College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

Led by Professor Maxine Whittaker, the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, as part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of:


JCU alumni in running to be new Bondi Vet
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Three JCU alumni are in the running to become TV's newest veterinary star.

Posthumous award for Professor Rick Speare
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The late Emeritus Professor Rick Speare has been awarded the Kesteven Medal by the Australian Veterinary Association.

Designer worm spit supercharges healing
Thu, 25 May 2017
Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it’s one every 30 seconds.A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds – and scientists from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) in Cairns are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for laboratory tests and eventually clinical trials.

JCU Professor’s remarkable health care career recognised
Mon, 8 May 2017
James Cook University’s Professor Maxine Whittaker has been awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians International Medal for 2017.

Scientists study how coral manipulates its bacteria
Mon, 24 Apr 2017
In a novel study with implications for human health, James Cook University researchers are using a $300,000 grant to study how some animals can manipulate their own bacteria.

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