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On 18 December 2013, the Faculty of Health Sciences welcomed Professor Alison Buchan, Vice-Dean, Research and International Relations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The Faculty of Health Sciences was represented by Professor Kathryn Refshauge, Dean; Professor Patrick Brennan, Associate Dean International; and Professor Michael Kassiou, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation.Prof Patrick Brennan, Prof Alison Buchan, Adriana Sammartano (Project Officer), Wayne Burgess (CPC Building Project Director), Prof Kathryn Refshauge, Prof Michael Kassiou

The meeting commenced with a tour of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), a 49,500 square metre state-of-the-art building, comprising of a structure of six floors, plus three basement levels. The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) is a cross-faculty initiative with the aim to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardio vascular disease.

A discussion on enchancing common research themes between both institutions was held following the tour of the CPC. Professor Buchan’s visit is a follow-up of the meeting held with Professor Catharine Whiteside, Dean of Medicine, University of Toronto in late November in which discussions were centred on the Faculty’s research and prospective collaborations between both institutions. A major delegation from the University of Toronto will be received by the Faculty around the middle of 2014 with the aim of establishing an international network around important health issues.

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