College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

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


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.

New funds for training country docs
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
James Cook University’s ability to train and keep GPs and medical specialists in regional and remote settings has been given a big boost.

Vets train pets for less stress
Fri, 7 Apr 2017
‘Show me your tail,’ ‘give me a high five’ and ‘put your nose in the muzzle’ are some of the new phrases James Cook University vet students are teaching their animal patients.

Queensland’s Emerging Science Leader
Fri, 24 Mar 2017
A Cairns immunologist who is investigating the benefits of hookworms for people with coeliac disease has been chosen as Queensland’s inaugural Emerging Science Leader.

Virus discovery to help boost crayfish production
Thu, 2 Mar 2017
James Cook University scientists using state-of-the-art genome sequencing have discovered two previously unknown crayfish viruses – and they hope their discovery can help boost production of the tasty crustaceans.

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