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ANU community honoured in King’s Birthday honours list

A public health expert and former School of Medicine lecturer were named in this year's King's Birthday honours list.

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Dr Chi Wing Lai

A public health expert and former School of Medicine lecturer were named in this year's King's Birthday honours list.


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People gathering in protest at night time

Analysis and opinion | 22 Apr 2024

Health must be a priority amid simmering global tensions

Healthcare delivery must be free from political and ideological biases at the service point.

Taylor Glover in a park in Goulburn.

Impact story (giving) | 18 Apr 2024

‘It's allowed me to stay in medicine': the scholarship helping Indigenous students at ANU

The Jessica King Scholarship is helping keep Indigenous students at university.

An aeroplane used for aeromedical retrievals in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

Research story | 17 Apr 2024

More outback doctors needed for people and planet

Unnecessary aeromedical retrievals in outback Northern Territory results in social upheaval and unhappiness, financial strain, and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Helen Clark spoke at the ANU in March. Photo: Dave Fanner/ANU

News | 7 Apr 2024

Helen Clark: Politics, policy, and a healthy human future

Health and human security are fundamentally valued in all societies, and transformative change is needed to ensure a healthier future for all.

A blood sample being taken at the the John Curtin School of Medical Research located at The Australian National University.

News, Research story | 5 Apr 2024

Connection the key to retaining rural GPs

A supportive workplace, work-life balance and a connection to rural communities are all key to retaining doctors in rural and remote areas of Australia, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Photo of a person holding an alarm clock

News | 5 Apr 2024

How daylight savings affects your sleep and what you can do about it

Daylight savings has a long history and surprising health risks. But little hacks can help us feel well when the clock changes.

Professor Ben Corry

News, Research story | 4 Apr 2024

‘Force-sensing’ protein could help better treat diseases that cause seizures

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have made a discovery about a little understood protein in the human body that could help treat diseases that cause seizures, including epilepsy.

Dr Mulu Woldegiorgis.

Research story | 28 Mar 2024

Almost one-in-five suffering from long COVID

Researchers found 90 per cent of the study participants with long COVID reported experiencing multiple symptoms.

Dr Chelisa Cardinez, left, and Rebecca Davey in a research lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research

Research story | 26 Mar 2024

Gene discovery offers new hope for Aussies living with chronic skin disease

Scientists from The Australian National University have discovered a gene mutation is responsible for causing psoriasis.

Riccardo Natoli with some of his mentees: From back row, left to right: Sarah Farzadi, Natoli, Rakshanya Sekar, Adrian Cioanca, Nicholas Bariesheff.

Research story | 21 Mar 2024

Generosity of spirit and time make this mentor shine

What makes Associate Professor Riccardo Natoli special?