Health sciences news

  • Summer graduation in full swing
    ​​4501 AUT students graduate this week and 3107 of them will be attending a graduation ceremony at the Aotea Centre. With fabulous weather forecast all week, two days have passed and there are two more days of graduation ceremonies to come. 
  • AUT Health officially opens
    AUT Health, Auckland University of Technology’s clinical services hub based near AUT North Campus, was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor yesterday. He was joined by North Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Professor Max Abbott, as well as staff, industry partners and neighbouring health providers.
  • New fatigue fighting tool offers MS patients hope
    A new app is now available to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS) cope with fatigue. The app, MS Energise, launched last week and uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles to help users self-manage the fatigue they experience as a result of their condition.
  • Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
    A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

    The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
  • Rural medicine school well intended but misplaced
    National’s election announcement of funding to establish a new school of rural medicine is well intended but misplaced, according to Auckland University of Technology Dean of Health and Environmental Sciences Professor Max Abbott.
  • Pacific mental health expert scoops national leadership award

    Dr Monique Faleafa was last week named winner of the 2017 eHealth Innovation Leadership Award by AUT’s Centre for eHealth.  

    The award is conferred annually to a recipient who embodies innovation, implementation and forward thinking leadership in eHealth in New Zealand, and the Centre’s awards committee was unanimous in their selection of Dr Faleafa, Chief Executive of Le Va. 
  • United Nations to review the state of NZ racism
    A New Zealand collective will today present to the United Nations in Geneva, drawing attention to the existence, prevalence and entrenchment of institutional racism targeting Māori in Aotearoa. 
  • Third med school a “shag on a rock” says professor
    Professor Max Abbott, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), says a third medical school at Waikato University would be a “shag on a rock” and will not address urgent, longer-term rural health needs. 
  • International Day of the Midwife
    AUT celebrates 10 years of educating student midwives at Middlemore Hospital as part of a unique collaboration with Counties Manukau Health.
  • Top paramedics compete in Ferno Sim Challenge
    Australasia’s top paramedics assembled at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to compete in the annual Ferno Sim Challenge – a world-class, high-fidelity, emergency response simulation designed to test their mettle and clinical skills.
  • AUT academic awarded Young Psychologist of the Year
    Dr Alice Theadom, Deputy Director of AUT’s National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN), has been honoured by the New Zealand Psychological Society for her research accomplishments.
  • Tourism NZ honour for AUT academic
    Tourism New Zealand has recognised AUT Associate Professor Erica Hinckson for her efforts in attracting a world-class academic conference to New Zealand.
  • Why nature is good for us
    New Zealanders increasingly live, work and play in human-built environments. Over 80% of our population lives in urban areas. For most of us, our food comes via supermarkets instead of growing our own, and we spend increasing amounts of time indoors – at home and at work. Conversely, we are seeing growing rates of mental health issues in our people. More and more of us seem to be struggling to live healthy and fulfilling lives, content with who we are and how we are living.

Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.39pm

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