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Title: FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND HEALTH SCIENCES


1
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Research Opportunities in the Faculty
  • George Yeoh
  • Associate Dean (Research FMDHS)

2
Why UWA? Why FMDHS?
  • Two new rankings have confirmed The University of
    Western Australias growing national and
    international reputation
  • The Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings
    - UWA ranks in the top 100 (96, top 1) of
    Universities in the world
  • 26th in the world in Life and Agricultural
    Sciences
  • 51-75 ranking band for Clinical Medicine and
    Pharmacy
  • 76-100 subject band for Chemistry
  • The Good University Guide (2011) - rated UWA as
    the States leading university and one of the
    nations best
  • UWA rated equal first on key performance measures
    giving UWA five-star ratings for graduate
    starting salaries, positive graduate outcomes,
    staff qualifications, student/staff ratio,
    research intensity, research grants and student
    demand

3
Research Excellence, Breadth and Depth
  • Schools
  • Dentistry (Oral Health Centre of Western
    Australia)
  • Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Population Health
  • Aboriginal and Rural Health Care
  • Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Surgery
  • Women's and Infants' Health

4
Research Excellence, Breadth and Depth
  • Institutes Centres
  • Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
    (incorporating the UWA Centre for Child Health
    Research)
  • Western Australian Institute of Medical Research
    (incorporating the UWA Centre for Medical
    Research)
  • Lions Eye Institute (incorporating the UWA Centre
    for Ophthalmology and Visual Science)
  • Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological
    Disorders
  • Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre

5
Collectively, schools and institutes offer
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Honours
  • Higher Degrees by Coursework
  • Graduate certificates (one semester of study)
  • Graduate diplomas (two semesters of study)
  • Master's degrees (four semester of study)
  • Professional doctorates
  • Higher Degrees by Research
  • Masters by Research (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Medicine (DM)

6
Honours Courses
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Honours involves undertaking an additional year
    of study at the end of your bachelor's degree 
  • Honours students conduct a research project,
    developing valuable skills in advanced
    problem-solving, critical thinking, independent
    learning and communication - qualities that are
    highly regarded by employers.
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy
    (Honours) will take honours as part of their
    four-year course. Advanced training in research
    and communication skills will commence in the
    first year of the course.

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What do I need?
  • A graduate degree
  • A strong undergraduate record
  • A minimum of 65 average in the major or
    discipline which qualifies for the higher degree
  • A good background in the chosen area of research
  • Strong commitment to succeed

8
Where do I start?
  • Choose a subject area that is appropriate for
    your skills and interest
  • Choose a mentor/supervisor
  • Choose a research area that motivates you
  • Choose a specific project
  • Acquire as much information as you can about the
    subject
  • Meet with the laboratory head and discuss your
    aspirations
  • Speak with past members of the laboratory to
    gauge their experience

9
Which research area?
  • Faculty Schools are rich and diverse and all are
    fully committed to undertaking research
  • Faculty Institutes engage in mission oriented and
    cutting edge research
  • Affiliations with independent research centres
    and groups afford increased opportunities for
    staff and students
  • Strong national and international links ensure
    world class outcomes

10
A sample of what is available
  • Seek details from the Faculty website
  • There are two collections of presentations from
    schools from the FMDHS Research Day I and II
  • This presentation will be made available after
    today
  • Please contact the School/Insitute Postgraduate
    Coordinators for more information
  • Discuss your intentions with potential supervisors

11
UWA Centre for Medical Research Western
Australian Institute for Medical Research
  • WAIMR undertakes world class research into the
    prevention and causes of adult disease
  • Currently 40 students Honours/B Med Sci/PhD
  • Research Teams
  • Cancer
  • Epidemiology
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Emergency Medicine

2013 WAIMR will take up residence in the new
WAIMR Building on the QEII Medical Centre
12
MEDICAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCIENCE
STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PHARMACOLOGY
  • FOR ENQUIRIES FOR PhD studies
  • Contact the School Postgrad Coordinator
  • A/Prof JANE ALLAN
  • Tel 9431-2641
  • Email Jane.Allan_at_uwa.edu.au

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The School of Medicine Pharmacology
  • Medicine and Pharmacology is the largest School
    in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
    Sciences, and is one of the largest Schools in
    the University.
  • Research may be carried on campus, at the
  • QEII Medical Centre, including the
  • Western Australia Institute for Medical Research,
  • at the
  • Shenton Park Biomedical Research Centre,
  • or at any of the major hospitals
  • Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, Fremantle,
    Graylands

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Major Areas of Research
  • Biosciences - exploring the science of biology,
    including the application of biostatistics, and
    analysis of education, safety, promotion and
    economics in health
  • Cancer - ranging from cancer biology and colon
    cancer to psycho-oncology.
  • Chronic and preventable diseases - studies of
    preventable diseases
  • Endocrinology and cardiovascular disease -
    studies of the vascular system, and diseases of
    the bones, metabolism, thyroid and cardiovascular
    systems.
  • Gastrointestinal and liver diseases - molecular
    hepatology, hepatitis and the metabolism of iron
    as well as other studies related to the stomach,
    intestines and liver.
  • Geriatrics - range of subjects relevant to ageing
    and age-related diseases or health issues such as
    dementia, depression and falls.
  • Infectious diseases and immunity - relationship
    between the immune system and transplants,
    infectious diseases, tumours and other diseases.
  • Neurosciences- the nervous system, investigating
    diseases such as dementia, Parkinsons disease
    and schizophrenia, at every level including
    clinical research.
  • Pharmacology and Anaesthesiology Unit - effect of
    drugs on respiratory, immune and nervous systems
    (neuropharmacology, psychopharmacology and
    anaesthesia) and their role in pain management
    and disease treatment
  • Respiratory diseases - respiratory system and
    associated diseases such as asthma and pneumonia

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Wound healing and occupational performance
research group (Fremantle Hospital and Royal
Perth Hospital)
  • W Prof Michael Stacey, A/Prof Jillian Swaine
  • Research from bench, to bedside to home
  • Research Funding - 3 million
  • Clinical and laboratory research
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Spinal cord injury prevention of sitting
    pressure ulcers
  • Self management preventative program
  • Ultrasound and CT evaluation of soft tissues of
    buttock
  • Mathematical modelling of strains in tissues of
    the buttock
  • Wound healing
  • Evaluation of biomarkers of healing
  • Genetic polymorphisms in chronic wound
    development
  • Trials of topical growth factors

17
Telethon Institute for Child Health
Research Centre for Child Health Research,
UWA 100 Roberts Road Subiaco
  • Interested in studying with us? We have projects
    in
  • Asthma, allergy and respiratory disorders
  • Child Development
  • Diabetes, obesity and related disorders
  • Disability and development disorders
  • Environmental impacts on health
  • Infectious disease
  • and much more
  • For further information about our research areas
    and the honours and postgraduate projects
    available visit childhealthresearch.org.au
  • Info study_at_childhealthresearch.org.au

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Name of Unit
School of Paediatrics and Child Heath
Key areas of research
Causes of asthma in young children. (W/Prof Peter
Le Souef) Contact Dr Joelene Bizzintino, ph
9340 8518, email joelene.bizzintino_at_uwa.edu.au
Development and evaluation of clinical services
for adolescents and young adults. (A/Prof Donald
Payne) Contact A/Prof Donald Payne, ph 9340
8917, email donald.payne_at_health.wa.gov.au
Eating disorders and adolescent nutrition. (Prof
David Forbes) Contact David Forbes, ph 9340
8122
Co-operative group clinical trials in children
and adolescents with Cancer. Translational
research in leukemia and brain tumours.
Epidemiology of childhood cancer and leukemia.
(W/Prof Catherine Cole) Contact W/Prof
Catherine Cole, email catherine.cole_at_health.wa.go
v.au
Key area of research Optimising therapeutic
aerosol delivery to children. (A/Prof Sunalene
Devadason) Contact Dr Jasminka Murdzoska, ph
9340 7065, email Jasminka.Murdzoska_at_uwa.edu.au
Medical education research. (A/Prof Helen
Wright) Contact A/Prof Helen Wright, ph 9340
7538 Helen.Wright_at_rcswa.uwa.edu.au
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Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
  • International research networks
  • Making new discoveries to treat cancer and
    chronic diseases
  • Multidisciplinary PhD opportunities
  • Training in state of the art
  • techniques

PhD Scholarships / PhD Top Up scholarships
available for 2013
For information please contact Cecilia Prele
cecilia.prele_at_uwa.edu.au
20
SELECTED AREAS OF RESEARCH
  • Faculty of medicine, dentistry and health sciences

The School of Womens and Infants Health of The
University of Western Australia is recognised as
one of Australias premier sources of academic
leadership in the health care for women at all
ages, and infants before and soon after birth.
Through its pursuit of excellence and innovation
in research and teaching strategies, the School
provides an optimal scientific foundation for the
education and training of current and future
medical practitioners and other health-care
providers.
  • SCHOOL OF WOMENS AND INFANTS HEALTH

Research Area Prevention of preterm
birth Investigators Winthrop Professor John
Newnham, Professor Jeff Keelan, Dr Matthew Kemp,
Dr Matthew Payne and Dr Demelza Ireland Specific
keywords Intrauterine infection and
inflammation maternal, fetal and amniotic fluid
microbiome Ureaplasma infection detection,
diagnosis and treatment fetal infection and its
immunological and life-long consequences
placental cellular inflammation and oxidative
stress delivery of therapeutics to and across
the placenta placental uptake and transport of
nanoparticles. Student projects available PhD
(2) Hons (3).
Research Area Genetic risk factors for
Pre-Eclampsia Investigator Winthrop Professor
Eric Moses and Associate Professor Craig
Pennell In collaboration with the Centre for
Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the
School of Womens and Infants Health is offering
research projects for potential Honours and PhD
level students that will use contemporary
genomics approaches to identify genetic risk
factors for pre-eclampsia, a common and serious
hypertensive disorder of human pregnancy.
Graduate Research Coordinator Professor Jeff
Keelan Email Jeff.Keelan_at_uwa.edu.au Tel
61-8-9340-1880 Fax 61-8-9381-3031
21
Research in the Rural Clinical School
  • The RCSWAs research agenda focuses on health
    issues that are relevant to rural and remote
    locations, especially on questions that cannot be
    readily explored in a city context and that
    provide some real possibilities of outcomes
    within our communities. A particular priority is
    Aboriginal Health.
  • Research in the bush is challenging and presents
    an opportunity to do new and meaningful work that
    hasnt been done before.
  • Examples of Projects
  • The impact of environmental change on human
    health
  • Art and Medicine
  • Improving Indigenous health
  • Rural obstetric outcomes
  • Health systems in the country
  • For further information please contact The
    Research Steering Committee Secretary Kate McRae
    on telephone 9842 0811 email Kate.McRae_at_rcswa.ed
    u.au
  • Chair of the Research Steering Committee Professor
    Kirsten Auret on telephone 9842 5555 email
    Kirsten.Auret_at_rcswa.edu.au

22
Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Advancing global health through the application
    of statistical genetics, bioinformatics,
    functional genomics and human phenomics.
  • Current Honours and PhD project opportunities
    include
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer (e.g. melanoma, mesothelioma)
  • Pregnancy disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders (e.g. schizophrenia)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Contact Winthrop Professor Eric Moses
    eric.moses_at_uwa.edu.au

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Centres research groups within the School of
Population Health
  • Centre for Health Services Research
  • Centre for the Built Environment and Health
  • Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology
  • The Cardiovascular Research Group
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Busselton Health Study
  • Ecology and Health
  • Women's Health
  • Aged Care Research and Evaluation
  • Nursing Research

Contact Angus Cook Email angus.cook_at_uwa.edu.au

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Centre for Neonatal Research and Education
  • Projects available in
  • Respiratory physiology and ventilation
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Nutrition and lactation
  • Infection and immunology
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Honours scholarship (6,000) in infant
    nutrition/human milk banking www.cnre.uwa.edu.au

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Research at the Lung Institute of Western
Australia
  • The Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA)
    has a
  • generous scholarship program. A number of
    exciting
  • opportunities for further study are being offered
    each
  • year to exceptional applicants.
  • Students are included in all aspects of LIWAs
    activities. 
  • They receive extensive support and encouragement
  • from senior scientists who have a strong track
    record of
  • student project supervision.
  • PhD Top Up Scholarships - 10,000 per year over 3
    years
  • Honours/BMedSci Scholarships - 5,000 per year
  • Vacation Cadetship Scholarships - 10 weeks paid
    employment
  • Full-time medical science undergraduates
    earn 500/ week for up to 10 weeks (full-time).
  • Visit liwa.uwa.edu.au for more information or
    call 9346 3198
  • Applications close Friday 5 October 2012

LIWA facilitates the Centre for Asthma Allergy
and Respiratory Research within the School of
Medicine
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In summary
  • This University provides a world-class,
    internationally competitive environment for you
    to engage in research.
  • Research in the Faculty is diverse and embraces
    an range of disciplines. It is also moving with
    the times as much of it is increasingly
    multi-disciplinary.
  • Cutting edge research requires state-of-the-art
    facilities and instrumentation which are
    available at UWA.
  • Strong national and international links ensure
    what you produce is relevant and significant on
    the world stage.

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