Emeritus Professor Ian Webster has been honoured with a Prime Minister's Award for his work in reducing the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Federal health minister Nicola Roxon has launched Australia's first national maternity surveillance system based at UNSW.
A UNSW stem cell researcher working to develop a cure for Alzheimers and Parkinsons is the inaugural winner of the Paul Brock Scholarship.
UNSW will train the next generation of the state's frontline public health officers, following a partnership with NSW Health.
With the swine flu pandemic now declared, a new UNSW study will assess how prepared Australia really is.
In a discovery that could lead to new treatment approaches for depression, researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shown that internet-based therapy programs are as effective as face-to-face therapies in combating the illness.
In a world-first breakthrough, UNSW medical researchers have used a simple contact lens coated with stem cells to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.
Professor Philip Hogg has been awarded this year's Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher, for his breakthrough discoveries in cancer treatment.
Sufferers of sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry to people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, UNSW research has found.
Face masks are a cheap, effective public health "frontline" against epidemics such as swine flu, UNSW infectious disease expert Professor Raina MacIntyre says.