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Ageing Well Revolution Conference

The University of Adelaide sponsored the Ageing Well Revolution Conference which was presented by the Economic Development Board on 22 – 23 November. The conference program was developed to inspire international, national and local businesses to engage with the Ageing Well sector, and encourage discussion about the role of social and business innovation in connecting consumers, […]

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How to be a better employee in less than 2 minutes!

There’s a lot of advice out there about landing your next job. But what if you already like the job you are in? Here are 3 tips to become an even better employee! Become a ‘YES- woman/man’. When you get the opportunity to learn a new skill, receive further training, or a new professional development […]

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Paying tribute to Dr Basil Hetzel AC (1922-2017)

One of Australia’s greatest medical pioneers and distinguished graduate from the University of Adelaide, Dr Basil Hetzel was renowned for his outstanding achievements in major aspects of public health and clinical medicine. Since graduating from the University with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1944, Dr Hetzel made a difference to the lives of millions with […]

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

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 sarcoma patients.

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Rural scholar urges students to ‘give back’

Medical graduate and psychiatrist-in-training Dr Martin Downs counts himself among “the lucky ones” to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. The former Mt Gambier resident and Rural Bonded Scholar says the outstanding facilities, curricula and student culture at Adelaide both inspired and fulfilled him, leading to lifelong friendships and a willingness to “give […]

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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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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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Medical lifeline to Uganda

University of Adelaide medical graduate Dr Michael Findlay has been on the steepest learning curve of his life in the past two years. Since establishing a community health clinic in Uganda in one of Africa’s poorest regions in 2011, the 30-year-old former Adelaide resident and his wife Kim have defied all expectations. In the space […]

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Jane Chapman: Bermuda

University of Adelaide graduate Jane Chapman has been working in Bermuda since 2008. The Adelaide-trained anaesthetic nurse left South Australia for London in 1997 to take up senior posts at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington before transitioning into healthcare and capital planning and relocating to the tropical paradise where she currently resides.

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Daniell clan celebrate a century of connection

The impact of a University of Adelaide education has spread far and wide for one Adelaide family whose connection with the institution goes back 100 years. Four generations of the Daniell/Crisp/Mattner families have attended the University since Edward Mattner enrolled to study arts, science and education before enlisting in World War 1 and serving on […]

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