International Research Projects - Americas

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BRAZIL

Brazilian Centre for evidence based physiotherapy

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: Collaborate with the Universidade Cidade de São Paulo to develop the Brazilian Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP_Brazil) by: (1) integrating Portuguese- and Spanish-language content developed by the CEBP_Brazil into the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), (2) providing a series of workshops on evidence-based practice for academics and senior clinicians in Brazil.

Partner: University Cidade of Sao Paulo

University of Sydney staff: Professor Christopher Maher, Dr Anne Moseley, Dr Leonardo O P Costa


CANADA

Canada with UK and USA

WUN Public health and climate change network; combining climate change and chronic disease prevention
Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School


Project: The funding will be used to conduct a follow up workshop of the research network created at the inaugural WUN Public Health and Climate Change (PH&CC) Workshop hosted by U/ Bristol in February 2010. The objectives of the proposed workshop include identifying a discrete research agenda, defining research projects and possible funding sources and applying for grants to pursue the goals of the PH&CC. The PH&CC Network is currently considering a NIH call for EOI in climate change and health.

Partners: Bristol University; University of Alberta; University of Bergen; University of Leeds; Penn State University; University of Western Australia

University of Sydney staff: A/Prof Ruth Colagiuri


USA

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Global health and development collaboration with the Earth Institute of Colombia University.

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: Building on existing partnerships between the University of Sydney and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the program will support collaboration on the Millennium Villages Project in Africa and in Papua New Guinea as well as the newly established Global Food Systems Initiative. Areas of activity include faculty visits and collaborative operational research.

Partners: Colombia University

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Joel Negin - School of Public Health
Professor Stephen Leeder - School of Public Health and Menzies Centre for Health Policy


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Hemichannels and gap junctional communication in astrocytes: The supportive cells in the central nervous system

Funded by: The University’s International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School.

Project: This project will allow for collaboration between Australia and the US in glia cell physiology as it relates to stroke.

Partners: University of Washington

University of Sydney staff: Associate Professor Tailoi Chan-Ling - School of Medical Sciences


USA and Germany

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Imaging Receptor Tyrosine Kinase signalling in cardiovascular disease and diabetis

Funded by: The University’s International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School.

Project: This project aims to develop and apply advanced imaging approaches to cell surface receptor signaling systems in cellular animal models of vascular disease and diabetes.

Partners:
European Molecular Biology Lab (Germany)
University of California – David (USA)

University of Sydney staff:
Dr Sabine Wimmer-Kleikamp - Discipline of Pathology


USA and India

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Building a cancer prevention partnership for women in Tamil Nadu, India-linking Sydney Medical School, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA), Cancer Council Australia and Christian Medical College Vellore, India

This project can be found under India


USA and Singapore

Chronobiology Centres network (CCN) PILOT PROJECT

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: Development (with the CCRE, Interdisciplinary Sleep Health) of a network of centres performing key co-ordinated human experimental research in sleep loss and chronobiology. Based at the Woolcock / USyd, Harvard and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore will participate in the CCN. The Woolcock has a unique physical plant with all attendant research related tools. The CCN gains efficiencies and attracts more grants.

Partners: Harvard University; Duke-NUS Medical School

University of Sydney staff: Professor Ronald Grunstein, Professor Peter Robinson, A/Prof Peter Liu, Mr. George C. Dungan II


USA with UK and Canada

WUN Public health and climate change network; combining climate change and chronic disease prevention
Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School


This project can be found in the CANADA section above.


UK with New Zealand and USA

WUN Health Literacy Collaboration

This project can be found in the UK section.