Awards and appointments

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Western graduate receives prestigious medical industry award

Western Sydney University alumna and Liverpool Hospital Resident Medical Officer, Dr Lana Nguyen, has recently been announced as the recipient of the 2018 NSW Junior Medical Officer of the Year Award.


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Star-gazing Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith named the first Women in STEM Ambassador

She’s an award-winning astrophysicist, presenter on ABC’s Stargazing Live, an in-demand public speaker, and now Western's Adjunct Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith has become Australia’s first Women-in-STEM Ambassador.


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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and Western unite to support the next generation of technology-capable leaders

Western is one of five universities across Australia who will award up to seven Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships each year to support tertiary studies in technology-related disciplines.


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Two WSU researchers awarded prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

Two Western researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.


Western Sydney University students selected for Millennium Fellowship

The prestigious Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership and advocacy of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Eureka moment for Western Sydney University

Professor Chris Lennard has been nominated in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for his research in forensic traces, particularly fingerprint detection technology.


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The Pulse Appoints Australia’s First Agency Chief Medical Officer

Specialist agency,The Pulse, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Hohenberg as Chief Medical Officer in what is believed to be an Australian first.


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Academia and heart recognised through prestigious scholarship

Four students have been awarded Western Sydney University’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for 2018.



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