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

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.

Anaemia hits development of northern bubs
Thu, 9 Jan 2020
Early childhood anaemia more than doubles the risk of developmental disadvantage among school-age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote Far North Queensland.

Bad habits’ hidden impact
Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking or overeating not only cause their own physical damage but also spark changes that release harmful stress hormones.

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