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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Research Tuesdays – Pregnant Pause

Exploring important new questions emerging on life-creating infertility treatment Following the world’s first birth from in vitro fertilisation in 1978, the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) rapidly became routine. Around 5 million individuals have now been born as a result of it, realising countless dreams of parenthood. And that figure’s rising at an increasing […]

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Men’s bladder problems may herald heart disease, diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to pee could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which can be treated if GPs look for them, according to University of Adelaide researchers. The condition, known as “nocturia”, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome”. “The need to urinate at […]

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Rural roots beckon for Martin

Medical graduate and former Mount Gambier resident Dr Martin Downs counts himself among `the lucky ones’ to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Currently in his third year of psychiatric specialist training, Martin’s ultimate goal is to become a consultant Psychiatrist in the Rural and Remote division of mental health servicing country South […]

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A global vision to fight blindness

Since graduating with his MBBS in 1988, eye surgeon Dr James Muecke AM has made it his life’s work to fight avoidable blindness in the developing world. The South Australian ophthalmologist and founder of Sight For All has been recognised for his outstanding work with an Order of Australia (AM) and Rural Doctors Workforce Agency […]

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Doctors, Robots and the Outback!

Adelaide to Outback General Practice training program are recording a radio show called Doctors, Robots and the Outback. The radio show will involve an expert panel of doctors who will discuss how to encourage more doctors to work in outback Australia and whether or not there are alternatives for the human doctor. In collaboration with Dr […]

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From bench to bedside – Kathleen’s quest for sarcoma treatment

Dr Kathleen Pishas Dr Kathleen Pishas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Sarcoma Research Group in the Centre for Personalised Cancer Medicine has a string of awards and achievements to her name, including the prestigious Ross Wishart Memorial Award. Having recently completed her PhD candidature, Kathleen’s primary research focus is to investigate personalised therapeutic approaches for […]

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Change your world – Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Interested in the next step in your career – a research intensive experience? The School of Medicine offers world-class postgraduate opportunities for students. No matter what your background there will be projects in the School that will suit your interests. In the next few days a booklet detailing research opportunities for 2014 will be mailed […]

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NEW Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Labs Website!

The Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Labs has a new website at health.adelaide.edu.au/medicine/drmcrl ! Working on breast and prostate cancer, the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Labs (DRMCRL) has pioneered research into the discovery and understanding of the androgen receptor and it’s impact on these cancers. Learn more

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G-TRAC Seminar Series: Challenges of Care in an Ageing Population

The Adelaide G-TRAC Centre is holding an ongoing series of seminars and workshops in 2013  and 2014 on key Aged Care topics from Healthy Ageing to Dementia, Oral Health, Pain Management and beyond. The sessions will be delivered by a range of specialists. The continuing education sessions are for all health professionals and Aged Care […]

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