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International research consortium uncovers novel disorder of copper metabolism in Cypriot twins

August 2023 In a recent ground-breaking study published in Oxford Academic, a consortium of international researchers from esteemed institutions in the USA, UK, Israel, Cyprus, and the Netherlands identified a novel autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism in Cyprus. The research, focused on identical twin male infants born in Cyprus, presenting with a distinctive [...]

International research consortium uncovers novel disorder of copper metabolism in Cypriot twins2023-08-30T12:03:13+03:00

Two new books recently published by faculty members of the Medical School

09 August 2023 Professor Costas Constantinou is the author of the book “Applied Sociology of Health and Illness: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (2nd edition)” now available through Routledge. The book highlights strategies to engage students in exploring the sociology of health and illness through a problem-based learning approach. This fully revised second edition has [...]

Two new books recently published by faculty members of the Medical School2023-10-25T09:42:04+03:00

Paperback edition of ‘Oxford Textbook of O&G’ edited by Prof Arulkumaran now available

19 July 2023 In response to the high demand, particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), the paperback version of the esteemed "Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology' has been released earlier this year.  The hardcover version was first introduced  in 2020, under the stewardship of Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Foundation Chair of Obstetrics [...]

Paperback edition of ‘Oxford Textbook of O&G’ edited by Prof Arulkumaran now available2023-10-25T09:43:03+03:00

2nd University of Nicosia Medical School Student Research Conference

17 July 2023 The second University of Nicosia Medical School Student Research Conference (UNMS-SRC) took place on Saturday, 27 May 2023. It was conducted in a hybrid mode, delivering both physically and via live streaming. The UNMS-SRC was organised by the Medical School Student Society (MSSS) in collaboration with the Medical Students Research Society [...]

2nd University of Nicosia Medical School Student Research Conference2023-10-25T09:43:22+03:00

UNIC ranks #1* in Cyprus and #2** in Cyprus and Greece, in the 2023 THE Young University Rankings

The 2023 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings rank UNIC among the top 101-150 universities worldwide that are 50 years old or younger The 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings place the University of Nicosia (UNIC) among the top 101-150 universities worldwide for the 50 years old or younger. UNIC’s advancement [...]

UNIC ranks #1* in Cyprus and #2** in Cyprus and Greece, in the 2023 THE Young University Rankings2023-07-04T15:53:03+03:00

The Medical School holds its 9th graduation ceremony

29 June 2023 The University of Nicosia Medical School proudly celebrated its 9th Graduation Ceremony at the University’s Open Amphitheatre on Tuesday, 27 June 2023. The event was attended by the Ministers of Health and Interior, the Swiss Ambassador, the Bishop of Tamasos and Orinis, the President of the Cyprus Medical Association, and the [...]

The Medical School holds its 9th graduation ceremony2023-10-25T09:43:45+03:00

France awards highest honour to Professor Loizou

University of Nicosia Medical School Professor Loizos G. Loizou has been honoured with the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” by President of France, Emmanuel Macron. This esteemed title of the Knight in the National Order of Merit of France, is of the highest honours of the French Republic. The award was presented to [...]

France awards highest honour to Professor Loizou2023-06-29T12:06:07+03:00

University of Nicosia Ranks Top in Cyprus and Greece for Good Health and Well-being, by THE Impact Rankings 2023

The University’s impressive 12th position in Europe reflects its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the area of Good Health and Well-Being The University of Nicosia is proud to announce it was ranked as the top university in both Cyprus and Greece and 12th in Europe for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Good [...]

University of Nicosia Ranks Top in Cyprus and Greece for Good Health and Well-being, by THE Impact Rankings 20232023-06-14T15:14:51+03:00

New study reveals cannabis use increases risk of relapse in remitted schizophrenia patients

06 June 2023 According to Professor Michael Davidson, Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Nicosia Medical School, and one of the authors of a recent study published in the prestigious journal Schizophrenia Bulletin titled 'Cannabis Use and Symptomatic Relapse in First Episode Schizophrenia: Trigger or Consequence? Data From the OPTIMISE Study', schizophrenia is [...]

New study reveals cannabis use increases risk of relapse in remitted schizophrenia patients2023-10-25T09:44:04+03:00

The 1st Primary Care Conference highlighted the need for better communication among PDs

The 1st Primary Care Conference, organized by the UNIC Medical School, was successfully concluded on Saturday, 20 May 2023. The Conference brought together General Practitioners from all around Cyprus, who work as Personal Doctors (PD) in the General Healthcare System (GHS). It covered a wide range of current medical topics, such as subclinical hypothyroidism, [...]

The 1st Primary Care Conference highlighted the need for better communication among PDs2023-06-06T11:32:44+03:00

Mobile clinic’s year of impactful expeditions culminates at Cyprus Pride

The Medical School’s Mobile Clinic, concluded its highly successful year by participating in the Cyprus Pride festival on Saturday, 27 May 2023. This event witnessed the collaborative efforts of the Mobile Clinic team, Cy Checkpoint, and the AIDS Solidarity Movement, as they conducted 128 HIV and Syphilis tests. The Mobile Clinic's participation in the [...]

Mobile clinic’s year of impactful expeditions culminates at Cyprus Pride2023-06-01T10:20:17+03:00

Activities and Events for Everybody during the European Public Health Week 2023!

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the University of Nicosia Medical School are celebrating the European Public Health Week from 22 to 26 May 2023. This year's European Public Health Week   aims to highlight the importance of public health and showcase how individuals and organizations across different sectors are working towards addressing "Public health: [...]

Activities and Events for Everybody during the European Public Health Week 2023!2023-05-18T08:36:14+03:00

The mobile clinic joins Episkopi village’s 6th annual citrus tree festival

On Sunday 07 May 2023, the Mobile Clinic travelled to Episkopi village, in the district of Limassol, to participate in the 6th Citrus Tree Festival. The festival was organized by the NGO 'ΕπιΔραση' and the Episkopi Community Council. This provided the attending student volunteers with an opportunity to offer medical services to the visitors [...]

The mobile clinic joins Episkopi village’s 6th annual citrus tree festival2023-05-08T15:04:08+03:00

Newly updated 4th edition of the Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

We are pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of the Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with UNIC Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, as one of the editors. This extensively revised and updated edition of the handbook continues to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for medical students, [...]

Newly updated 4th edition of the Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology2023-05-31T16:03:27+03:00

Earlier introduction of allergenic foods in children may prevent food allergies

Food allergy is an important public health concern, due to significant quality-of-life, as well as economic elements. Its incidence is known to vary between populations, while early introduction of allergenic food products has become a recommendation in clinical practice guidelines, in efforts for primary prevention. According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 23 [...]

Earlier introduction of allergenic foods in children may prevent food allergies2023-05-08T15:41:26+03:00

Mobile Clinic goes to Pedoulas

On Sunday, 26 March 2023, the Mobile Clinic travelled to Pedoulas village in the district of Nicosia, situated on the northern flanks of the Troodos mountains at an altitude of 1,100 metres. Nineteen medical students, under the supervision of Clinical Associate Professor and Graduate Entry MD Programme Director, Danagra Ikossi, performed free diagnostic tests [...]

Mobile Clinic goes to Pedoulas2023-03-27T17:29:34+03:00

New study shows autoimmune and psychiatric diseases are genetically linked

While several studies have shown that autoimmune diseases are associated with psychiatric diseases like depression and psychosis, recent research lead by Dr Konstantinos Voskarides, Associate Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNIC Medical School, investigated whether genetic variants predisposing to autoimmune diseases and psychiatric disorders are genetically linked, constructing the common haplotypes. The [...]

New study shows autoimmune and psychiatric diseases are genetically linked2023-05-02T11:24:44+03:00

Combining the art of cooking with the science of medicine

An Interprofessional Culinary Medicine Activity Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes¹. The University of Nicosia Medical School continues to expand these opportunities for its students with trainees and professionals of other programmes to nurture [...]

Combining the art of cooking with the science of medicine2023-03-20T15:28:27+02:00

Medical students perform ECGs at Kouklia village

On Sunday, 5 March 2023, the Mobile Clinic travelled to the village of Kouklia in the district of Paphos. Twelve medical students, under the supervision of Professor of Cadiology Joseph Moutiris, performed free electrocardiogrammes (ECGs) on 48 patients. "It [...]

Medical students perform ECGs at Kouklia village2023-03-20T15:28:39+02:00

International Condom Day at UNIC campus

On Monday, 13 February 2023, on the occasion of the International Condom Day, the UNIC Department of Student Affairs, the Mobile Clinic, and the Medical Centre, in collaboration with the AIDS Solidarity Movement Cyprus, organised a Sexual Health event on campus. The participants had the opportunity to learn more about safer sexual practices, including [...]

International Condom Day at UNIC campus2023-02-16T11:34:53+02:00

Mobile Eye Clinic Expedition at Koilani village

On Saturday, 11 February 2023, the Medical School Mobile Clinic travelled to the beautiful village of Koilani in the district of Limassol. In collaboration with Pantheo Eye Centre, and supported by the Community Board of Koilani, the team of ophthalmologists and student volunteers performed free ophthalmological examinations to the local population. [...]

Mobile Eye Clinic Expedition at Koilani village2023-02-15T12:50:57+02:00

Medical School and Shriners Children’s collaborate in research and medical education

The Medical School and Shriners Children’s through their US based Genomics Institute, launched recently in Nicosia the first phase of the research project ‘Genomics and Precision Medicine’ for Cypriot patients. The goal of the project is to discover breakthroughs and develop innovative ways to treat paediatric conditions, including cerebral palsy, cleft lip and cleft [...]

Medical School and Shriners Children’s collaborate in research and medical education2023-03-24T08:19:59+02:00
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