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Professor Peta Anne Teague
Fri, 15 Oct 2021

This #WomensHealthWeek, we give a nod to the amazing women of our community. Throughout the week we shared tips from various health professionals centred on improving women's health.

A day in the life of a children's hospital pharmacist

10 July 2020 - Pharmacy

Having a younger brother spend time in a children’s hospital provided JCU pharmacy graduate Sidony Miller-Waugh with a long-lasting impact. So much so that she chose to pursue a career as a paediatric pharmacist, gaining an internship at the Qu…

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From Detroit to the tropics and the outback

9 July 2020 - Medicine

For Carolyn Reimann, coming from Detroit USA to north Queensland to study medicine at James Cook University has transformed not only her career but also her life purpose.

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The sport in dentistry

1 July 2020 - Dentistry

For Nickalus Asera Saveka graduating from JCU’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery course is something he still can’t quite believe he has achieved.

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Dr Andrew Higgins - The long road to success

10 June 2020 - Dentistry

For most the prospect of fifteen years of study and training to achieve their career goal may appear daunting, but for maxillofacial surgeon, Andrew Higgins, the hard slog has been well worth it.

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Knightly honour for JCU Professor
Mon, 11 Oct 2021
A longstanding contribution to community service and his profession by James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat AM, ADC, has been recognised with his promotion to Knight of the Order of St John.

Research focus on gut diseases
Fri, 8 Oct 2021
A James Cook University scientist will use a new grant from the federal government to help unlock the secrets of colorectal cancer and the currently incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Fight is on to beat exotic diseases
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
A James Cook University scientist plans to improve the detection and treatment of new infectious diseases by using a breakthrough technology in rural and remote health clinics that can stop outbreaks before they spread to the rest of Australia.

Harnessing potential treasure trove of modern medicines from tropical plants
Fri, 10 Sep 2021
Rapid developments in technology and emerging specialist expertise could be the catalyst to unlocking the world’s natural reserves of tropical plants, and a treasure trove of new medicines, according to James Cook University.

Kids need the jab for herd immunity
Mon, 6 Sep 2021
James Cook University scientists have developed a new model to track the Covid pandemic – and it’s telling them Australia should now prioritise delivering the Pfizer vaccine to 12-40 year-olds.

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