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December 2009
Excellence award for joint paper at International Conference of Traditional Medicine 2009   View Summary
16 December 2009
new imageA joint article presented at the International Conference of Traditional Medicine (ICTM) was given the 'Excellent Paper' Award at Symposium 7 of the Conference, which explored the Efficacy, Safety and Quality Control of Traditional Chinese Medicines.
Success for Pharmacy in LIEF funding outcomes   View Summary
16 December 2009
news imageAcademics at the Faculty of Pharmacy have recently been successful participants in securing funding under the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Scheme run by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Pharmacy students develop ethics initiative for pharmaceutical industry   View Summary
9 December 2009
news imageThe students developed a superb series of 'product road maps' that examine the development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products, in an effort to promote socially responsible and environmentally sustainable business practices in this sector.
Database highlights hazardous drug combinations   View Summary
9 December 2009
news imageA University of Sydney project has developed the first searchable database providing information on the potentially hazardous interactions of prescription and herbal medicines.
November 2009
Pharmacy Student Awarded Best Presenter at Cancer Research Network Meeting   View Summary
19 November 2009
news imageFirst year PhD Student, Joyce Gong was recently awarded 'Best Oral Presentation by a Basic Scientist' at the University of Sydney's Cancer Research Network Scientific Meeting.
Bret Church nominated for Peter Dunlop Memorial OH&S Award   View Summary
13 November 2009
news imageDr Bret Church, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Chair of the Faculty's Occupational Health and Safety Committee, has been nominated for this year's Peter Dunlop Memorial OH&S Award.
Advanced Drug Delivery Group awarded 3 year ARC Linkage Grant   View Summary
5 November 2009
news imageThe Advance Drug Delivery Group has been awarded a three year Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, entitled 'Engineering of composite particles to enhance performance in respiratory drug delivery'.
October 2009
Taking Action Together for Asthma   View Summary
21 October 2009
news imageTaking Action Together for Asthma (TATA) is an inter-professional learning initiative for students from the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.
Postgraduate Research Student Conference 1st October 2009   View Summary
2 October 2009
news imageTwenty-one Pharmacy PhD students took part in the Faculty's Postgraduate Research Student Conference to give an update on their work, explain current investigations and outline the next steps for each of their projects.
September 2009
International recognition for Pharmacy student awarded FIP grant for Professional Innovation 2009   View Summary
29 September 2009
news imageClaire O'Reilly has just been awarded the Young Pharmacists Group (YPG) Grant for Professional Innovation 2009. The announcement was made by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Board of Directors during the FIP Congress in Istanbul, Turkey which ran from 3rd to the 8th September 2009.
Online collaboration for Pharmacy academics   View Summary
15 September 2009
news imageThe Pharmacy Education Unit has played a key role in the design and implementation of an online Pharmacy Experiential Learning Database which will allow academics to work together to improve the planning and delivery of experiential learning for pharmacy students throughout Australasia.
Pharmacy students win National Student Business Plan competition - again!   View Summary
9 September 2009
news imageThe team from the University of Sydney have just been awarded first prize at this year's Pharmacy Guild National Student Business Plan competition for the second year running. The competition is an Australia-wide challenge promoting entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.
August 2009
Master of Pharmacy Information Session 11th August   View Summary
11 August 2009
news imageWant to become a Pharmacist? Come along on the 11th of August for information and your questions answered on the Graduate Entry Master of Pharmacy degree.
June 2009
In search of the perfect CMI document   View Summary
22 June 2009
news imageDr Parisa Aslani's current research project is focussing on finding the perfect Consumer Medicine Information document.
Female academics encouraged to aim high   View Summary
15 June 2009
news imageDr Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice in the Faculty of Pharmacy has been awarded one of the University of Sydney's inaugural Thompson Fellowships.
Inter-professional collaboration for asthma self-management   View Summary
15 June 2009
new imageIndividual professions within the healthcare sector will be united for the first time to improve asthma care for patients as part of a new research initiative led by the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Anjana Rao named as University of Sydney's Pharmacy Student of the Year competitor   View Summary
1 June 2009
news imageAnjana Rao, Bachelor of Pharmacy 4th Year, has been named as the University of Sydney's representative in the state-wide Pharmacy Student of the Year competition run by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
April 2009
Customising chemotherapy   View Summary
30 April 2009
news imageCancer researchers in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney received over $630,000 in research project grant awards at the Cancer Research Awards held this week.
Using yellow and purple to detect bacteria   View Summary
30 April 2009
news imageProfessor Paul Groundwater has recently been appointed as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and will be presenting his research on bacterial detection and the design of new drugs for the treatment of psoriasis.
Toronto Professor to talk on drug transport   View Summary
24 April 2009
news imageProfessor Michelline Piquette-Miller from the University of Toronto will be speaking on drug transporters at her seminar as part of the Faculty of Pharmacy's Seminar Series on Thursday 30th April.
Upcoming Pharmacy Symposium on 12th May questions the role of the pharmacy profession   View Summary
22 April 2009
news imageThree of Australia's leaders in pharmacy will take part in the University of Sydney's first Public Pharmacy Symposium for its Pharmacy Alumni on Tuesday 12th May.
Faculty students awarded Rural Pharmacy scholarships   View Summary
21 April 2009
news imageThe Pharmacy Guild of Australia has awarded two Rural and Remote Pharmacy Scholarships to students from the Faculty. Pharmacists play a key role in maintaining the health of all Australians however there is a serious shortage of pharmacists working in rural areas.
$88,000 prize money for Sydney pharmacy students   View Summary
6 April 2009
news imagePharmaceutical companies and professional pharmacy organisations have joined the University of Sydney in awarding over $88,000 to the Faculty of Pharmacy's highest achieving students during a special Awards Ceremony.
Faculty academic joins Australian Drug Evaluation Committee   View Summary
2 April 2009
news imageAssociate Professor Mary Collins from the Faculty's Pharmaceutical Chemistry Discipline has joined the Pharmaceutical Subcommittee of the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC).
March 2009
Honorary Fellowship for Pharmacy Alumni Association President   View Summary
20 March 2009
news imageThe Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney congratulates Ross Brown, who has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University on Friday 20th March.
Faculty secures $50,000 from NHMRC Equipment Scheme   View Summary
11 March 2009
news imageAssociate Professor Dai Hibbs and collaborators have secured over $50,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Scheme.
Asthma research boosted by NSW Asthma Foundation   View Summary
6 March 2009
news imageResearchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney are celebrating after receiving funding from the NSW Asthma Foundation, announced at the Foundation's Awards Night.
February 2009
Pharmacy academic named Chair of Federal Government Committee   View Summary
12 February 2009
news imageProfessor of Pharmacy (Aged Care) Andrew McLachlan has been appointed chair of the Federal Government's National Medicines Policy Committee.
Pharmacy Team design new management program for asthma sufferers   View Summary
6 February 2009
news imageA team of Faculty researchers has designed a new management program for asthma sufferers. Research over the last 8 years has resulted in a new management model for people with asthma, which is effective in producing positive outcomes and health benefits for asthma sufferers.
Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme grant success   View Summary
2 February 2009
news imageFaculty academics have been successful in gaining grants to enhance teaching, processes and equipment in the Faculty.
January 2009
APSA awards Elle 1st prize for the best Pharmacy Practice presentation   View Summary
23 January 2009
news imagePhD student, Elle Feletto, was awarded 1st prize for the best oral Pharmacy Practice presentation at the recent Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) conference in Canberra.
Applications now open for Faculty of Pharmacy PhD Scholarships   View Summary
8 January 2009
news imageDr Alaina Ammit, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, has announced that applications for the Faculty of Pharmacy PhD Scholarships (FPPS) are now open.
Faculty increases its commitment to the Alumni community   View Summary
6 January 2009
news imageThe Faculty has taken an important step to strengthen the bond with its alumni community by creating a new Alumni and Development Officer joint position with the University's Alumni Relations Office.