2012 News archive

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December 2012
Centre for Disability Research and Policy endorses 'Make the Right Real' campaign   View Summary
3 December 2012
Asia pacific on globeAs we celebrate the 'International Day of People with Disability' today the University's Centre for Disability Research and Policy acknowledges the great work that is happening to accelerate the ratification and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the Asia-Pacific.
November 2012
New collaboration to fight breast cancer   View Summary
26 November 2012
Professor Patrick BrennanPhysiotherapists, oncologists, psychologists, physiologists and experts in breast surgery and public health have joined forces in a new multidisciplinary research group dedicated to improving the future outcomes and overall quality of life of breast cancer sufferers.
First Hanoi Medical University physiotherapy program to commence in 2013   View Summary
26 November 2012
Miss Lan, Dr Pham, Professor Chau, Professor Brennan, Professor Hahn, Dr NguyenProfessor Patrick Brennan recently visited Vietnam and met with the Executive of Hanoi Medical University and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Saigon, to discuss issues related to the training of allied health professionals in Vietnam.
FHS hosts visitors from the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute at Universiti Sains Malaysia   View Summary
9 November 2012
Visitors from the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute at Universiti Sains MalaysiaOn 29 and 30 October, the Faculty hosted visitors from the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Sydney and Melbourne universities both claim victory at the 2012 Australian Boat Race   View Summary
6 November 2012
university of sydney boat race team with their trophyFor the third consecutive year, Sydney and Melbourne universities each claimed victory in the Australian Boat Race.
October 2012
Our alumni shine in 2012   View Summary
30 October 2012
Alumni awards ceremonyUniversity of Sydney alumni shine in almost every conceivable area, with an impressive range of prime ministers, chief justices, astronauts, surgeons, artists, scientists and Nobel laureates graduating in the University's 162-year history.
Visiting scholar: Dr Pablo Quintero del Rivero   View Summary
26 October 2012
Dr Pablo Quintero del Rivero, Dr Kieron Rooney and Prof Patrick BrennanDr. Pablo Quintero del Rivero has been collaborating with Dr. Kieron Rooney in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science as a visiting scholar.
Science meets Parliament    View Summary
10 October 2012
Elaine Ryan at Parliament HouseDr Elaine Ryan from the Faculty of Health Sciences recently attended the annual Science meets Parliament event held in Canberra. Organised by Science and Technology Australia, the event is designed to put Australia's foremost scientists face-to-face with the nation's decision makers.
Ageing and the city: chronic diseases more prevalent in city-dwellers than country counterparts   View Summary
1 October 2012
Sydney cityAgeing Australian city-dwellers are more likely to suffer from non-infectious chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cancer and asthma than their rural counterparts, according to new research from the University of Sydney.
September 2012
Health Sciences' teachers among best in the country   View Summary
21 September 2012
Graduation hat and text bookTwo academic staff members of the Faculty of Health Sciences will receive national awards in recognition of their outstanding teaching.
The challenges of an extra lifetime in the 21st century: how to prepare for living into our nineties   View Summary
14 September 2012
The Hon Susan Ryan AOIn a Sydney Ideas lecture, co-presented with the Faculty of Health Sciences' Ageing Work and Health Unit, the Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission discussed the challenges associated with rapid population ageing in the 21st century.
FHS hosts Faculty of Health Sciences Executive from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia   View Summary
3 September 2012
Faculty of Health Sciences Executive from Universiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaOn 27 August 2012, the Faculty hosted the Faculty of Health Sciences Executive from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
August 2012
Corporate high flyers: the unintended victims of the paperless office   View Summary
29 August 2012
corporate professionals walkingOffice workers from all professions are experiencing unprecedented levels of neck, back, shoulder and arm pain as an unintended consequence of the paperless office, according to new University of Sydney research.
Kathryn Refshauge is the new Dean of Health Sciences   View Summary
24 August 2012
Kathy RefshaugeProfessor Kathryn Refshauge, an internationally recognised researcher in musculoskeletal pain and injury, is the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Literacy Stepping Stones - Speech Pathology Week Seminar   View Summary
22 August 2012
Ms Karen TrengroveOver 80 alumni and staff attended the faculty's 'Literacy Stepping Stones' Speech Pathology week event at Cumberland Campus on Monday evening.
We thank Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn for her time as Dean   View Summary
15 August 2012
Gwynnyth LlewellynProfessor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, a distinguished alumnus of the University led the Faculty of Health Sciences through an extraordinary transformation during her time as Dean from 2005 to 2012.
Balance and strength training in everyday tasks can prevent falls in older people   View Summary
14 August 2012
older lady with younger womanBalance and strength training integrated into everyday routines could reduce falls in older people by almost a third, according to a new University of Sydney study.
Medal madness for University of Sydney   View Summary
13 August 2012
olympic medalsUniversity of Sydney Olympians have finished with a total of eight medal including a bronze won by a current health sciences' student and a silver medal secured by one of our alumni.
Thank you to the Dean - Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn   View Summary
3 August 2012
Archie Johnson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn and Steven Garton standing together On the evening of Thursday 2 August, over 150 guests gathered in MacLaurin Hall, Camperdown Campus to pay tribute to the outstanding contribution Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn has made to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Sydney during her time as Dean from 2005 - 2012.
July 2012
The impact of 'disabilism'   View Summary
25 July 2012
person in wheelchairA new study led by the University of Sydney hopes to shed light on how the experiences of young Australians with a disability are shaped by discrimination, also known as 'disabilism'.
FHS student claims victory at the Henley Royal Regatta in London   View Summary
23 July 2012
Sasha Belonogoff holding trophy with familyFaculty of Health Sciences student and Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder, Sasha Belonogoff (B.App.Sci. - Ex.Sp.Sci.), and his Australian U23 Quad team members recently claimed victory at the Queen Mother Challenge Cup at the 2012 Henley Royal Regatta in London, England.
Our students & alumni selected for London Olympics   View Summary
19 July 2012
athlete in pool holding ballTwo Faculty of Health Sciences students, along with two alumni, have been selected to compete in the 2012 London Games. Students Krystal Weir (Physiotherapy) and Nicola Zagame (Medical Radiation Sciences) will be attending the games alongside alumni Megan Rivers (Exercise and Sports Science, 2003) and Brooke Prately (Physiotherapy 2002).
Appointment to WHO Expert Group on Health-related Rehabilitation Guidelines   View Summary
12 July 2012
Professor Gwynnyth LlewellynProfessor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy has been appointed as an expert member of the World Health Organization Group for the development of the WHO Health-related Rehabilitation Guidelines.
Practice and teamwork improve rehabilitation outcomes at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital   View Summary
10 July 2012
Group of people smilingA multidisciplinary collaboration have successfully concluded a three year project aimed at improving the outcomes of stroke and rehabilitation patients.
FHS Alumni selected for the 2012 London Olympic Games   View Summary
3 July 2012
athlete rowingFHS Alumnae, Megan Rivers (BHlthSc - Exercise and Sports Science) (2003), and Brooke Pratley (BHlthSc - Physiotherapy) (2002), have been selected to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
June 2012
The future of breast cancer screening    View Summary
21 June 2012
Sydney Breast ClinicIn Australia over 500,000 women undergo breast cancer screening using two dimensional x-ray mammography each year. While existing screening programs have been effective in boosting early detection rates, new technologies are increasingly showing promise.
Our students selected for London Olympics   View Summary
15 June 2012
people in pool with ballOlympic excitement abounds this week, with the news that two Faculty of Health Sciences students, Nicola Zagame (MRS) and Krystal Weir (Physiotherapy), have been selected to compete in the 2012 London Games.
The University of Sydney Health Care Team Challenge Competition 2012   View Summary
13 June 2012
smiling students huggingThe University of Sydney Health Care Team Challenge took place on Wednesday 6 June at Sydney Nursing School, Mallett Street Campus. The challenge, hosted by the Sydney Nursing School, is a cross-faculty interprofessional competition organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). The feedback from FHS students regarding the opportunity to work with students from other disciplines and faculties was overwhelmingly positive.
Could stuttering impact your career?   View Summary
12 June 2012
business peopleWith evidence suggesting working-age Australians with a stutter may be over-represented in certain occupational groups, a new University of Sydney study is targeting young people to find out exactly how stuttering impacts on occupational choices.
Faculty Awards 2012   View Summary
4 June 2012
Dean Gwynnyth Llewellyn awarding Dean's Scholar Medalist Kara StainesThe annual Faculty of Health Sciences Awards Night was held on Tuesday 29 May at MacLaurin Hall, with Professor Archie Johnston (Dean of Engineering and Information Technologies and Chair of the Board of Health Sciences) and Professor Michelle Lincoln (Associate Dean - Undergraduate, Faculty of Health Sciences) keeping the audience engaged as special guest speaker and MC, respectively.
Launch of research network for rural mental health   View Summary
4 June 2012
rural landscapeThe Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is integral to a Collaborative Research Network focused on improving mental health services in regional Australia, launched at the University of New England in Armidale today.
May 2012
3D virtual reality system lights the way for University of Sydney radiation therapy students   View Summary
22 May 2012
Image of VERT environmentAustralia's next generation of radiation therapists will benefit from a new state-of-the-art 3D virtual reality training system at the University of Sydney.
Responding to the needs of disadvantaged rural communities   View Summary
14 May 2012
rural landscapeYoung children and families in the Broken Hill area will benefit from a number of new health clinics to be established as a result of federal government budget funding for the University of Sydney.
Federal budget 2012: expert reaction   View Summary
9 May 2012
Budget 2012 iconProfessor Hal Kendig is Director of the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He analyses what the Federal Budget means for an ageing population.
Greatest challenges facing healthcare   View Summary
8 May 2012
health care professionals consultingOn April 18, over 120 guests attended a discussion of the greatest challenges facing contemporary healthcare.
New measurement tool for clinical trials to help children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease   View Summary
7 May 2012
childAn international study led by the University of Sydney has the potential to improve the design of clinical trials for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a disorder which affects the peripheral nervous system.
April 2012
Moving in the right direction for better aged care   View Summary
27 April 2012
older lady with young personThe Government's aged care reforms are a landmark for setting valuable directions for better care. It's the first such major initiative in more than 25 years - but there's a long and uncertain road ahead.
Improving maternal and child health in Burma   View Summary
16 April 2012
Aung San Suu KyiUnacceptably high maternal and infant mortality rates in Burma are being addressed for the first time in Australia at a conference at the University of Sydney this week.
School shoes lose traction as best option for kids' feet   View Summary
11 April 2012
school shoesParents spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect school shoes for their children, but a University of Sydney study is questioning whether the traditional solid, sturdy shoe is the best choice
4 April 2012
Gabi HollowsGabi Hollows received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sydney in recognition of her tireless work in the field of blindness prevention on Friday, 30 March.
Community forum on revolutionary reform to disability services   View Summary
2 April 2012
ndisClose to 100 local residents attended a community forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme at the University of Sydney last week
March 2012
Novel partnership could transform breast cancer diagnosis   View Summary
6 March 2012
viewing breast xrayAn innovative University of Sydney research partnership with private enterprise could see a radical change in how breast cancer is diagnosed, with the possibility to improve detection rates.
February 2012
Student life gets healthy at Orientation Week 2012   View Summary
29 February 2012
Students with applesWhile many people associate student life with parties and junk food, the University of Sydney is offering its students an alternative with a healthy living focus at this year's Orientation Week.
iPads show the way forward for medical imaging    View Summary
21 February 2012
ImagingTablet computers such as the iPad are becoming more and more popular, but new research from the University of Sydney means they could soon be used in hospitals as a tool for doctors to view medical imaging.
Joint symposium on "Breast Cancer: current practice and future directions."   View Summary
7 February 2012
world newsA team from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy were successful in the 2011 round of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Council of Australian-Arab Relations Grants.
Visit to the College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines Manila   View Summary
7 February 2012
Philippines visitRecently three members of the Faculty of Health Sciences visited the College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM-CAMP)
Applications now open for the Helga Pettitt Postgraduate Award   View Summary
6 February 2012
Helga PettittApplications are now open for The Helga Pettitt FHS Postgraduate Study Award for 2012. The Health Sciences Alumni Association awards $1,500 annually to support an alumni student enrolled in any course of postgraduate study at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
January 2012
Late Round Vacancies   View Summary
20 January 2012
BHlthSciIf you missed out on an offer, there are still limited vacancies in our Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHlthSci) course which has a 2012 ATAR score of 80.60.
First meeting of the FHS international network   View Summary
16 January 2012
FHS International News NetworkThe FHS International Network recently held its first meeting.