MedNews Newsletter -  Fall 2015
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Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of MedNews

In this issue you will find important announcements about the Medical School along with news from our faculty, partner hospitals, students and alumni. 
Starting this Fall, MedNews is also accessible on our websites under ‘About Us’.
As we are fast approaching the winter break, I take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy break and a new year filled with health, happiness and pleasant  surprises!

George Sycallides
Chief Editor


New Rector elected at the University of Nicosia

Philippos Pouyioutas, Professor of Computer Science, has been elected as the new Rector of the University of Nicosia. Prof Pouyioutas is currently the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and in charge of the accreditation/quality assurance process for the university’s 
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School gains MRCGP[INT] accreditation

by Jill Griffiths, Director of Quality Assurance

The Royal College of General Practitioners has confirmed that the Medical School has been successful in gaining MRCGP[INT] accreditation.

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University of Nicosial to honour past SGUL Principal

The Senate and the Council of the University of Nicosia have unanimously endorsed the proposal of the Medical School to award Professor Kopelman...
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Student support mechanisms

by Sue Chrysostomou, Student Support Officer

Our first cohort of graduating medical students has filled us all with a huge sense of pride and personal achievement.  Being the first cohort... 
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New books by faculty

'Psychology for Psychologists' and ‘Genomic Elements in Health, Disease and Evolution’ are the latest books  by the Medical School’s faculty.
Four Medical School faculty members, Alexia Papageorgiou, Peter McCrorie, Stelios Georgiades and...


Let’s face it. We don’t like feedback…

by Kalia Loizidou, PBL tutor

At the Medical School, as in most Universities, students and academics are evaluated through specific...
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Mobile Clinic on the move

The Mobile Clinic has been very active this year with the support of the mobile clinic club.  Click on the links below to learn about the different expeditions:
 Ormideia village, Let’s talk about sex, To smoke or not to smokeEngomi Elderly Centre, Christmas Fiesta

Conference on male infertility

The Medical School and the Cyprus Urological Association organised a scientific conference with the theme...
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Meet the support officers in US & Israel

by Loong Soo and Yair Itzhar

The School has established support offices in our partner hospitals, ...
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News from our graduates

In this column you can find news from our graduates.  We inaugurate this column with Kai Chi Chan and Paul Johnson, both  graduates of 2015 class.

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New promotional videos

A film crew was recently on campus for 2 consecutive days filming facilities and interviewing students and faculty.  The project is currently in post production and it is expected that by end of 2015 three new promotional clips, one for each programme offered by the Medical School (MBBS, MD and MSc in Family Medicine), will be live on our website.

New Principal at St George’s, University of London

St George’s, University of London has appointed Professor Jenny Higham as its new Principal. Professor Higham was Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs and Director of Education in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.
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Concurrent awards with SGUL in Family Medicine

The University of Nicosia Medical School and St George’s, University of London have expanded their partnership by offering a Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Family Medicine as concurrent awards from both institutions.
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New Foundation Chair of the Dept of Surgery

Dr Panos Economou has been appointed as Foundation Chair of the Department of Surgery following the appointment of Dr George Kanellopoulos to the..

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Prof Karayiannis winner of International Award

The Medical School congratulates Prof Peter Karayiannis, winner of this year’s International Kowsar Award for his...

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RCSE membership exam on campus

by Dr Panos Economou, Founding Chair, Department of Surgery

Eminent surgeons, serving as examiners of the Royal College, travelled to Cyprus and were joined by examiners from the Medical School faculty

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Sheba Medical Center breakthrough on cancer treatment

Two researchers at Sheba Medical Center, the Medical School’s clinical training partner in Israel, have made a breakthrough in oncology.
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St George’s ranks among world’s best universities

St George’s, University of London has been named among the world’s top 200 universities in the most...
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Mice effectiveness being questioned

Results of Innovative Research in Genomics and Biomedicine published recently in the prestigious international scientific journal...
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One Stop Shop
by Student Affairs team

This academic year we have launched a one-stop Student Service Centre to help students with any non-academic related requirements. The Centre..
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Medical School signs MOU with TIF

More than 500,000 individuals are born annually around the world with haemoglobin disorders and a considerable percentage of these...
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Memorial Lectures

The Medical School held two memorial lectures in the last six months: one for Cardiologist Charis Fessas and one for Psychiatrist Neofytos Papaneofytou

School mascot passes away

Our beloved cat Hippocratia, the mascot of the Medical School, has passed away peacefully on September 24 at a veterinary clinic in Nicosia.  The School honoured Hippocratia and buried her in the garden between Blocks A and B.  A marble plaque is placed in her memory. 
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