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December 2016
Occupational Therapy students gain practical experience on placement in Broken Hill   View Summary
15 December 2016
A group of Master of Occupational Therapy students recently completed an eight-week placement in Broken Hill.
HDR Supervisor of the Year awarded to Professor Patrick Brennan   View Summary
9 December 2016
Congratulations to Professor Patrick Brennan, Associate Dean of International Research Development, who has been awarded the 2016 Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Supervisor of the Year for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Celebrating International Day of People with Disability   View Summary
3 December 2016
Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. This year, we've met lots of fantastic people through the Faculty of Health Sciences who are living with or researching disability. We celebrate their achievements.
October 2016
Students head to far west NSW to develop innovative aged care service models   View Summary
7 October 2016
Occupational Therapy students arriving in BourkeFour students from the Faculty of Health Sciences have embarked on an opportunity to work with Aboriginal communities in the state's far west.
September 2016
Occupational Therapy student advocates children's rights to free play   View Summary
26 September 2016
"I chose the field of Occupational Therapy because I have always loved working with children with disabilities or physical ailments in orphanages and I could use play as an effective means and end goal in therapy," said Mandi Mills, an international Occupational Therapy student from Colorado State University.
Five minutes with Occupational Therapy student Matilda Freeburn   View Summary
12 September 2016
Matilda FreeburnRecent graduate Matilda Freeburn spoke to us about her experience studying the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours at the Faculty of Health Sciences, why she chose Occupational Therapy as a career and what she is up to now.
Murderball match showcases the value of sports participation for disabled people   View Summary
9 September 2016
People playing murderballDisabled athletes from the NSW Gladiators showcased their skills at an exhibition murderball match at Cumberland campus on Thursday.
Physical activity may offset some of alcohol's lethal harms   View Summary
8 September 2016
runnersStudy gives another compelling reason for people to exercise. New research finds that people who drink alcohol are less likely to die from cancer if physically active.
August 2016
Sydney represented at UN on rights of Indigenous people with disability   View Summary
24 August 2016
indigenous representatives Dr John Gilroy from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy championed the need for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led research on disability at the recent United Nations Expert meeting on Indigenous persons with disabilities held in Geneva.
Getting fit for a good cause   View Summary
18 August 2016
essi group membersA team of 45 Exercise and Sport Science students, alumni and staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences completed the Sun-HeraldCity2Surf on Sunday raising money for much needed causes.
FHS student competes in marathon at Rio   View Summary
12 August 2016
Milly ClarkFaculty of Health Sciences student Milly Clark is preparing will compete in the marathon this Sunday at Rio
Health Sciences student kicking goals in Rio   View Summary
8 August 2016
Chloe DaltonUniversity of Sydney student and Elite Athlete Program member Chloe Dalton will compete against Canada in the Rugby 7s competition semi-finals in Rio tomorrow morning.
Health Collaboration Challenge - Take two    View Summary
4 August 2016
teamworkThe University of Sydney is leading large-scale interprofessional learning. One of our goals is to better prepare students for practice.
Leadership Mentoring Program launched for fourth year   View Summary
2 August 2016
Leadership Mentoring Program menteesThe Faculty of Health Sciences launched its Leadership Mentoring Program at a networking event last Wednesday evening.
July 2016
Researchers to host conference at Sydney Suzhou Centre China   View Summary
14 July 2016
Professor Brennan and Professor Kilbreath have been successful in obtaining funding to host a conference in China.
Faculty of Health Sciences signs agreement with University of Hong Kong    View Summary
1 July 2016
Hong Kong University agreement signingThe Faculty of Health Sciences has signed a study abroad agreement with Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
June 2016
2016 Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Awards   View Summary
17 June 2016
2016 alumni awardsThe Annual Awards provides an opportunity for the faculty to celebrate achievements of students, alumni and staff.
SAGE gender equality in STEMM   View Summary
17 June 2016
STEMM studentsThe University of Sydney is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program and is seeking students to join the SAGE Self Assessment Team (SAT).
May 2016
Landmark report profiles Indigenous and tribal peoples' health   View Summary
5 May 2016
scatsisA landmark report describing the health and social status of Indigenous and tribal peoples across the globe was officially launched in Melbourne last month.
April 2016
Five minutes with Lee-Fay Low   View Summary
29 April 2016
Ahead of World Laughter Day on Sunday 1 May, we talk to Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low, Faculty of Health Sciences, about the health benefits of humour.
Largest gift to the University of Sydney will transform approach to healthcare    View Summary
21 April 2016
The University of Sydney has received a $35 million gift from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation. The gift will enable construction of the main building within the University of Sydney's proposed Health Precinct.
Leading pioneer in physiotherapy awarded Honorary Doctorate   View Summary
8 April 2016
Leading pioneer in physiotherapy awarded Honorary DoctorateThe University of Sydney awarded an honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences to Professor Roberta Shepherd, described as a pioneer in the field of Physiotherapy.
Senior politicians visit Cumberland campus   View Summary
1 April 2016
Dean Kathryn Refshauge with local politiciansThe NSW Leader of the Opposition visited the Faculty of Health Sciences on 29March together with the NSW Shadow Minister for Health.
March 2016
Faculty of Health Sciences academics receive Radiography Editor's Choice Paper for 2015   View Summary
8 March 2016
Academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences have been awarded the Editor's Choice paper for 2015 by Radiography - an international journal of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.
February 2016
Grant success for Health Sciences academics   View Summary
29 February 2016
Brain neuronsThree Health Sciences academics have been awarded funding from MS Research Australia.
FHS launches Leadership and Alumni Mentoring Programs in Singapore   View Summary
23 February 2016
 Michelle Lincoln and studentsThe Faculty of Health Sciences successfully launched two new graduate mentoring programs in Singapore last week.
January 2016
Health Sciences' Dean recognised in Australia Day Honours    View Summary
27 January 2016
Professor Kathryn RefshaugeDean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Kathryn Refshauge has been awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to physiotherapy and to medical education in the 2016 Australia Day Honours.