On the 19 February, parents of new nursing and medicine students had the opportunity to partake in a special tour of the new AHMS building. Thank you to everyone who came along on the day and all who were involved in the planning.

For anyone who missed the presentation and would like to view the slides, click here.


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New treatments for type 2 diabetes to decrease the risk of heart disease and prolong life

In this lecture, Professor Nauck will discuss his research pertaining to the type 2 diabetes research and treatments he has developed over the last 25 years. He recognised the potential of the hormone GLP-1 for treating patients with type 2 diabetes, and has been able to help millions of people world-wide with type 2 diabetes by reducing their risk of heart disease and other metabolic conditions.

Professor Nauck was the first researcher who recognised the potential of the hormone GLP-1 for treating patients with type 2 diabetes. The hormone was discovered by Professor Jens Juul Holst in 1987, and in 1993, Professor Nauck showed the potential of the new hormone for treating type 2 diabetes which led to the development of incretin-based treatment. Through collaborating with Carolyn Deacon and Professor Jens Juul Holst, the proteolytic degradation of GLP-1 with the DPP-4 enzyme was demonstrated for the first time in humans, which led to the development of DPP 4-inhibitors which are now used all over the world.

He is currently the Head of Clinical Research at the Diabetes Division, Medical Department I, St. Josef-Hospital (Ruhr-University Bochum) in Bochum, Germany. Read more about his research here

Where: Florey lecture theatre, Medical school north
When: Tuesday 21 March, 5:30pm- 6:30pm


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Applications are currently being invited from eligible academic staff who wish to participate in the Special Studies Program during January 2018 to December 2018.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the HR website.  Additional information and Faculty specific requirements can be found on the Faculty website

Applications addressing both Faculty and University criteria must be completed and returned through the Head of School/Area to the Special Studies Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences by the closing date, 31st May 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Staff may check the balance of their accrued SSP leave balance through SSO or the HR Service Centre.

For further information regarding the SSP process, please refer to the HR Website or contact the HR Service Centre on 8313 1111.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ Special Studies Program Coordinator is:

Name: Ms Lesley Ritter
Phone: 8313 9067

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Are you an Early-Mid career scientist passionate about communicating science to the general population? Nominations for the 2017 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (EMCRs under 35 yrs, <10 years post PhD or equivalent industry experience) open Monday 27th February and close midnight Monday 9th April 2017. To find out more about the Tall Poppy Campaign […]

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Friday 24 February saw the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building opened by Premier Jay Weatherill and Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Selected photos from the day have been loaded to the AHMS gallery for those interested in taking a look. There are also a number of videos produced for the AHMS. It was a […]

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Applications for the 2017 CSIRO ON Prime program open TODAY. CSIRO ON Prime is a national, entry level, part time pre-accelerator program, aimed at researcher groups looking to investigate real world application of their technology.  The program runs over 8 weeks, and requires a commitment of 6 days face to face, and an additional 10 […]

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Applications are now invited for round 1 The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Awards are intended to facilitate national and international travel for researchers to attend and present at conferences, build collaborations, network and to communicate and promote research. Research travel awards of up to $1,000 will be offered for national travel […]

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Valuable relationships with key industry partners has led to the Adelaide Health Simulation team securing significant contributions to the new critical care hospital simulation suites in the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS) building. Collaborating with industry partners, the Adelaide Health Simulation team, led by Director, Dr Simon Patten, have been able to replicate the […]

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Kisha Sivanathan is leading the way to develop an alternative to heavy reliance on pharmaceutical drugs post organ transplant with her intensive stem cell research. Since completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide in August 2016, Kisha has not only been recognised for her work by receiving the Women’s Research Excellence Award, but also […]

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Over the next 2 years the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences will be undergoing a number of major relocations of space, in particular the AHMS and HSIS Stage2, which consolidates many groups into the existing Medical School North and South buildings. These relocations involve vacating a number of areas that have been occupied for […]

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