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16 December 2021
Western Sydney University is pleased to announce a new partnership between the University and Next Practice to establish Next Practice care of Western Sydney Integrative Health (WSIH) – Australia’s first university-based integrative healthcare centre. Located as part of Western Sydney University’s Westmead campus, and within the heart of the Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct, the purpose-built clinic will be open to the public, initially five days a week, 8am-5pm.

10 December 2021
Throughout the last six months, researcher from NICM HRI have featured in the media on topics from dementia, Ayurveda, medicinal cannabis, medicinal psychedelics, endometriosis, exercise and nutrition.
23 November 2021
Endometriosis is known to impact work productivity. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a shift in working practices for many, with an increase in working from home and/or flexible working hours. New research led by NICM Health Research Institute highlights the latest data on endometriosis and the workplace and lessons from Australia’s response to COVID-19.
2 November 2019
A new rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials shows zinc can prevent symptoms and shorten the duration of a community-acquired acute viral respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and flu-like illnesses.

29 October 2021
A Q&A with Dr Carolyn Ee on her career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics her team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Ee is the Jacka Foundation Senior Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, and has been with the Institute since 2016. She is also a Fellow of the RACGP who practises integrative medicine and a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and medical acupuncturist with a PhD in acupuncture from the University of Melbourne.

23 September 2021
To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.

2 September 2021
Western Sydney University is the first Australian university to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Government’s Ministry of AYUSH to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurvedic Medicine. The collaboration will build capacity for the evidenced-based validation of Ayurvedic medicine and aligned inventions such as Ayurveda herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.
26 August 2021
Attracting over 120 attendees, the Medicinal Cannabis Symposium held earlier in August, highlighted innovative research being conducted in Australia, and the key challenges the industry and research still face.

15 July 2021
Researchers at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute have received Government funding to develop a supportive cancer care program tailored to meet the needs of Vietnamese, Arabic and Chinese women living with cancer across Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney region.
1 July 2021
NICM Health Research Institute has featured recently across international media titles such as Psychology Today in the US, South China Morning Post, MSN News, Yahoo! News, lifestyle magazine GQ, Men's Journal, Women's Health to ABC Radio and local papers such as Bendigo Advertiser.

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Ayahuasca – From the Jungle to the Lab
Presented by Dr Simon Ruffell, Psychiatrist and Senior Research Fellow at Psychae Institute, Melbourne.
28 June, 2022, Online (Zoom)