2012 News archive

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December 2012
Postgraduate student success   View Summary
3 December 2012
Michael DoltonFaculty of Pharmacy PhD student Michael Dolton has won the best mid-candidature PhD presentation award.
November 2012
Superbugs blasted by aerosols   View Summary
28 November 2012
SuperbugsBlasting superbugs with tiny nano-sized antibiotics delivered via powder aerosol may be a faster, safer and cheaper way of treating respiratory infectious diseases such as pneumonia or cystic fibrosis, claim University of Sydney pharmacy researchers.
Prestigious appointments for pharmacy staff   View Summary
23 November 2012
Pharmacy entranceTwo faculty staff members, Professor Andrew McLachlan and Professor Kim Chan, have been appointed to influential advisory positions.
Screening the sun   View Summary
22 November 2012
SunscreenCovering up and staying out of the sun for prolonged periods of time, especially in the middle of the day, is still the best way to protect ourselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, claims a University of Sydney researcher.
Associate Professor Parisa Aslani awarded prestigious Thompson Fellowship   View Summary
20 November 2012
Parisa AslaniAssociate Professor Parisa Aslani has been awarded a prestigious University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship. The Thompson Fellowships aim to promote and enhance the careers of academic women.
Disco bacteria   View Summary
12 November 2012
BacteriaDisease-causing bacteria will light up like a fluorescent shirt on a nightclub dance floor in a new rapid detection technique currently under development at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Pharmacy.
International recognition for pharmacy student at FIP conference 2012   View Summary
5 November 2012
RameshRamesh Walpola, a PhD candidate from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney has been awarded the 2012 FIP Young Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical Scientist Groups Grant for Professional Innovation.
October 2012
Pharmacy staff acknowledged at FIP 2012   View Summary
26 October 2012
FIP GroupOver 5000 colleagues from all over the world convened recently at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Centennial Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Grant success for groundbreaking pharmacy research   View Summary
22 October 2012
NHRMCThree groundbreaking pharmacy research projects have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) grants and a young Faculty of Pharmacy academic has received the prestigious Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellowship.
World Mental Health Day   View Summary
10 October 2012
Mental HealthDr Claire O'Reilly writes about World Mental Health Day, 10 October, which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues and the increased role of the pharmacist in providing mental health care.
Emeritus Professor Thomas (Tom) R Watson, 1927-2012   View Summary
9 October 2012
Emeritus Professor Watson The Faculty of Pharmacy would like to acknowledge one of our esteemed pharmacy alumni and former leaders. Emeritus Professor Watson, who passed away last week, was one of the first recipients of the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmacy at the University in 1956.
Dean reappointed and two new staff join faculty   View Summary
2 October 2012
Professor Iqbal RamzanProfessor Iqbal Ramzan has been reappointed as Dean following a successful previous five years in the role and two new academic staff members have joined the faculty.
September 2012
Pharmacists prescribe a summer camp   View Summary
25 September 2012
SydPicThe mysteries of commonly used medicines, topical ointments and creams will be revealed to the students who attend the inaugural Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp (SydPIC).
Pharmacy students inspiring future rural health workers   View Summary
18 September 2012
Wilcannia visitPharmacy students have visited a remote outback town as part of a program to encourage school students to consider a career in the health care industry.
Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp (SydPIC)   View Summary
10 September 2012
SydPICSydPIC is a camp for indigenous high school students that incorporates pharmacy workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips that will give students a taste of university education and a career in pharmacy.
August 2012
Master of Pharmacy Information Sessions   View Summary
29 August 2012
Master of PharmacyAre you considering applying for the Master of Pharmacy in 2013? Come to our important information sessions to find out more about this innovative postgraduate entry program.
Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
16 August 2012
USydAre you interested in postgradate study in the area of pharmacy and health? Come along to our postgraduate information evening on September 6.
The Health Workforce in 2025   View Summary
7 August 2012
HWAHealth professionals and those considering careers in the health sector, need to have an eye on the future. Join us for this informative postgraduate conversation series being held on August 16.
Ginger muscles in on diabetes   View Summary
7 August 2012
GingerGinger, the common spice and ancient Asian remedy, could have the power to help manage the high levels of blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic patients, a Faculty of Pharmacy study reports.
July 2012
Fat gives nanoparticles a fighting chance   View Summary
26 July 2012
Doctor Wojciech Chrzanowski Inhalable and thermo-responsive, fat encased nanoparticles have been developed by researchers at the University of Sydney as possible treatment for lung cancer.
Faculty Seminar Series Semester 2   View Summary
24 July 2012
SeminarJoin us for a series of informative and exciting seminars on current research with guest speakers from the Faculty of Pharmacy and collaboration partners.
Party drug grabs brain protein   View Summary
18 July 2012
PillsThe party drug known as GHB or 'fantasy' binds to a special protein in the brain according to pharmacy researchers from the University of Sydney
Register for upcoming Pharmacy Alumni Events    View Summary
11 July 2012
University of SydneyRegister here for the Dean's Dubbo Cocktail Reception and the 1952 Materia Medica 60 Year Reunion
The act of giving does make a difference   View Summary
6 July 2012
Maurice RenshawThe Faculty of Pharmacy has recently been the recipient of a generous gift from a donor who is committed to finding a much-needed breakthrough in asthma treatment.
June 2012
Pharmacy Research Innovations Dinner a success!   View Summary
27 June 2012
Professor Fiona WoodThe Faculty of Pharmacy held a very successful fundraising dinner at MacLaurin Hall on 18 May. 180 guests attended the black-tie event which aimed to raise much needed funding for innovative cancer research being undertaken by the Faculty.
Faculty Awards Ceremony   View Summary
27 June 2012
Award winnerThe Faculty of Pharmacy recently celebrated the achievements of its students with the annual awards ceremony, held in the Sutherland Room in the Holme Building on campus.
Pharmacy talent recognised   View Summary
14 June 2012
Parisa and RanaTwo projects run by the Faculty of Pharmacy have won awards at the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) ceremony.
Poll shows growing public trust in pharmacy   View Summary
14 June 2012
PharmacistA recent article in Pharmacy News highlights data from the latest Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey, shows the public's trust in pharmacists has increased over the last 12 months.
Complementary funding   View Summary
14 June 2012
PharmacyPharmacy Daily recently covered Blackmores' announcement about providing funding for research to be undertaken within the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy student wins John A Lamberton Research Scholarship   View Summary
12 June 2012
Vivian imageVivian Wan Yu Liao, a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Pharmacy, has been awarded a John A Lamberton Research Scholarship.
Ancient berry could fight diabetic blindness   View Summary
7 June 2012
Professor Basil Roufogalis and Min SongThe ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes according to studies conducted by University of Sydney researchers.
Rebecca Mackay named winner of the Pharmacy Student of the Year competition   View Summary
6 June 2012
PSOTY winnerFinal year student Rebecca Mackay has won the University of Sydney 2012 Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) competition
Under the influence of magnetic drugs   View Summary
4 June 2012
Dr Nial WheatePharmacists at the University of Sydney believe they have discovered a method for magnetically directing drugs through the body.
May 2012
Register for pharmacy reunion - class of 1982   View Summary
1 May 2012
You are invitedPlease join us to celebrate this 30 year reunion with an evening of drinks and canapes while you reunite with fellow classmates from 1982.
April 2012
Registrations close this week!   View Summary
27 April 2012
PharmacyBuy your tickets now, will close on Friday 11 of May
Improving medicine selection for older people   View Summary
11 April 2012
Medicine reviewsAustralian Family Physician magazine has published an article by several of our academics from the Faculty of Pharmacy that examines whether we need an Australian classification for inappropriate medicines use.
Omega 3 fights cancer   View Summary
11 April 2012
CancerOmega 3 may be able to block the path of primary cancer tumors, according to University of Sydney pharmacy researchers.
Fatty acids fight cancer spread   View Summary
10 April 2012
Professor Michael Murray in labTiny agents found in omega-3 could potentially be used to block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing the advance to secondary stage cancers according to pharmacy researchers at the University of Sydney.
Faculty of Pharmacy Foundation AGM notice   View Summary
4 April 2012
Uni Syd logoThe Faculty of Pharmacy Foundation Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 4pm, Monday 16 April 2012.
March 2012
Faculty Seminar Series   View Summary
23 March 2012
SeminarJoin us for a series of informative and exciting seminars on current research with guest speakers from the Faculty of Pharmacy and collaboration partners.
Gold used as safe driver of cancer drug   View Summary
21 March 2012
Dr Nial WheateGold nanoparticles can be used as delivery vehicles for platinum anticancer drugs, improving targeting and uptake into cells, according to research published by a Faculty of Pharmacy academic.
Gold used as safe driver of cancer drug   View Summary
21 March 2012
Dr Nial WheateGold nanoparticles can be used as delivery vehicles for platinum anticancer drugs, improving targeting and uptake into cells, according to research published by a Faculty of Pharmacy academic
Equity Fellowships help to see 'trees and the wood'   View Summary
19 March 2012
Dr Lorraine SmithDr Lorraine Smith from the Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the University of Sydney academics that have been recognised with Equity Fellowships to support them in focusing fully on research.
What You Need To Know About Generic Medicines   View Summary
19 March 2012
Generic MedicinesProfessor Andrew McLachlan provides advice on generic medicines for a story by Life Hacker Australia.
Greatest Challenges Facing Healthcare   View Summary
14 March 2012
University of Sydney logoRegister here to attend this informative roundtable session for existing or prospective health professionals
February 2012
Faculty of Pharmacy 2012 pre-graduation cocktail reception   View Summary
22 February 2012
GraduationPlease join us at the Faculty of Pharmacy for an evening of cocktails and canapes on the eve of your graduation. We look forward to celebrating your achievements.
January 2012
Identification of the death cap mushroom   View Summary
30 January 2012
Poisonous mushroomsIn an interview with the Chinese newspaper, Australian New Express Daily, Dr George Li warns of the dangers of consuming mushroom and plants that could be poisonous.
The friendly pharmacist   View Summary
30 January 2012
University of SydneyRadio 2GB has interviewed Professor Andrew McLachlan regarding medicinal and pharmaceutical matters.
Success for Pharmacy Honours students   View Summary
9 January 2012
2011 Honours studentsThe Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours graduates from 2011 have more to celebrate than just being on holidays. The final year cohort has attained outstanding results across the board, with a record number achieving first class Honours and medals.
Leading thinkers in natural medicines meet for two day conference   View Summary
9 January 2012
ConferenceLeading thinkers in natural medicines and biological science fields will meet for a two day in-depth discussion on the discovery and development of therapeutic natural medicines and the new opportunities they present.