10 February 2016 The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians is an Australia-wide study – the first of its kind – into the wellbeing of older people. It maps how older Australians are faring nationally across five areas, including, health, resources, participation and wealth.
1 February 2016 Congratulations to Xian (Phoebe) Zhou and Chris McKeon, NICM’s 2015 recipients of the Best Postgraduate Student Paper Award. Phoebe’s paper undertook a comparison of the herbal root and rhizome of Panax notogineseng. Chris’ paper focused on examining the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial of electro-acupuncture for treating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.
1 February 2016 We extend a warm welcome to our new NICM team members who join us for an exciting and memorable year ahead. Dr Genevieve Steiner, Dr Minjung Park from Seoul University, PhD candidate Zewdneh Sabe, PhD candidate Dianna Porter and MRes candidate Beatrice Venkataya,
21 December 2015 This year has been an extraordinarily busy year. We have celebrated this month 10 years of collaborative research between NICM, the Xiyuan Hospital, and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and unveiled a commemorative plaque for the virtual Australia – China Centre for Chinese Medicine Research and Development at NICM.
21 December NICM PhD candidate, Stephen Penman, has launched a website for a novel research project to develop and evaluate an online comprehensive lifestyle change intervention for common risk factor reduction in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
21 December 2015
NICM’s research has been rated at well above world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia report. The Australian Research Council announced earlier in December its third Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the quality and breadth of university research.
21 December 2015 As we come to the year end, we say goodbye, congratulations and thank you to two visiting scholars, PhD student of Beijing University, Kathy He, and Dr Lily Li, oncologist and visiting scholar from Beijing University Cancer Hospital.
18 December 2015 Congratulations to NICM’s Professor Caroline Smith who was awarded Researcher of the Year at today’s Western Sydney University 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards.
Professor Caroline Smith has made a sustained and significant contribution to establishing the evidence base of acupuncture in relation to reducing the impact of illness relating to women’s health for which she is recognised as a world leader.
16 December 2016 NICM and BioCeuticals embark on a three-year joint research project, which will explore the clinical effect of herbal and nutritional supplements on cognitive function in elderly patients living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
7 December 2015 Today NICM hosted the Integrative Medicine for Neurocognition and Dementia Symposium at the Park Royal Hotel, in Sydney. Bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and industry groups from Australia and China who discussed key challenges and issues relating to integrative medicine research and integrative care for dementia and cognitive problems and related mental health issues.