2014 News archive

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December 2014
New Professor of eHealth   View Summary
4 December 2014
Tim ShawTim Shaw will be joining the Faculty next year to take up the position of Professor in eHealth.
Grant success for Professor Dale Bailey   View Summary
1 December 2014
Sydney VitalProfessor Dale Bailey from Medical Radiation Sciences was part of a team which was awarded a grant of $6.4 million over five years from the Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW).
November 2014
New book explores complexities of autism   View Summary
26 November 2014
Joanne ArciuliAssociate Professor Joanne Arciuli, along with Macquarie University's Dr Jon Brock, has recently released a new book titled 'Communication in Autism'.
Sally Crossing awarded honorary doctorate   View Summary
26 November 2014
Sally CrossingSally Crossing (AM) has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Health Sciences today.
Breast cancer rehabilitation and consumer advocacy   View Summary
24 November 2014
Sally Crossing, Kathryn Refshauge and Sharon KilbreathClose to 70 people including researchers, clinicians, advocacy and support groups and breast cancer survivors attended the Faculty of Health Sciences' Sydney Ideas lecture last Wednesday.
Chancellor visits Cumberland campus   View Summary
20 November 2014
Belinda HutchinsonUniversity of Sydney Chancellor, Belinda Hutchinson AM and Senate member James Flynn toured Cumberland campus on Tuesday.
Dr Michael Millington releases new book   View Summary
10 November 2014
Dr Michael MillingtonDr Michael Millington has recently completed the book 'Families in rehabilitation counseling: A community-based approach'.
Faculty of Health Sciences receives funding grants   View Summary
10 November 2014
Professor Mark OnslowUniversity of Sydney researchers, including those from the Faculty of Health Sciences, have been recognised among Australia's best with the announcement of more than $32 million in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
October 2014
Faculty signs Memorandum of Understanding agreements with Singapore and China   View Summary
30 October 2014
Michelle Lincoln shakes hands after signing of MoUThe Faculty of Health Sciences has signed two new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with counterparts in Singapore and China.
World Health Organization Centre launch   View Summary
29 October 2014
silhouettes jumpingThe World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre (CC) in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care will be launched at an official function at the University of Sydney tonight.
University of Sydney researchers lead global forum to treat low back pain   View Summary
17 October 2014
illustration of lower back with illuminated spineA team of academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences recently returned from Brazil and the 13th International Forum on Low Back Pain Research in Primary Care. The 2014 conference was the first time this important event has been organised and led by academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Country towns produce the biggest crop of footy stars   View Summary
5 October 2014
Men playing NRL rugbyThe NRL grand final is shaping up as a Sydney city showdown, but new research from the University of Sydney confirms country footy clubs are the League's lifeline, and breed more professional Rugby League stars than the major cities.
September 2014
Exhibition Murder Ball match wows crowd at Cumberland   View Summary
25 September 2014
NSW gladiators murder ball teamCumberland campus played host to the NSW Gladiators wheelchair rugby team today.
New Honorary Professor in the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences   View Summary
24 September 2014
Dr Georges El FakhriGeorges El Fakhri, Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School has been appointed an Honorary Professor in the discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
1000 Norms Project tests first Norm   View Summary
22 September 2014
Members of Harry's Shed12 members of 'Harry's Shed', a Men's Shed group based in Canada Bay, were tested as part of the 1000 Norms Project today, including 87-year-old Norm Shopland, the Project's first real "Norm".
Dr Niamh Moloney receives Sydney Southeast Asia Centre grant   View Summary
19 September 2014
Dr Niamh MoloneyDr Niamh Moloney along with a team of researchers from the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and Hanoi Medical University were awarded one of four Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) cluster research grants.
Local Federal Member visits Cumberland Campus   View Summary
18 September 2014
Kathryn Refshauge and Craig Laundy MPDean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Kathryn Refshauge, today hosted the local Federal Member, Craig Laundy MP, on campus taking him on a tour of the world-class teaching and research facilities at the University of Sydney Cumberland Campus.
Academic and sporting excellence recognised   View Summary
9 September 2014
Adam ElliotThe Faculty of Health Sciences is proud to congratulate Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) student Adam Elliott, who has been named a member of the National Rugby League's (NRL) 2014 National Youth Competition (NYC) Academic Team of the Year.
August 2014
Learning from the leaders: University of Sydney Health students get hands on   View Summary
27 August 2014
Jillian Skinner and menteeThe NSW Minister for Health is one of nineteen high-profile leaders in the health sector signed up to help high-achieving health students at the University of Sydney develop their leadership skills as part of a final year mentoring program.
Five minutes with Xuan Luu   View Summary
4 August 2014
Xuan LuuXuan Luu is a PhD candidate in the Disability and Community Faculty Research Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health.
Tactile study conducted at FHS shortlisted for award at international conference   View Summary
4 August 2014
Eurohaptics conferenceResearch by Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic from the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health was shortlisted for the best paper award at the International Conference on Touch Eurohaptics in Versailles, France in June.
July 2014
Developing the next generation of Socceroos   View Summary
4 July 2014
Denny NoorNew research from The University of Sydney claims that it is possible to teach the perfect strike if coaches properly understand the science behind soccer kicking technique.
Helping students to concentrate at school   View Summary
2 July 2014
Student with childTwo third year Bachelor of Health Sciences students have been placed at Dubbo West Public School for the past seven weeks.
June 2014
Faculty three minute thesis winner heads to finals   View Summary
30 June 2014
Maria Eliza Aguila and Dean Kathy RefshaugeOn Thursday 26 June the Faculty of Health Sciences held its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Cumberland campus.
Helping students to concentrate at school   View Summary
26 June 2014
Student with childTwo third year Bachelor of Health Sciences students have been placed at Dubbo West Public School for the past seven weeks.
To stay or go: living with a disability in rural Australia   View Summary
19 June 2014
Rural sceneRural families in Western NSW who have a child with a disability are faced with difficult decisions about whether or not to stay in their communities, according to a study by the University of Sydney.
New book diagnoses Australia's policy failures in health care   View Summary
17 June 2014
Stephanie ShortAustralia is sleepwalking down the US path; headed towards a two-tiered health care system that is increasingly inequitable, warns leading Australian health academics and authors of the highly regarded book, Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis.
Art exhibition focuses on meaningful participation in occupations   View Summary
13 June 2014
Image of the world made of buttonsOn Thursday 5 June the Discipline of Occupational Therapy hosted an exhibition showcasing artwork produced by Faculty of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Applied Science (OT) students.
FHS to send students to Indonesia under New Colombo Plan   View Summary
12 June 2014
Dr Charlotte ScarfFaculty of Health Sciences students will have the opportunity to undertake volunteer placements in Indonesia under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan (NCP).
Faculty staff and alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours   View Summary
12 June 2014
Queen Elizabeth IITwo members of staff and two alumni were recognised for their distinguished service to health in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Monitoring and evaluation integral to NDIS success   View Summary
6 June 2014
hand on wheelchairExperts from three leading Australian universities agree the rollout of the NDIS can stay on track with careful monitoring and evaluation
Faculty expands discussions for collaboration in Saudi Arabia   View Summary
5 June 2014
people at booths in hall In April, the Faculty of Health Sciences sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia to explore opportunities for student recruitment and research collaboration
Journalists observe FHS research activities in preparation for AFC Asian Cup coverage   View Summary
3 June 2014
group of people observing a person on a rowing simulatorAs part of the lead up to the AFC Asian Cup in January 2015, a delegation of international sports media visited the Faculty of Health Sciences on Tuesday 27 May 2014, to better understand the faculty's research activities in exercise & sport science.
May 2014
Abs hold the secret to sweating it out   View Summary
29 May 2014
smiling manA University of Sydney study has uncovered new temperature sensors in the abdominal area of the body that are responsible for independently altering our sweat output.
Faculty Awards Night honours students, alumni and staff   View Summary
23 May 2014
Jordan O'ReillyLast night the Faculty of Health Sciences held its annual Awards Night in MacLaurin Hall at the University of Sydney. These awards are held to recognise students, staff and alumni who have excelled in their work as well as their contributions to the community.
Professor Glen Davis appointed Adjunct Professor   View Summary
19 May 2014
Professor Glen DavisDr Glen Davis has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
What will it take to get health reform?   View Summary
7 May 2014
Kathy Refshauge on stage at the Dean's ReceptionHow can educators, clinicians, researchers and regulators meet the changing health needs of the community? How do we build a sustainable health workforce for Australia both now and into the future?
Huge success for OT research showcase   View Summary
2 May 2014
Green blobHealth Sciences hosted an Occupational Therapy Research Showcase at Cumberland campus on Wednesday 30 April.
Picture of health: expert panel debate future of health reform   View Summary
1 May 2014
Panel members from Dean's ReceptionEminent health experts agreed on the need for Australia's health care system to put the patient at the centre of any reforms during a forum held at the University of Sydney yesterday.
April 2014
We're all in the waiting room on the federal government's health policy   View Summary
28 April 2014
StethoscopeSince coming to power last year, the federal government has not offered the community a health policy or even a story about what it intends to do. Instead, we are saturated with pronouncements that healthcare as we know it is unsustainable, meaning that the annual costs grow at a rate faster than our growth in productivity.
Forgotten families following workplace death   View Summary
28 April 2014
Picture of steelUniversity of Sydney academics are advocating for a greater focus on the emotional, physical and financial toll of sudden workplace death on surviving families.
FHS staff receive half of VC awards   View Summary
23 April 2014
Professor Leanne TogherFaculty of Health Sciences staff have been recognised with four awards, one in each category, in the Vice Chancellor's Awards for Learning and Teaching. Eight awards were distributed throughout the University as a whole.
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.