|Taking cancer research at Sydney to the next level
|Online submission portal now open
|Seeking feedback on how best to drive excellence, scale and impact of cancer research at the University of Sydney.
The University is seeking input to design new multidisciplinary university-wide initiatives focused on cancer, a national and global priority.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships) Professor Laurent Rivory said cancer is a multi-faceted health problem that presents challenges from basic science to society at large. It is the leading cause of death in Australia, with 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women diagnosed with the disease by the age of 85.
“With more than 1,000 Sydney academics involved in Sydney’s Cancer Research Network, it’s clear cancer research is one of our key focus areas,” he said.
“We would like to find more ways to bring this expertise together in a transformative way, a way that will foster thought leadership and support creativity, innovation and collaboration across a range of disciplines.”
A multi-faculty steering committee is reviewing the current state of cancer research at Sydney, and aims to synthesise its findings and the results of this University-wide consultation as a Green Paper by mid-2017.
Three overarching questions are being addressed
- What should be the University’s vision for cancer research?
- What are the principal challenges and opportunities for cancer research at Sydney?
- What should the University, with its partners, do to help realise that vision?
All members of the university community are invited to provide input via:
- Online submissions - NOW OPEN until 5pm, 6 March 2017
- Direct email to the project Steering Committee
- Town Hall events at various campuses in February 2017
TOWN HALL EVENTS
Nepean Clinical School, Meeting Room 2, Level 3
12.00–1.30pm, Friday 3 February 2017 (video conferencing)
Westmead Institute, Conference Rooms
12.00–1.30pm, Tuesday 7 February 2017 (video conferencing)
Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, Norman Nock Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Level 5
12.00–1.30pm, Friday 10 February 2017 (video conferencing)
Camperdown precinct, Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Physics Rd
12.00–1.30pm, Tuesday 14 February 2017
For more information, visit the Consultation webpage.