Associate Professor Krisztina Valter in the anatomy lab at the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

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Healing the first-year jitters: a guide to success in the medical program

As the new academic year looms on the horizon, we sat down with seasoned lecturer Associate Professor Krisztina Valter from the Australian National University (ANU) College of Health and Medicine who shared her top tips for first-year students gearing up for the exciting journey ahead.

Dr Chirath Hettiarachchi

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How AI could put diabetes on autopilot

Self-monitoring blood glucose and managing insulin levels is a 24/7 challenge. Dr Chirath Hettiarachchi from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Computing aims to solve this challenge with AI algorithms.

From left to right: Associate Professor Grace Joshy, Research Assistant Sinan Brown, Professor Emily Banks AM, Research Assistant Mai Nguyen. Image: Tracey Nearmy/ANU

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A decade-long program to address shortfalls in cardiovascular disease prevention

Researchers at the ANU have conducted a strategic decade-long program of work to address the shortfalls in cardiovascular disease prevention. This exceptional effort has been duly acknowledged and honored with the prestigious Research Australia Health and Medical Research Award 2023.

From left to right: Professor Ted Maddess and Professor Hanna Suominen. Image: Tracey Nearmy/ANU

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Cross-disciplinary research initiative OHIOH recognised as finalist for Research Australia Digital Health Technology Award

Imagine a device that can assess 40 regions of both eyes and the brain in just 82 seconds, reducing the need for blood testing or expensive, time-consuming hospital-based imaging for people with diabetes, MS or other conditions: The objectiveFIELD Analyser (OFA) is just one of the various health technologies developed by Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH), an innovative cross-disciplinary research initiative of ANU. This innovation has earned recognition from Research Australia, with the team named as a finalist in this year's Research Australia (Digital Health Technology Award).

PhD student Shiyu Wei holding the Ketowhistle

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Breathtaking: the whistle that might save lives

Researchers are hopeful the new Ketowhistle could spare people living with diabetes from invasive tests and help them take control of their health.

Professor Hanna Suominen is bringing together experts from across different disciplines for the Our Health in Our Hands project. Photo: Eric Byler/ANU


The magic of machine learning in medicine

While it may seem like machine learning in healthcare works just like magic, a lot of scientific research is needed to make this marvellous medicine happen.

A woman who is picking tomatoes

Analysis and opinion

Federal budget: Boost of social enterprises and place-based initiatives helps communities most in need

By Dr Babita Bhatt and Prof Israr Qureshi. The federal budget has gained significant attention for supporting those most in need by delivering cost-of-living relief and strengthening Medicare. But it also recognises that some problems cannot be overcome with one-size-fits-all solutions.

A happy young woman outside in nature

Analysis and opinion

Is it time for a ‘wellbeing budget’ in Australia?

By Dr James Gordon. The Budget is light on detailing its effect on community wellbeing and social cohesion, but some good policies are hiding in the details.