10 Oct 2014

AMREP EMCR Collaborative seed grant applications due 24 October 2014

Apply for an AMREP Collaborative Seed Grant to facilitate a collaboration between you and another early or mid-career researcher (EMCR) from a different institution within the AMREP. Applications will be accepted from all fields of research, and grant funds may be used for any purpose that facilitates research collaboration. Two awards of up to $4000 will be awarded; comprising $2000 from each of the participating institutions.
  • Grant applications are due by 24 October 2014.
  • See EMCR Seed Grants web page for detail.

6 Oct 2014

Monash medical students get interactive with AXM

Pictured are Ms Fiona Foley (AXM Project Manager), Mr Marcus Leonard (IT developer) and Associate Professor Rob Selzer (Project Lead). They have developed an interactive learning system, unique to Monash, which is now available for the University’s third year medical students. The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) developed AXM (Augmented eXperience Modules) to help students rapidly update their knowledge on a range of medical and surgical conditions. AXM was funded and supported by the Faculty. The official launch was 6 Oct 2014. See links:

Australian-first report shines spotlight on trauma care

The inaugural Australian Trauma Registry Report was released on Saturday 4 October 2014, at the Australian Trauma Society Conference. The collective effort of the nation’s 27 designated trauma centres has been revealed in the first report of the Australian Trauma Registry. The report quantifies the actual extent of the nation’s collective response to the 20,000 critically injured individuals who required treatment in an Australian trauma centre between 2010 and 2012. Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) Co-Chair, Professor Russell Gruen, said the report offers us some vital national data for the first time. Download full report.  Also see media release and follow the hashtag #AusTrauma on Twitter.

Participants sought: High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Memory Enhancement

Photo: MAPrc
The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is currently seeking healthy right-handed volunteers aged between 18 to 60 years to take part in a study using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to improve memory and brain plasticity. tDCS is a safe, painless and non-invasive means of stimulating nerve cells in the brain. Participation will involve attending the MAPrc for three separate 2-3 hour testing sessions.

Participants sought: HealthMap and prevention of heart disease in HIV

Photo: Living Positive Victoria
You are invited to participate in a research study to help people with HIV be healthier, HealthMap. The program includes:
  • access to interactive health records at home as well as other resources,
  • access to phone and online health coaching,
  • access to anonymous online chat groups.
The HealthMap program is being launched as a one year study.  It is a randomised trial, and the study doctors will be randomised. Doctors and their patients randomised to the 'intervention' arm will receive immediate access to the HealthMap program. Doctors and their patients randomised to the 'control' arm will receive access to the HealthMap program after one year. See more about HealthMap and the research study.

Contact Ms Karen Klassen Ph: 1800 004 284 or email: karen.klassen@monash.edu
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