Research Projects and COST Actions

Research Projects funded by European and National Funding Agencies

Title Acronym Programme Institution Researchers at UNIC Medical School Project Budget Duration
Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming HEAT-Shield H2020 University of Nicosia Dr George Samoutis €6,830,936 01/01/2016-31/12/2021
IoT based Continuous Environmental Monitoring for Health Analytics SNOWIoT Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -RESEARCH IN ENTERPRISES University of Nicosia Research Foundation Prof Photos Hadjigeorgiou

Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou

Dr Chloe Antoniou

Dr Elena Critselis

 €268,227 01/06/2019-28/02/2022
Platform for Biosciences and Human Health in Cyprus: MicroCT Enabled and Synchrotron Radiation Enabled Analyses BIOMERA Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -New Strategic Infrastructure Units – Young Scientists University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Dimitrios Kanakis €999,964 03/06/2019-01/06/2023
Stay on Track: a web platform to help with adhering to prescribed medication SOCIALINO Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation – Social Innovation University of Nicosia Research Foundation Prof Alexia Papageorgiou  €99,900 01/04/2019-31/12/2021
Human induced pluripotent stem cells as an in vitro model of podocyte development and Alport disease HUSMAD Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -DIDAKTOR University of Nicosia Dr Christodoulos Xinaris

Dr Ricardo Romero

Prof Adonis Ioannides

 €159,808 19/06/2019-20/12/2021
The effect of pharmacology teaching on diverse learners in a problem-based learning medical curriculum PharmPBL Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation -DIDAKTOR University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Persoulla Nicolaou

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou

 €146,066 02/10/2019-28/12/2021
Curriculum Development using VR technology to enhance empathetic communication skills in future health care professionals EmpathyInHealth Erasmus+ KA203 Strategic Partnerships for higher education University of Nicosia Prof Alexia Papageorgiou Dr Constantina Constantinou  €338,318 01/09/2019-31/08/2022
Clinically-validated INtegrated Support for Assistive Care and Lifestyle Improvement vINCI The AAL (Active Assisted Living) Programme University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Costas Constantinou  €1,267,189 01/06/2017-31/12/2021
Smart and Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive System SHAPES Active ageing, independent and assisted living – EU Horizon 2020 University of Nicosia Research Foundation Dr Costas Constantinou  €18,732,468 01/11/2019-31/10/2023

Research Projects funded by The 2019 Call of the University of Nicosia Medical School Research Seed Fund

Title Acronym Principal Investigator
Prognostic significance of estrogen receptor B as a novel biomarker responsible for tamoxifen resistance in cypriot breast cancer patients TAMRES Dr Christiana Charalambous

Research Projects funded by The 2021 Call of the University of Nicosia Medical School Research Seed Fund

Title Acronym Principal Investigator
Engineering a glomerulus-on-a-chip for modeling kidney diseases GlomOnChip Dr Christodoulos Xinaris
Healthy lifestyle practices of Breast Cancer Survivors in Cyprus HEROES Dr Constantina Constantinou
Simulation in medical education: development of a stethoscope for realistic auscultation during clinical competence examinations. SimuSCOPE Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou
Leadership and management in the undergraduate medical curriculum LEADER Prof Alexia Papageorgiou

Additional Research Projects at The University of Nicosia Medical School

Title Acronym Principal Investigator Researchers at University of Nicosia Medical School Other academic institutions participating in the project
Medical students’ expectations of the future: a multi-site longitudinal study. EXPECT Prof Dr. Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Technical University of Munich Medical School, Germany Dr Constantina Constantinou (Principal Investigator in Cyprus)

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou

Dr Costas Constantinou

Prof Adonis Ioannides

Ms Sue Chrysostomou

United Kingdom (The University of Leeds)

Netherlands (Utrecht University)

Canada (McGill University Montreal)

Canada (Dalhousie University Halifax)

Sweden (Karolinska Institutet Stockholm)

An evaluation of an online patient simulation training tool (e-CREST) to improve the clinical decision-making skills of medical students. e-CREST Dr Angelos Kassianos (Co-Principal Investigator in the UK/ Senior Research Fellow at UCL), Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK

Dr Jessica Sheringham (Co – Principal Investigator in the UK/ Senior Research Fellow at UCL), Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou (Local Coordinator)

Dr Constantina Constantinou

Dr Soulla Nicolaou

Prof Adonis Ioannides

United Kingdom (Barts School of Medicine) (2017-2018)

United Kingdom (Queen Mary University) (2017-2018)

United Kingdom (University of East Anglia Medical School) (2017-2018)

Turkey (Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey) (2016-2018)

Stage at diagnosis and cancer survival in Cyprus: A population-based study of patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2017. STADICAN Dr Christiana Demetriou, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Dr Constantina Constantinou

The Cyprus Cancer Registry
Frequency specificity of laminar oscillations in monkey primary visual cortex and cross-laminar communication. FROLIC Dr Avgis Hadjipapas (Prinicipal Investigator), University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus

Prof Peter De Weerd (Co-Principal Investigator), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Dr Mark Roberts (Co-Principal Investigator), Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Dr Avgis Hadjipapas Maastricht University (The Netherlands
USMLE Step 1 Study 2020 US1 Prof Photos Hajigeorgiou, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Panayiota Andreou

Ms Hafsa Omer Sulaiman (MBBS student)

Mr George Keliny (MBBS student)

The effects of home quarantine on lifestyle habits of adults during the COVID19 pandemic in Cyprus Dr Elena Philippou, Department of Life and Health Sciences, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Maria Cecilia Mosquera

Ms Aline Derlagen (MD student)

Mr Nathan Ushmantha Pinnawala (MBBS student)

International comparative study on the direct and indirect mortality burden of COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic C-MOR Dr Christiana Demetriou, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Souzana Achilleos

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Dr Maria Cecilia Mosquera

Dr Constantina Constantinou

Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou

Prof Andreas Charalambous

List of Participating Institutions from Partner Countries
Shriners Hospitals for Children Genomics and Precision Medicine Project SHC Gemomics and Precision Medicine Project Shriners Hospitals for Children, USA:

Dr Kamran Shazand (Principal Investigator)

Dr Marc Lalande (Sub-Investigator)

Dr Gary Gottesman (Medical Director)

Mr Vinieth Bijanki (Protocol Coordinator)

Mr Coleman Hilton (Protocol Coordinator)

Ms Brianna Liquori (Protocol Coordinator)

Dr Constantina Constantinou

Prof Peter Karayiannnis

Dr Christiana Charalambous

Multimodal control of chronic pain and comorbidities with atypical analgesics – two birds with one stone Fight_PainAndComorb Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Serbia:

Prof Radica Stepanovic-Petrovic (Principle Investigator)

Dr Maja Tomic (Co-Principle Investigators)

Dr Ana Micov (Co-Principle Investigator)

Dr Uros Pecikoza (Co-Principle Investigator)

Dr Katarina Nastic (Co-Principle Investigator)

University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus:

Prof Aleksandar Jovanovic (Co-Principle Investigator)

Prof Aleksandar Jovanovic
Name Code and Title Acronym Duration
Dr Costas Constantinou CA 15122 – Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy ROSEnet 5/4/2016- 4/4/2020
Dr Panayiota Andreou CA15208 – Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem RANCARE 20/09/2016- 19/09/2020
Dr Dimitrios Kanakis CA16118 – European Network on Brain Malformations Neuro-MIG 30/3/2017 – 29/3/2021
Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou CA18106 – The neural architecture of consciousness NeuralArchCon 5/4/2019 – 4/4/2023
Dr Christiana Demetriou CA 18208 – Novel tools for test evaluation and disease prevalence estimation HARMONY 4/6/2019- 3/6/2023