the prestigious Premier’s Young Achiever of the Year Award for South Australia as well as the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award. Six other members of the University of Adelaide community won awards, […]

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New technology is key to better epilepsy treatment

niversity of Adelaide scientists are making a major impact on the understanding and diagnosis of epilepsy, which will lead to individualised treatments for sufferers. Speaking in the lead up to Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness (Tuesday 26 March), geneticist Professor Jozef Gecz says advances in DNA sequencing have been a huge leap forward in understanding epilepsy. This, combined with […]

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Call for nominations – 2013 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

The 2013 YOUNG TALL POPPY AWARDS NOMINATIONS are now open via the AIPS website. Nominations will close at 11:59pm on 29th April 2013. The award ceremony will be once again hosted by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, the Governor of South Australia on the 30th July. To assist with promotion of nominations attached is a poster which can be […]

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Congratulations to our Faculty’s University Doctoral Research Medal winners!

The Faculty of Health Sciences takes great pleasure in congratulating our PhD students who recently won the University’s 2012 Doctoral Research Medal. These prestigious medals have been awarded to students in recognition of outstanding thesis outcomes. Congratulations to: Anna Leonard – Medical Sciences Daniela Ribeiro – Dentistry Rowan Valentine – Medicine

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DAAD – Grants, Research, Partnerships

DAAD Research Grants Research grants provide young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a course of continuing education at a German university or non-university research institute. The March deadline is for short-term visits of 1-6 months (to run from August 2013). Excellently qualified graduates holding a (research) Master’s […]

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Boarders and Beyond – Information Session

‘EXPLORE, EMBRACE, EXPERIENCE’ Date: Wednesday 27th March Time: 11.30 – 2.30pm Location: Hub Central Main Hall (ground floor, level 4 ) – trestle table display Boarders and Beyond presents students with the opportunity to combine essential work-related learning with cultural exchange and an amazing holiday… learn how a minimal resource centre works with a large […]

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2013 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

Young Tall Poppy Science Award Nominations are now open and accepted from all fields of science and technology and are made in all states and territories. Nominations close at midnight AEST 29 April 2013. Visit http://www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/nominations-2013/ for the nomination form, eligibility and selection details. For more information: T: 02 9351 0818 E: admin@aips.net.au http://www.aips.net.au

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