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 University of Nicosia Medical School Research Seed Fund

Title Acronym Principal Investigator
Concept maps as a novel assessment tool in medical education CANVAS Dr Stella Loizou
EARLY START- a randomised control trial to investigate the effect of a psychoeducational intervention on nutrition in pregnancy and infancy EARLY START Dr Ourania Kolokotroni
Prognostic significance of estrogen receptor B as a novel biomarker responsible for tamoxifen resistance in cypriot breast cancer patients TAMRES Dr Christiana Charalambous
Real time music modification based on biosignals RUMBA Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou

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

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Ms Sue Chysostomou

The University of Leeds (UK)

Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

McGill University Montreal (Canada)

Dalhousie University Halifax (Canada)

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), Senior Research Fellow at UCL, Department of Applied Health Research (UK)

Dr Jessica Sheringham (Co – Principal Investigator), Senior Research Fellow at UCL, Department of Applied Health Research (UK)

Prof Alexia Papageorgiou (Local coordinator)

Dr Constantina Constantinou

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Soulla Nicolaou

Prof Adonis Ioannides

Barts School of Medicine, Queen Mary University, London (UK) (2017-2018)

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

University of East Anglia Medical School, Norwich (UK) (2017-2018)

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 Dr Christiana Demetriou, University of Nicosia medical School Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Constantina Constantinou

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

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

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

Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Socioeconomic determinants of health behaviours and obesity in the adult Cypriot population Prof Andreas Charalambous, University of Nicosia Medical School Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Annalisa Quattrocchi

Ministry of Health (Cyprus)
USMLE Step 1 Study 2020 e-US1 Prof Photos Hajigeorgiou, University of Nicosia Medical School Dr Christiana Demetriou

Dr Panayiota Andreou

Ms. Hafsa Omer Sulaiman (T year MBBS student)

Mr George Keliny (T year MBBS student)

Exploring the social determinants of childhood health in Nicosia, Cyprus Prof Haim Yacobi, University College London (UK)

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni, University of Nicosia Medical School

University College London (UK)
COVID-19 INTERACT: How much do you know about COVID-19 COVID-19 INTERACT Dr Nikolas Dietis, University of Cyprus Dr Ourania Kolokotroni University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)

European University Cyprus (Cyprus)

Frederick University (Cyprus)

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of hospitalised COVID-19 patients in Cyprus: a descriptive and comparative study Dr Christiana Demetriou, University of Nicosia Medical School Dr Annalisa Quatrrocchi,

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Joseph Joseph

Dr Constantina Constantinou

Prof Peter Karayiannis and

Prof Andreas Charalambous

Famagusta General Hospital: Dr George Siakallis (Cyprus)

Famagusta General Hospital (Cyprus)

Sheba Medical Centre: Dr Gadi Segal (Israel)

The effects of home quarantine on lifestyle habits of adults during the COVID19 pandemic in Cyprus Dr Ourania Kolokotroni,University of Nicosia Medical School

Dr Elena Philippou, Department of Life and Health Sciences, School of Sciences

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 Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Christiana Demetriou

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 Dr Kamran Shazand (Principal Investigator), Shriners Hospitals for Children (USA)

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

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in Cyprus COVID Nine-TEEN Health Prof Paola Nicolaides Dr Constantina Constantinou

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni

Dr Stelios Georgiades

Dr Anna Polyniki

Ms Maria Perdikogianni

The English School
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