2014 News archive

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April 2014
Medical imaging collaboration with Harvard University   View Summary
15 April 2014
Associate Professor Roger FultonConjoint Associate Professor Roger Fulton from the Brain and Mind Research Institute has been awarded a fellowship from the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation (HCA F)
Speech Pathology teams up with Compass to provide services to local schools   View Summary
11 April 2014
Children with Speech PathologistThe Communication Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic (CDTRC) in partnership with Compass is sending fourth year Speech Pathology students from the Faculty of Health Sciences to low SES schools.
March 2014
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail   View Summary
19 March 2014
Dr Kieron RooneyGuidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney.
University of Sydney hosts breast cancer consumer event   View Summary
12 March 2014
Professor Patrick BrennanThe University of Sydney Cancer Research Network is hosting a consumer awareness evening today to share the latest developments in cancer research and educate the community about improvements in diagnosis and treatment.
February 2014
NETRAD CT-Scanner opens at Cumberland   View Summary
26 February 2014
The NETRAD CT ScannerThe NETRAD imaging facility, located at Cumberland campus, was officially opened on Friday 21 February 2014.
FHS alumnus to establish Twin Registry in Brazil   View Summary
21 February 2014
Dr Vinicius Oliveira and Dr Paulo FerreiraDr Vinicius Oliveira, an FHS alumnus, in collaboration with researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, and The Federal University in Brazil, has been successful in winning a three-year grant to establish Brazil's first Twin Registry.
NSW parents in world-first project   View Summary
21 February 2014
Woman with two childrenThe University of Sydney today launched a new project which offers two years of free parenting support to parents and caregivers of children with a disability in New South Wales.
Maximising life choices for people with spinal cord injury   View Summary
17 February 2014
smiling people in room of exercise equipmentNSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today visited Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's Walk On program at The University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Leanne Togher elected to board of IBIA   View Summary
10 February 2014
Professor Leanne TogherProfessor Leanne Togher has been elected for a four-year term to the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).
FHS alumni awarded Australia Day Honours   View Summary
3 February 2014
People talking in cafeTwo members of the Faculty of Health Sciences community have been acknowledged for their influence on Australian society in the latest round of Australia Day Honours, announced today by the Governor-General.
January 2014
Professor Patrick Brennan awarded three-year grant   View Summary
30 January 2014
Professor Patrick BrennanProfessor Patrick Brennan has been awarded a three-year research grant from Cancer Australia.
Professor Michael Kassiou elected to AFMC   View Summary
28 January 2014
Professor Michael KassiouProfessor Michael Kassiou has been elected as one of the first members to the Fellowship of Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students taste university life   View Summary
13 January 2014
Students at Cumberland campusAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from as far as Darwin and the Torres Strait's Thursday Island are in Sydney this week for the University of Sydney's inaugural Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program.
Faculty furthers ties with University of Toronto   View Summary
6 January 2014
The group touring the Charles Perkins CentreOn 18 December 2013, the Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed Professor Alison Buchan, Vice-Dean, Research and International Relations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.