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Curtin’s commitment to gender equality recognised

…me the first university in Western Australia to achieve White Ribbon Workplace accreditation in recognition of its efforts to prevent violence against women. Curtin is a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena SWAN accreditation program, a national pilot that recognises best practices in recruiting, retaining and promoting women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM)….

Sisters who study together, succeed together

…it’s little wonder Port Hedland triplets Roberta, Lauren and Jacinta decided to become physiotherapists. The Ramirez-Smith sisters joined ten of their peers last night as the first cohort to graduate from the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course at Curtin. They are now set to begin their first year of an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy when classes start in late February. “It was always a passion of ours to become…

Triplet sisters blaze a trail in first Indigenous enabling graduations

…tin who will help contribute to the nationwide initiative to provide better health services to Indigenous people by increasing the number of Indigenous doctors and health professionals across the country.” The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course, launched in March 2017, is available to people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and offers alternative pathways into undergraduate health courses and the Curtin…

New micro drug delivery system reduces side effects, costs

…being prescribed lower dosages, thereby decreasing the drug burden on their bodies, related side effects and costs of treatment. It could also reduce the cost of developing and gaining market approval for a new prescription medicine, which is estimated to sit at US$2.6 billion, according to a 2014 study by US non-profit research group Tufts Centre for the Study of Drug Development. “Current treatment regimens for these disease states are…

Check out Curtin Uni campus accommodation

…students from a diverse range of backgrounds can also enrich your time at Curtin. “If you get to know people from other rural towns, or other overseas places it makes the experience a lot easier,” said Laboratory Medicine student Codee Chalk, who has spent the last few years in student housing. Listen to what Curtin students have to say about their experience of living in student housing: If you need to find housing, there are a…

Curtin-Aberdeen PhD scholarships now open

The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance offers students the opportunity to undertake a collaborative PhD in projects across a broad range of focus areas including energy and engineering, health and medicine, and business. Applications close Friday 19 January 2018. Find out more about the alliance now. The five academic areas where a PhD place in this program is available are: ‘The velocity structure of complex overburden on the NW Shelf of…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…Curtin to lead a faculty that has a major impact on health and wellbeing in Western Australia, nationally and internationally. “Curtin University is well positioned to be one of Australia’s leading universities in health and medicine, with a focus on making a real-world difference,” Professor Clements said. “The comprehensive nature of the Faculty, which trains health professionals in all areas of health, and conducts high-quality research…

Goldilocks answer of ‘just right’ for exercise at work, research finds

…in a bid to improve productivity, enable Australia’s ageing population to continue working and prevent some chronic diseases, new research led by Curtin University shows. The paper, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, examined the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ or designing physical activity at work that promotes physical capacity and health deemed to be ‘just right’. Lead author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Leon Straker, from…

Athena Swan Q&A Panel – Research and Innovation Week

The Athena Project, began as a group of dedicated women academics who worked to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). The Project supports the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) to create a national charter to promote women in STEMM, especially with a view to getting women into leadership roles. Register your attendance through Eventbrite. Check out the full list of…

Insider knowledge

…lly and problem-solve,” Downie says. The new five-storey Curtin Medical School was one of the first new buildings to incorporate these initiatives, to support students in Curtin’s flagship five-year, direct-entry Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree. As the former Pro- Vice Chancellor Health Sciences, Downie was involved heavily in the building’s design. “When we designed the building, there wasn’t the technology to distribute a video…