Yearly archives: 2017
Since the beginning of humankind there is evidence of dental disease and its treatment. In 500BC, Aristotle wrote about treating decayed teeth and using wires to stabilise fractured jaws. Through the Middle Ages, dental care was provided by barbers who established their own Guild. It has only been in the last 150 years that the regulation of dental practise has been established, through university dental school institutions and national regulatory bodies.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences invites our Higher Degree by Research students to submit an abstract for the 11th Annual Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference. This conference is a major highlight of the faculty’s calendar. It is well attended by researchers and academics from across the University, as well as sponsors, industry partners and other major stakeholders. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 20 September at the National Wine Centre of Australia.
Professor Toby Coates along with Dr Robert Carroll and Mr Shantanu Bhattacharjya will discuss the latest technologies and options for living kidney donation. Patients previously deemed 'untransplantable' now have new hopes with developments in crossing blood groups, allowing transplants to succeed where they have not before.
One of the strategic research priority areas for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Committee is the provision of funding for research infrastructure, to facilitate research by supporting the purchase of critical new or replacement infrastructure. Bids for research capability including equipment, software packages or other services are eligible. Please see the appropriate attached file for the application form.
The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Mentored Project Development Program is designed to foster a productive mentor-mentee relationship between an ECR (mentee) and a senior academic staff member (mentor). The ECR will work closely with a mentor of their choice to co-develop a new area of research. The mentor will guide the ECR throughout the process and help the ECR develop the skills and independence necessary to make them competitive for local or national funding applications (small projects or fellowships). There will be up to ten ECR mentored Project Development Grants awarded to the value of $10k - $15K each.
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 and up to $3,000 for international travel for research staff.
A special event for high school principals, teachers and career counsellors. Attendee will gain valuable information, insight and networks to better support students making decisions on their career direction and higher education study. Registration via Eventbrite.
With many diets available we explore two of the most popular at this month's public lecture. Firstly, exploring a low-carbohydrate lifestyle and then a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Comparing and contrasting each diet through their demonstrated health benefits and research under pinning each perspective.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery alumnus, Dr Jessica Manuela, has been named Tasmania's Young Achiever of the Year 2017.
Eligible students are encouraged take this opportunity to showcase the exciting research happening across the faculty.