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March 2017

New research being carried out by a UTS Master of Clinical Psychology student is looking to mindfulness to help manage PMS
UTS Pharmacy and CIC collaborators win Best Paper Award
A study which looks at the effects of mindfulness on chronic pain is calling for participants

February 2017

This week we are celebrating Orthoptics Awareness Week, run by Orthoptics Australia. The theme for this year is Orthoptists Australia Wide, illustrating that despite being small the profession has a wide reach right across the country.

January 2017

Pharmacy PhD student Jack Taylor recently presented at the Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference in China
UTS:Pharmacy in conjunction with Ventura Health is offering a PhD Industry Scholarship in professional pharmacy services

December 2016

There are many varied hospital pharmacy roles where collaboration within health care teams is required to make significant interventions and contribute to patient management. Find out more.
The UTS Master of Physiotherapy degree has been approved for accreditation by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and Pharmacy Board of Australia, effective 31 December 2016.
The role of the modern pharmacist is rapidly evolving, reaching beyond traditional dispensing to include expanded roles across community and hospital pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry. Read about Professor Benrimoj's research findings in this area and a UTS: Master of Pharmacy graduate who gives insight into her current role within professional services.

November 2016

The official opening of the UTS:Orthoptics clinic was joined by fellow clinicians, students and staff. UTS: Orthoptics used the event as an opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to those who have supported the discipline and who have taken on students as part of the clinical placement component.
This year's Barometer reports growth in professional services despite neutral confidence in the community pharmacy sector.
Read about UTS: Orthoptics students international placement experiences at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Read about UTS: Orthoptics students international placement at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

October 2016

UTS Clinical Psychologist Dr Lynette Roberts and UTS Microbiologist Dr Catherine Burke have received a top prize from a US science firm to assist their research into the efficacy of probiotics in treating depression.
The school is currently offering 9 PhD scholarships across our current fields of research: pharmaceutical science, pharmacy practice, psychology, orthoptics and physiotherapy. We seek outstanding candidates with excellent academic records to become health leaders of the future, creating new and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems. 
Pharmacy Lecturer Cherie Tsingos-Lucas has developed a new assessment strategy to incorporate reflective learning practices into the curriculum and a marking rubric that enables consistent grading of subjective statements
Become a leader in the future of pharmacy education. UTS Pharmacy is seeking an outstanding candidate to contribute to building a body of evidence around the integration of innovative strategies into health education curricula.
Anastasia Hronis, a 6th year Master of Clinical Psychology student, has won the prestigious Australian Clinical Psychology Association’s Malcolm Macmillan essay prize!

September 2016

Pharmacy professionals, academics, and students came together last night to celebrate innovation and achievement at the annual UTS Pharmacy Dinner and Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award.
Dr Alison Roberts of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has been announced as the winner of the AstraZeneca 2016 UTS Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award for a new initiative that supports pharmacies to better engage with consumers.
Associate Professor Mary Bebawy, internationally recognised cancer researcher and pharmaceutical scientist with the UTS: Graduate School of Health undertakes a Q+A with publication “Women in STEMM Australia”.
To improve detection and recognition of visual and ocular changes in patients diagnosed with stroke, Orthoptist and UTS PhD candidate Michelle Courtney-Harris has completed a validation processes which lead to refinement of a vision screening tool developed by Neryla Jolly.
Dr Alana McCambridge, a postdoctoral research fellow with UTS Physiotherapy (subject to accreditation) is currently researching ‘non-invasive brain stimulation’ techniques in humans to better understand neurological movement disorders such as stroke and dystonia.
A/Prof Bajorek designs a web-based tool for clinicians that decides the best treatment for people with atrial fibrillation or heart arrhythmiamost- the most common causes of a stroke.
NSW Pharmacist of the Year inspired by UTS
Read more about Professor Kneebone’s most downloaded articles in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Dr Caleb Ferguson, of the Graduate School of Health, is leading a study exploring the role of a smart phone app in helping nurses boost skills and knowledge

August 2016

Michael Haswell joins the Graduate School of Health as the Student Services Coordinator, bringing with him extensive local and international experience across varied customer service roles. Before returning to Sydney in 2016, Michael worked in Scotland for over 10 years in the education and hospitality sector and prior to that, for AC Nielsen as a data analyst.
New to the Graduate School of Health, the Master of Physiotherapy (subject to accreditation) is an integrated curriculum, that will focus on the lifespan of the patient rather than the traditional silos of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurology systems.
‪UTS Graduate School of Health‬ academics Dr Caleb Ferguson and Head of‪‎ UTS Clinical Psychology‬ Professor Ian Kneebone and team discuss the stroke evidence-treatment gap in Australia, published recently in journal Contemporary Nurse Edition.