2015 News archive

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December 2015
FHS goes from strength to strength in India, China, Taiwan and the Middle East   View Summary
16 December 2015
Students from IndiaDr Michael Spence, the Vice-Chancellor of the University recently joined a delegation of academic staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences, led by Professor Kathryn Refshauge, Dean of the faculty, to New Delhi, India.
Partnership a win for students and Aboriginal families   View Summary
14 December 2015
Health Sciences student working with kids at CullunghuttiHealth students from the University of Sydney are spending their December break working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and getting hands-on with cross-cultural understanding.
Health Sciences project wins bronze at prestigious educational awards   View Summary
11 December 2015
Reimagine AwardsA team of academic and professional staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences has won bronze at the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards.
November 2015
Mapping of mental health services to improve decision making   View Summary
5 November 2015
atlasThe University of Sydney and partners today launched the Integrated Mental Health Atlas of South Western Sydney, part of an innovative project providing region-wide views of services and support available to people living with mental distress.
Australia Award Fellows arrive at Faculty   View Summary
2 November 2015
Australia Award participantsEleven Australia Awards Fellows from Southeast Asia arrived at the Faculty of Health Sciences on 18 October to research ways to promote physical activity and sports participation in their home countries.
October 2015
Health Sciences Alumnus wins Young Alumni Award for Achievement   View Summary
8 October 2015
Jordan O'ReillyCo-founder of charity, Fighting Chance Australia, Jordan O'Reilly receives this year's Young Alumni Award for Achievement.
Celebrating Speech Pathology Week   View Summary
1 October 2015
Alison Purcell and Stephanie RustonAlumni, staff and friends of the Faculty of Health Sciences came together recently to celebrate the 2015 Speech Pathology Week.
September 2015
University embarks on epic health education challenge   View Summary
18 September 2015
Students participating in the healthcare challengeIt's not often that pharmacy and exercise physiology students share a classroom, but the University of Sydney is breaking new ground in inter-professional learning aimed at mimicking the real-life cases of Australians struggling with heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
August 2015
Athletes score for disability and donors   View Summary
26 August 2015
wheelchair-basketballWheelchair basketball athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport and Wheelchair Sports NSW showed their support for the Pave the Way campaign this week.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students get a taste for research   View Summary
3 August 2015
Scholarship recipients Amy Large and Sarah Hawker working on the 1000 Norms Project in the Sydney PeAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on research experience as part of a new scholarship program.
July 2015
Congratulations PhD student John Warmenhoven   View Summary
15 July 2015
John WarmenhovenPhD student John Warmenhoven wins New Investigator Award (NIA) in June for his oral presentation at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS) conference.
Congratulations Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh   View Summary
15 July 2015
Dr Mohammad RawashdehDr Mohammad Rawashdeh, University lecturer and BREAST researcher, wins the best oral presentation award at the 10th General Breast Imaging Meeting in July.
June 2015
Three Minute Thesis winner advances to finals   View Summary
11 June 2015
Amy Freeman-Sanderson with Leanne TogherCould you explain years of intense research about a specific area in just three minutes? That's what Health Sciences students did on Wednesday 10 June at the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Cumberland campus.
Cumberland campus holds art exhibition by OT students   View Summary
3 June 2015
Image of artworkCumberland campus played host to aspiring artists on Tuesday night at the annual Occupational Therapy Art Exhibition.
$10.8m donation to Sydney Nursing School   View Summary
1 June 2015
Nurses at workAn unprecedented $10.8 million donation to Sydney Nursing School by the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation sees the University of Sydney today surpass $500 million in philanthropic funds raised since 2008.
May 2015
2015 Dean's Reception: New Thinking, New Healthcare   View Summary
5 May 2015
Professor Kathryn Refshauge at the Dean's Reception 2015The University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences convened the 2015 Dean's Reception on April 29, inviting a distinguished panel of health experts to address the challenges we face, and look at some of the reasons for optimism.
Faculty receives Australia Awards Fellowship funding   View Summary
4 May 2015
Silhouette of people runningTwelve research Australia Awards Fellows from South East Asia will come to the Faculty of Health Sciences this October to learn how to apply physical activity, exercise and sports participation as a tool to improve health in their home countries.
April 2015
Research agreement will evaluate new breast screening technology   View Summary
7 April 2015
Mark McEnteeA research agreement to evaluate a new radiological display used in breast cancer screening has been signed between Arcadia Corporation and the University of Sydney.
That's smart! Mobile app promises to bowl over cricket injuries   View Summary
7 April 2015
People playing cricketResearchers from the University of Sydney have developed an innovative smart phone app for coaching or medical staff to monitor injury and optimize their team's performance.
Bringing breast cancer screening expertise to China   View Summary
2 April 2015
Radiographic image of breast cancerInvestigators from the Faculty of Health Sciences, led by Professor Patrick Brennan, will bring their expertise in breast cancer screening to China.
March 2015
New research puts illegal bowling in a spin   View Summary
27 March 2015
Cricket bat and ballCricketers sidelined for illegal bowling action can return to the pitch without losing their spin rate according to a new study by biomechanics experts at the University of Sydney.
New Academy calls on best and brightest minds in health   View Summary
26 March 2015
Kathryn RefshaugeDean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Kathryn Refshauge was inducted as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the official launch in Canberra last night.
Middle East partnership funds pioneering breast cancer study   View Summary
24 March 2015
Clinicians looking at breast imageThe Faculty of Health Sciences has partnered with the Al Qasimi Foundation to improve breast cancer screening and awareness in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Award for digital imaging research   View Summary
12 March 2015
Dr Mohammad RawashdehDr. Mohammad Rawashdeh was awarded the Best Poster Presentation at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2015 Conference in Florida in February.
February 2015
Bringing literacy awareness to schools   View Summary
6 February 2015
Associate Professor Joanne ArciuliAssociate Professor Joanne Arciuli has been offering literacy talks as part of a community outreach activity at local primary schools.
January 2015
FHS student elected to Future Health Leaders Council   View Summary
22 January 2015
Ed JohnsonMasters student and postgraduate teaching fellow, Ed Johnson has been elected the board of the Future Health Leaders Council.
Health Sciences alumni recognised for speech therapy services in Vietnam   View Summary
15 January 2015
Thinh Foundation members receive their awardsLate last year, six alumni of the University of Sydney were awarded medals by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Summer program success for Aboriginal students   View Summary
14 January 2015
Students trying out the simulation labAlmost 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island high school students from all over Australia are attending the Wingara Mura and Bunga Burrabugu Summer Programs at the University of Sydney this week.