2011 News archive

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December 2011
Pharmacy academic appointed to government advisory committee   View Summary
7 December 2011
Dr Ramin RohanizadehDr Ramin Rohanizadeh, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Medical Devices (ACMD) at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
November 2011
Caffeine and the pill   View Summary
30 November 2011
CaffeineRESEARCHERS at the University of Sydney are warning women about the dangers of combining caffeine, oral contraceptives and smoking.
Dr Lorraine Smith awarded University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship   View Summary
30 November 2011
Lorraine SmithDr Lorraine Smith has recently been awarded a prestigious University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship.
Pharmacy gets funding   View Summary
21 November 2011
PharmacyRecent grant success for the Faculty of Pharmacy has been promoted in Pharmacy Daily
Groundbreaking research by pharmacy academics attract national fund   View Summary
17 November 2011
Pharmacy imageThree innovative and important research projects involving asthma, cancer and drug therapy led by staff at the Faculty of Pharmacy have been awarded coveted National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) grants.
More funding success for Pharmacy at the University of Sydney   View Summary
17 November 2011
ImageThe Australian Research Council has granted funding to a number of innovative projects being undertaken at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
A dangerous combo - schoolies warned   View Summary
16 November 2011
PillsPharmacy researchers at the University of Sydney are warning HSC students to take it easy on caffeine, alcohol and smoking during Schoolies Week, particularly young women using oral contraception.
Pharmacy Alumni Association AGM - Tuesday 22nd November   View Summary
16 November 2011
ImageThe Pharmacy Alumni Association AGM will be held Tuesday 22nd November at 11:30am in the Pharmacy Common Room.
Prescription medicine   View Summary
16 November 2011
prescription medicinesDr Romano Fois speaks to Richard Aedy from Life Matters on ABC Radio National about National Medication Safety Week.
Pharmacy-led HMR push to high-risk patients warranted   View Summary
14 November 2011
pharmacistStephen Carter, lead author of a survey published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, speaks to Pharmacy News.
Pharmacy student receives award at the International Forum on Integrative Medicine   View Summary
10 November 2011
Team at eventThe University of Sydney was a supporter of the International Forum and Exhibition on Integrative Medicine successfully held in Chatswood on 21-23 October in Sydney.
National Medication Safety Week 7th - 13th November   View Summary
4 November 2011
National Medication Safety WeekCommunity pharmacists throughout Australia are invited to participate in the National Medication Safety Week (NMSW) initiative to highlight patient safety issues in the primary health care environment.
October 2011
Student finds diet link to medication   View Summary
25 October 2011
Vidya PereraVidya Perera, a final year PhD student has been interviewed for the Inner West Courier and ABC Radio National
Save the date- Pharmacy Research Innovations Dinner 2012: Cancer   View Summary
24 October 2011
Save the date imageJoin us for the inaugural Faculty of Pharmacy fundraising dinner. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and catching up with friends while helping to raise money for cancer research.
South Asians and Europeans react differently to common drugs   View Summary
17 October 2011
Vidya PereraFaculty of Pharmacy PhD student, Vidya Perera has discovered the different diets and lifestyles of South Asians compared to Europeans could lead to the two groups requiring very different doses of medicines commonly used to treat illnesses such as depression and psychosis.
Win an iPod touch!   View Summary
6 October 2011
Win a iPod touchAre you an alumni of the Faculty of Pharmacy? Complete our short 5 minute survey for the chance to win an iPod touch.
September 2011
Pharmacy runner up in Three Minute Thesis competition   View Summary
29 September 2011
Ben BasgerBen Basger, postgraduate research student at the Faculty of Pharmacy, was the runner up in the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held earlier this month.
July 2011
Claire O'Reilly appointed National Vice-President of PSA   View Summary
28 July 2011
News itemClaire O'Reilly, Associate Lecturer and current PhD candidate at the Faculty of Pharmacy has been appointed as a national Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
Dr Betty Chaar appointed President of AAPAE   View Summary
26 July 2011
News imageDr Betty Chaar, lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Faculty of Pharmacy has recently been voted in as the President of the Australian Association of Professional & Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
Pharmacy students in national business plan competition finals   View Summary
22 July 2011
news imageThe University of Sydney have narrowly missed out on winning this year's Pharmacy Guild National Student Plan Business Competition.
Pharmacy granted funding for development of technology to treat lung cancer   View Summary
19 July 2011
News imageProfessor Hak-Kim Chan at the Faculty of Pharmacy has received a grant for $50,000 from the NSW Government.
Information sessions for future Master of Pharmacy students   View Summary
12 July 2011
News imageAre you interested in becoming a pharmacist? Come along to learn more about the innovative Master of Pharmacy postgraduate entry program.
97.7% of Pharmacy graduates secure full-time work   View Summary
7 July 2011
News imageThis year's Graduate Careers Australia report has found that 97.7 per cent of pharmacy graduates are securing full-time work.
Register here for the Dean's Newcastle Alumni Reception   View Summary
7 July 2011
News imageYou are invited to attend the Dean's Newcastle Alumni Reception in August.
Studies on the regulation and testing of Chinese medicines   View Summary
5 July 2011
News imageThe China Studies Centre (CSC) of the University of Sydney is supporting work on the regulation and testing of Chinese medicines in China and Australia in order to inform the safe use of Chinese herbal medicines in Western countries.
June 2011
Pharmacy secures Chinese Studies Centre grant   View Summary
17 June 2011
Pharmacy imageDr Rebekah Moles, Dr Betty Chaar and Jonathan Penm from the Faculty of Pharmacy have been awarded a Chinese Studies Centre (CSC) grant to support their research looking at hospital pharmacists' influence on prescribing in the Western Pacific Region.
Sarah Lawes named as the 2011 Pharmacy Student of the Year   View Summary
6 June 2011
News imageFinal year student Sarah Lawes has won the University of Sydney 2011 Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) competition.
May 2011
Annual Awards Ceremony   View Summary
6 May 2011
news imageOn Monday 2 May 2011, the Faculty of Pharmacy celebrated the achievements of its students and staff with the annual awards ceremony.
March 2011
Mark Rowe, 1943-2011   View Summary
1 March 2011
news imageThe Faculty of Pharmacy would like to acknowledge one of our pharmacy alumni, Emeritus Professor Mark Rowe, who passed away earlier this year. Mark will be sadly missed by his peers and colleagues and his passing is a great loss to Australia's research community.
February 2011
2011 Alumni Achievement Awards   View Summary
25 February 2011
news imageDo you know of someone who should be recognised with a Pharmacy Alumni Award for Achievement? The Pharmacy Alumni Association is calling for nominations for it's two Alumni Awards for pharmacy graduates. Closing date for nomination is Friday 1 April.
Mr. John Bronger honoured in Australia Day 2011 Honours List   View Summary
3 February 2011
news imageMr. John Bronger, Director of the Chemist Works group of pharmacies and member of the Dean's Community Pharmacy Reference group has been honoured in the Australia Day 2011 Honours List.
AAPS President visits University of Sydney AAPS Student Chapter    View Summary
3 February 2011
news imageDr Phil Mayer, President of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), recently visited the University of Sydney's student chapter at the Faculty of Pharmacy, to present on his work with Pfizer and on his pharmacokinetics background.
January 2011
APSA Conference 2010   View Summary
19 January 2011
news imageThe 2010 Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) conference was held from the 6th - 9th December 2010 at the University of Queensland's Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence.