College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

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

News

Keto diet showing promise
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
James Cook University scientists say a diet heavy in healthy fats and light on carbs may have significant benefits for people who suffer from some metabolic, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Coal danger underestimated
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
A James Cook University scientist says it’s likely miners’ exposure to dangerous coal dust has been underestimated, as the communities they live in are polluted too.

New system will streamline development of TB vaccines
Thu, 5 Mar 2020
Scientists from James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and medicine (AITHM) have developed a system to improve the development of tuberculosis (TB) vaccines.

Big drop in global drownings - but not for our neighbours
Mon, 2 Mar 2020
James Cook University researcher Associate Professor Richard Franklin says drownings globally have dropped by half over the last 30 years, with rates reducing in all regions except Oceania.

JCU Professor honoured with Australia Day role
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat AM, ADC, has been named as a 2020 Australia Day Ambassador for Queensland.

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