2010 News archive

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December 2010
Master's degree with a passion for exercise- Applications close 27 January 2011   View Summary
2 December 2010
exercise physiologyStudy the Masters in Exercise Physiology 2011
Gulf-Australian Symposium: Breast Cancer Current Practice   View Summary
1 December 2010
Gulf Symposium ImageJoint research symposium in Riyadh between the University of Sydney and King Saud University
Joint Symposium: Advances in Sports Health 14 Dec   View Summary
1 December 2010
Joint SymposiumAcademics from the Faculty of Health Sciences will be participating
Sino-Australian Symposium: Sports And Rehabilitation Science 16 and 17 Dec   View Summary
1 December 2010
Sino AustralianPapers to be presented by world leading clinicians and scientists from Sydney and China
November 2010
First Indigenous PhD graduate for Health Sciences   View Summary
26 November 2010
Dr BoltDr Reuben Bolt today became the first Indigenous Australian student to graduate with a doctorate degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences. His research into Aboriginal identity is set to deepen the way Indigenous people are understood in Australia and the rest of the world.
Symposium shares latest breast cancer research   View Summary
25 November 2010
cupcakesThe University of Sydney's Breast Cancer Research Group is holding a participant symposium to share research findings and ideas for future projects with the many women who have been involved in the work of the group.
Study to explore how people with disability and their families navigate advice   View Summary
15 November 2010
person in wheelchairThe University of Sydney is seeking teens and young people with physical disability, as well as their parents and carers, to take part in a research study that aims to better understand how individuals navigate and negotiate advice from health care professionals.
Establishment of Voice Research Laboratory at the University of Sydney   View Summary
10 November 2010
voiceThe University of Sydney this week cements its role as a leader in the area of voice research with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Voice Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Launch of Life-Changing Walk On Program at the University Of Sydney   View Summary
3 November 2010
The Governor General's addresssThe Govenor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC today officially launched the first NSW Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Walk On Program in a ceremony held at the University of Sydney's Cumberland Campus.
October 2010
Dr Canning receives excellence in teaching award    View Summary
12 October 2010
Co-op Bookshop logoDr Colleen Canning has been named as the 2010 winner of the University Co-operative Bookshop Excellence in Teaching and Community Award.
Health Sciences' students looking golden at the Games   View Summary
11 October 2010
gold medalsDiagnostic radiography student Prashanth Sellathurai and master's student Alexandra Croak have achieved outstanding success at the Delhi Commonwealth Games with both students winning gold in their events.
Study aims to understand the workplace experiences of people who stutter   View Summary
8 October 2010
Men in business suitsSpeech Pathology researchers from the University of Sydney are calling for participants for an online study that aims to better understand the experiences of people who stutter and how this impacts on their working life.
September 2010
Congratulations to the University of Sydney HealthFusion Team   View Summary
29 September 2010
student teamOn Friday 17 September, a team of students from across the faculties of health represented the University of Sydney at the 2nd National Australian HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge in Brisbane.
Students gain exposure to global health with international experience program   View Summary
24 September 2010
Nicole Darcy in CambodiaAll students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences have the opportunity to take up an international development placement as part of their degree under a new initiative launched this year.
Last chance to nominate your outstanding teachers    View Summary
23 September 2010
students in lectureEach year we ask our students to nominate staff members who in their opinion are outstanding teachers. So if one of your lecturers really stands out from the crowd, nominate them for a teaching award now!
Best of luck to our HealthFusion Team   View Summary
15 September 2010
student teamA team of students from across the University of Sydney's faculties of health will compete at the 2nd National Australian HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge in Brisbane this Friday.
Controversial study suggests neck manipulation not worth the risk   View Summary
9 September 2010
neck manipulationA study by the University of Sydney has found the 'thrust and click' methods associated with neck manipulation do not result in better patient recovery than milder treatments.
Expansion of radiotherapy services in NSW a win for patients and professionals   View Summary
9 September 2010
radiation therapistA planned expansion of radiotherapy services in NSW is expected to improve accessibility to treatment and open up job opportunities for new graduates entering the profession.
August 2010
Prevention is the best medicine according to Exercise Physiology students   View Summary
26 August 2010
exercise physiology studentsAs a paramedic and a nurse, Amber Jenkins and Fiona Blair work at the front line of health. However after years of helping people who have reached a crisis point in their health, these two are looking for a career change that focuses on preventing people from ending up in hospital in the first place.
Diagnostic Radiography students achieve a first in any Medical Radiation Science course in Australia   View Summary
26 August 2010
diagnostic radiography studentThree honours students from the Faculty of Health Sciences' diagnostic radiography programs have had their honours theses accepted for presentation at the 96th Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago in December.
Mary Stephen's Scholarship in OT launched   View Summary
24 August 2010
OT Alumni 1945Staff along with alumni and friends of the Faculty came together on Wednesday 11 August to celebrate the launch of the new Mary Stephen's Scholarship
Collaboration with University of Poitiers opens doors for up and coming researchers   View Summary
16 August 2010
Rowing research in labAn ongoing collaboration between the University of Sydney's biomechanics scientists and France's University of Poitiers robotics team has been cemented with the awarding of an International Science Linkages grant that will result in the exchange of ideas and expertise in assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of movement.
Students drawn to a role which helps communities   View Summary
11 August 2010
black and white handsInterestingly, as the health care sector undergoes major structural change, these has also been a corresponding spike in the number of people keen to pursue a career in health and give back to the community.
July 2010
Faculty succeeds in ACC Scholarship   View Summary
30 July 2010
Prof. Patrick BrennanThe Faculty of Health Science, in collaboration with the Sydney Medical School has been awarded a prestigious Australian China Council Scholarship
June 2010
New book puts focus on Australian healthcare fundamentals    View Summary
30 June 2010
Health Care and Public Policy bookThe Rudd health reform proposals failed to address the funding fundamentals of the Australian healthcare system according to the authors of the fourth edition of the highly regarded 'Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis.'
Partnership demonstrates the vital role of molecular imaging in combating disease   View Summary
7 June 2010
RadiochemistA new research and educational partnership between ANSTO, the University of Sydney and other leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region demonstrates the important role that molecular imaging will play in unravelling the molecular mechanisms of disease.
Applications now open for 2011 NSW Rhodes Scholarship   View Summary
4 June 2010
Oxford UniversityApplications are now being accepted for the highly prestigious 2011 NSW Rhodes Scholarship which supports students with academic, and community / leadership / sporting achievements to study at Oxford.
May 2010
Launch of the Master of Molecular Imaging    View Summary
31 May 2010
studentsThe University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences in collaboration with the University of Queensland and the National University of Singapore, has launched a Master of Molecular Imaging course that will prepare future leaders in this evolving field.
Health Sciences' Alumni Award winners announced    View Summary
28 May 2010
Vice-Chancellor presenting awardsThe 2010 Health Sciences' Alumni Awards were announced at the Annual Faculty Awards Night held on Thursday 27 May in MacLaurin Hall, Camperdown Campus.
National Reconciliation Week Celebrations 27 May to 3 June   View Summary
26 May 2010
NR WeekReconciliation: Let's see it through!
Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards 2011 now open   View Summary
17 May 2010
worldApply now for these scholarships which support Australia and Asia's best and brightest university students to undertake international study, research or internships opportunities.
Patient safety compromised by interruptions to doctors' work   View Summary
13 May 2010
Doctors ConsultEmergency doctors complete interrupted tasks in a shorter time than uninterrupted tasks and fail to return to 18.5 per cent of interrupted tasks.
Health Sciences student chosen to represent University of Sydney at APRU   View Summary
12 May 2010
michelle jansenMichelle Jansen has been chosen to represent the University of Sydney at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Undergraduate summer program.
Call for further studies on implementing falls prevention programs in the community   View Summary
12 May 2010
Lindy ClemsonAssociate Professor Lindy Clemson suggests that further studies are needed to assess the barriers and facilitators to implementing falls prevention programs for older people in the community, as well as exploring how to make these programs sustainable.
Visiting professor raises questions over disclosure of hospital mortality rates online   View Summary
7 May 2010
Prof. GabeVisiting Professor Jonathan Gabe of Royal Holloway, University of London speaks about his research which explores the impact of the public reporting of hospital death rates on clinicians and managers
New Associate Dean to Increase International Collaborations   View Summary
6 May 2010
Prof. Patrick BrennanProfessor Patrick Brennan has recently been appointed to the newly created role of Associate Dean, International Research Development
Participants sought for trial of new intervention program for children with ADHD   View Summary
5 May 2010
child paintingParticipants sought for trial of new intervention program for children with ADHD
Indigenous Health Interest Group DVD presentation "Kanyini"   View Summary
4 May 2010
BoabKanyini which means "interconnectedness" is the story of Aboriginal people as told through the eyes and experiences of respected Aboriginal elder, Uncle Bob Randall.
Collaboration to improve services in residential aged care facilities through the use of information   View Summary
1 May 2010
keyboardUniversity of Sydney researchers will be engaged in a study of the major information and work process challenges facing residential aged care facilities in Australia under a new research in business grant.
April 2010
Landmark study finds medication errors increase with interruptions   View Summary
26 April 2010
error medicationInterruptions to nurses contributed to a staggering 80.2 per cent medication error rate, including clinical errors or procedural failures..
Entry into residential aged care largely preventable   View Summary
13 April 2010
Aged Care PreventionLifestyle, social and health factors, such as being underweight, having inadequate nutrition or having low social activity, have been shown to be significant contributing factors to the entry of older people into residential aged care.
March 2010
Participants sought for pilot study into driver training for youth with Asperger Syndrome    View Summary
23 March 2010
driving instructionThe University of Sydney's Driver Rehabilitation Clinic is seeking participants for a pilot study of a specialised new driver training approach that aims to assist young people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to learn to drive safely.
Mid-year entry options   View Summary
19 March 2010
Mid YearMid-year entry is available for a number of Health Sciences courses
Research project begins for the provision of therapy services in rural and remote NSW   View Summary
10 March 2010
map of nswDean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn and representatives of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home care (ADHC) today welcomed the start of a major research project into the provision of therapy services in rural and remote NSW.
Parliament house welcomes nation's leading scientists    View Summary
8 March 2010
Science meets parliamentProfessor Dale Bailey from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences has been invited to present at the annual 'Science meets Parliament' event on 9/10 March at Parliament House in Canberra.
New director to boost students' international health experience    View Summary
8 March 2010
World globeThe Faculty of Health Sciences has appointed Dr Alex Broom as Director of the new initiative 'FHS Abroad,' which seeks to give students exposure to invaluable international professional experience in a developing country as part of their degree.
Joint appointment to strengthen allied health research in paediatrics    View Summary
2 March 2010
small childUnder a new initiative former PhD student Joshua Burns has rejoined the Faculty of Health Sciences as a joint appointment with the Children's Hospital at Westmead - a partnership he sees as instrumental to building capacity in allied health research.
February 2010
Stuttering treatments to go worldwide via the Internet   View Summary
26 February 2010
computer keyboardThe Faculty of Health Sciences' Australian Stuttering Research Centre has been awarded a $4,775,000 NHMRC Program Grant for research into stuttering treatments driven by information technology.
Launch of new postgraduate lounge   View Summary
22 February 2010
the loft signThe Loft, the new postgraduate student lounge, was officially launched on Monday, 22 February.
First ever Pink Circle Award for $1million in breast cancer research   View Summary
16 February 2010
Pink circle awardThe National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has awarded Sydney University's Associate Professor Sharon Kilbreath the Pink Circle Research award for exceeding the $1million mark in research funding.
First Australian study to look at Internet porn addiction launched   View Summary
9 February 2010
computer keysIn the first study of its kind, University of Sydney researchers are investigating how addiction to Internet porn affects people's work, finances and relationships.
Researching the untold stories of masculinity and violence in India   View Summary
5 February 2010
Indian skylineThe images from the Gujarat riots of 2002 showing the slaughter of thousands of Muslims and Hindus is not something which the world will readily forget. But what of the stories behind the civil violence, its origins and its impact on health and development in the region?
Health Sciences' graduate tackling Leprosy in Africa   View Summary
3 February 2010
anne robertsAnne Roberts, a graduate of the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences, has spent almost ten years working abroad with The Leprosy Mission International
January 2010
Trial has potential to change lives of stroke patients   View Summary
25 January 2010
Elderly man on stepsA new trial being undertaken at the University of Sydney has the potential to improve the quality of life and independence of stroke survivors through changing the mode of community rehabilitation.
Pushing for improvements in imaging   View Summary
13 January 2010
Brain ImagePatrick Brennan, Professor of Diagnostic Imaging in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is working on solutions to problems that confront medical specialists who deal with images - whether from X-rays, CT, ultrasound or MRI scans.