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What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

In a newly published journal article, researchers with UCRH are among a group of academics that have reported on their examination of the effects of sleep deprivation on our stress responses. Theirs is the first systematic review to investigate how total sleep deprivation may influence autonomic nervous system responses to

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What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

In a newly published journal article, researchers with UCRH are among a group of academics that have reported on their examination of the effects of sleep deprivation on our stress responses. Theirs is the first systematic review to investigate how total sleep deprivation may influence autonomic nervous system responses to

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Brushing up on communication skills

Last week UCRH played host to an intense day of communication skills training for medical interns, international medical graduates and final year medical students. The extensive training session was put

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At the University Centre for Rural Health, we want to work collaboratively to promote health and wellbeing for all people across rural and regional Australia. Over the past few weeks, we’ve joined forces with the Northern NSW Local Health District and the Rural Doctors Network on two fantastic programs, run

Our Multidisciplinary Education Program, more colloquially know as the Wednesday Program, enables students across a broad range of disciplines and universities to better understand each other’s roles and to work in unison. This perspective, known as integrated care, is something we embed in our teaching. We focus on providing students

The latest edition of Public Health Research & Practice, published by the Sax Institute, has been released today. The edition focuses on the theme Global health action delayed: people’s health and wellbeing denied and features an article by UCRH researchers. The paper is entitled Individuals with musculoskeletal conditions awaiting orthopaedic

Call it a cliche or call it a truism, but no two days are ever the same at UCRH. As often as they’re at their desks here in Lismore, our staff (let alone our students) are out and about the Northern Rivers and further afield in the pursuit of our

The Australian Government has announced funding research to better equip Australia’s primary health care system to support patients, especially those with chronic and ongoing health conditions, and we’re delighted that $1.985m of the funding will support a UCRH-led project. Associate Professor Christopher Williams and his team have been awarded the

Curious about what make-up has to do with a rural health centre? The answer is moulage. Moulage is a French word for casting or moulding and refers to the art of applying mock injuries for training medical and health workers, and some of our staff have just brushed up their

Last week UCRH hosted our inaugural Reconciliation Week Research Symposium, which acknowledged and celebrated this year’s Reconciliation Week theme “Now More Than Ever”. The Symposium brought together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, health professionals and community advocates to hear from a range of speakers, exploring innovative strategies for addressing

Last week we held our annual Western Sydney University (WSU) and University of Wollongong Teaching Awards and Student Farewell. The Teaching Awards are a way of recognising and rewarding teaching and learning excellence within UCRH-supported clinical placements. They give us the opportunity to acknowledge the considerable time and effort many

UCRH has launched its first year in review publication, Anatomy. At first glance, Anatomy may be an obvious name for a publication from an organisation which has at its core, science and human health. We see the title Anatomy as something more subtle. A nod to, and celebration of, the

From 27 May-3 June we mark National Reconciliation Week, and now more than ever (the official theme of this year’s Week) it is an opportunity to acknowledge the continuing cultures and contribution that Aboriginal peoples make to the life of this country and to our work at UCRH. We are

Today UCRH hosted another fantastic Baribunmani Wanyi Ngay Day. This youth program, the name of which comes from a Bundjalung phrase that means ‘I dreamed about you’, is designed to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to pursue careers in health. Around 25 students from Mount St

UCRH Director and Head of Rural Clinical School Professor Vicki Flood today welcomed members of the NSW Regional Health Ministerial Advisory Panel, led by Chair Dr Richard Colbran, Chief Executive Officer of NSW Rural Doctors Network, to meet with our staff. The meeting was part of a visit to Lismore