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Jasmine Pearson and The Hon Julie Bishop at ANU graduation.

Research into drug checks has won Jasmine Pearson a Postgraduate Medal for Academic Excellent.


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Dr Chi Wing Lai

Media release | 13 Jun 2024

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.

Indigenous Elder Norman Frank holding a model of a proposed Wilya Janta home

Research story | 22 May 2024

Living in a hot box

People often ask Dr Simon Quilty why he turned from medicine to housing to advocate Indigenous Australian health and wellbeing.

Two men wearing masks talk to each in a street in Cambodia.

Academic profile | 20 May 2024

Beyond the classroom: how field epidemiologists are trained

How do epidemiologists keep people from getting sick, and how is this crucial workforce trained?

A baby being breastfed

Research story | 3 May 2024

‘Health for all’: recognising breastfeeding as a carbon offset

Country investments in breastfeeding should be considered a carbon offset in global plans for sustainable food, health and economic systems.

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.

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.

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.

A young woman smoking a cigarette and reading a book

News, Research story | 19 Feb 2024

Research leaves smoking stereotypes up in smoke

A first-of-its-kind national study from The Australian National University (ANU) has debunked common myths about who smokes in Australia and will help provide better support and potentially life-saving interventions for 2.5 million daily smokers.

Professor Ray Lovett is focused on filling a critical gap in the research about cancer and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

News | 3 Jan 2024

Addressing the gap in cancer research

From 2015 to 2019, the mortality rate for all cancers among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was 45 per cent higher than in the non-Indigenous population.

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

News, Research story | 3 Nov 2023

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.

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