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:


JCU team receives top international drowning prevention honour
Fri, 7 Dec 2018
A James Cook University team has been awarded one of the highest international honours of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) International.

Tropical summer causes DNA damage in pig sperm
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, James Cook University researchers have discovered that tropical heat is no good for the love life of pigs.

Tropical research centre opens on Thursday Island
Thu, 8 Nov 2018
Shannon Fentiman, the Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development, will officially open the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine’s (AITHM) new base on Thursday Island today.

New JCU research centre to answer the big questions
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
A new research centre at James Cook University will analyse the massive amounts of data now being generated in biological science to help develop revolutionary techniques that could improve almost all aspects of modern life.

Tough laws prevent gun deaths
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere.

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