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Image - Teams race for charity glory
In scenes reminiscent of Ancient Rome, Wagga Wagga's Baylis Street was transformed into an arena that staged what is to be the final Chariots for Charity race for a while. Seven teams battled it out for glory with UNSW Rural Clinical School's (RCS) Phase 3 team being crowned the overall victors.... more
Image - India and Australia explore ways to collaborate on future cardiovascular surgical technologies for rural poor and marginalised communities
Chennai INDIA, Mar 21 – Indian and UNSW Australia scientists are collaborating on exploring new medical technology opportunities that can improve the lives of India's poor and marginalised communities. These technologies also have wider applications for Australian and global populations,... more
Image - Charity race two weeks away
BAYLIS Street will transform into a battle ground as drivers attempt to race their chariots to glory. The annual Chariots for Charities race is gearing up for another stellar year and entries are still being taken for the big race on April 19. South Wagga Lions Club has nominated Lilier Lodge as... more
Image - Bright times ahead for UNSW's Albury campus
IT’S a simple philosophy Neil Bright subscribes to, but one he has held fast to for a long time. And, as the Albury surgeon steps into a new role as head at the University of NSW’s rural medical school on the Border, it’s one that will surely guide him through. “I firmly believe that if we don... more
Image - Mayor welcomes UNSW medical students to Griffith
GRIFFITH, 6 March 2015 – the Mayor of Griffith, Mr John Dal Broi, welcomed six new UNSW medical students to Griffith last Friday. The mayor gave students a glimpse of life in Griffith, from its appealing food and culture to its striking scenery. In 2015, the medical students, who will be spending... more
Image - The Gut Foundation and UNSW develop innovative program for early bowel cancer detection
An innovative bowel cancer screening initiative designed to save lives through early detection was launched in Port Macquarie on Friday. The study, funded by The Gut Foundation and in conjunction with the UNSW Rural Clinical School will see general practitioners actively promote FOBT bowel cancer... more
Image - Two weeks of bush medicine prescribed for student
The Rotary Club of West Wyalong was once again pleased to be asked to facilitate accommodation for a medical student as part of the John Flynn Placement Program, an initiative of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). Manoshi Perera joined Dr Waili and Dr Matrook at the West... more
Image - Sarah receives CWA grant
AN education grant will aid in easing the financial burden for former St Mary’s College student Sarah Clark who is heading to university this year to study medicine. Sarah received the Phillip Group CWA Educational Grant for $400 on Friday at a morning tea with Curlewis CWA members. The Phillip... more
Image - Proposed higher education reforms a threat to rural health
OPINION: IF the key to reducing the health inequalities experienced by rural communities lies in better access to health care, then the federal government is treading a very delicate path. With universal access to primary health services still in question, the proposed higher education reforms... more
Image - Syncing sounds and synapses
From the moment she could talk Sophie Payten has been a singer, but it was a school science class on the human brain that first inspired her to combine her passion for music with the mysteries of medicine. Music was her first love growing up on a farm in Canowindra, rural NSW, and Payten - who... more