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Today the University of Queensland (UQ) Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2018 celebrated 2019 Match Day with a 93% Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program – a rite of passage in which medical school students from around the globe learn who has been selected or matched to a U.S. residency program for...
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Born in Adelaide but raised in northern Scotland, Dr Fiona Simpson joined the workforce at the tender age of 12. “After my father died, my mother was left to raise four daughters on a widow’s pension,” Dr Simpson explains. “It was a struggle, so I started working in petrol stations, washing dishes and cleaning out...
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“Unfortunately, exactly how vitamin D influences brain structure and function is not well understood, so it has remained unclear why deficiency causes problems.” Dr Burne’s team found that vitamin D levels affect a type of ‘scaffolding’ in the brain, called perineuronal nets. “These nets form a strong, supportive mesh around certain neurons, and in doing...
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Two clinical trials for rare cancer treatments and a dialysis education program led by University of Queensland researchers have been awarded more than $7.6 million in grants. The funding is part of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Clinical Trials program. A $3.5 million grant will fund Mater Research...
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The Class of 2018 become graduates of UQ Ochsner on November 17th, 2018. The Culmination events are held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Genetic research aimed at improving healthcare will be the focus of the University of Queensland’s new Genome Innovation Hub. UQ Deputy Vice‐Chancellor (Research) Professor Robyn Ward said the $6.6 million Hub was a collaborative research centre that would develop projects between leading UQ scientists, industry, government bodies and international academics. “It will harness the genomics...
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Release Date: March 16, 2018 NEW ORLEANS – The University of Queensland (UQ) – Ochsner Clinical School 2017 graduating class celebrated Match Day results with an impressive 95 percent Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which is comparable to other medical schools in the U.S. Students matched into residency training programs at...
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