14 Dec 2017

Photo of the week: D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize

This year's winner of the annual D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize, Dr Geraldine Ooi.

Dr Ooi presented on: Lipidomic analysis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbid obesity: Pathologic alterations in liver lipid profile and parallel serum changes with progressive disease. Dr Ooi is undertaking research for her PhD supervised by Professor Wendy Brown, Head of Department of Surgery.

See more about the event: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/surgery-alfred/prizes/rosengarten and Photo gallery

What will be on at CCS in 2018

Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

This will be the last eNews for 2017, with holiday dates being 21 December 2017 - 26 January 2018 inclusive.

First eNews for 2018 will be published on 2 February 2018.

Information regarding all 2018 seminar series will be available once dates are confirmed (usually in February).

Wishing you all a safe holiday season.

Recent CCS Publications: 9-15 December 2017

Professor Andrew Spencer is a
co-author on a paper that looks at the
potential role of liquid biopsies in
multiple myeloma.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.



  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Diabetes
  • Gatronenterology
  • MAPrc
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic (MSHC)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

  • A/Prof Melinda Coughlan wins Diabetes Australia grant

    Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan (left) receiving the DARP
    award from Chris Jose, President of Diabetes Australia - Victoria

    Photo: Jorge de Araujo artificialstudios.com.au
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan on the Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) grant!

    A/Prof Coughlan has received a grant for $53,000 from DARP to pursue research investigating a blockade of a major driver of inflammation, which contributes to the development of kidney disease, potentially leading to kidney failure.

    Top education award received by Alfred Health trainee

    Dr Kathryn Connelly has been
    awarded the Bryan Hudson medal
    We are delighted to report that Dr Kathryn Connelly, one of Alfred Health’s Basic Physician Trainees, has been awarded the prestigious Bryan Hudson Medal for the best overall performance throughout Australasia in the 2017 RACP combined Written and Clinical Examinations (Adult Medicine).  The Alfred Basic Physician training program also achieved the highest average mark in Australasia for the written examination in 2017.  This training program is co-ordinated by A/Profs Laila Rotstein and Anne Powell who also co-ordinate the medical school program for Central Clinical School.

    Welcome to Sabina Davey, CCS reception!

    Welcome to Sabina Davey, long time reception staffer for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and now working for Central Clinical School. Sabina is based as she has been at reception on Level 6, Alfred Centre, and works Monday to Thursday. In addition to reception, Sabina will be able to assist staff with room bookings, courier deliveries, etc.

    Welcome Sabina!

    13 Dec 2017

    Thank you to our blood donors!

    
    Your blood donation has been a gift without
    which our research at ACBD could not progress.
    Image:
    www.123rf.com
    To our valued blood donors,

    Time flies when you’re having fun!  As 2017 rushes toward its end, we wanted to take some time out to thank you, our invaluable blood donors, for your ongoing support of our important research into blood-based diseases. We had some serious research highlights into managing blood clotting, see below.

    8 Dec 2017

    Video of the week: T Clark Gamblin "The forgotten male cancers"


    The Department of Surgery hosted a public lecture last month (Thursday 2 November 2017), given by Professor T. Clark Gamblin, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The informative lecture looked at the progression and treatment of “The forgotten male cancers”.

    Professor Gamblin, an internationally renowned surgeon specialising in cancers of the liver and pancreas, is a Fulbright Scholar who is visiting Australia on the Fulbright Specialist Program.

    Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fQeneqngGM&t=3s
    Photo gallery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/344h2WcSywOEL0eA2
    Event: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar/2017-surgery-public-lecture

    What's on at CCS 11-15 Dec 2017

    Alice Ying is presenting
    on Tues 12 Dec
    Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.
     
    CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page.

    See CCS seminar index:  www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

    Note, most local seminar series and grand rounds are winding down for the year, with University closedown dates being 21 December 2017 - 1 January 2018 inclusive.

    What's on at CCS 11-15 Dec 2017

    Recent CCS Publications: 1-8 December 2017

    Dr Geraldine Ooi is co-author on a
    paper on calibrating risk factors
     for  NAFLD in the obese
    . Geraldine
    also won the 2017 D.S. Rosengarten
    Surgical Research Prize - see more
    Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
    • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
    • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
    • Gastroenterology
    • Immunology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
    • Medicine
    • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
    • National Trauma Research Institute
    • Neuroscience
    • Surgery 

    7 Dec 2017

    AMREP EMCR news now out, Issue 26, Dec 2017

    The EMCR Committee is pleased to launch the 26th Edition of the AMREP EMCR newsletter.
    Have a safe and lovely Christmas and New Year break. News link

    Kind regards,

    EMCRTimes Editor,
    Eric Chow

    AMREP Early-Mid Career Researcher Committee
    Email: ecr.amrep@monash.edu
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmrepEcrs
    Web: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/ecr
      

    Monash researcher leads drive to better manage global research ‘deluge’

    A/Prof Julian Elliott speaking at the Commonwealth
    Health Minister's award function in June 2017
    by Anne Crawford

    For some 30 years, international literature about medical and scientific research topics worldwide has been critically reviewed, summarised and distilled for all to use in what are called ‘systematic reviews’. But with an exponential growth in research, about 7% of these reviews are out-of-date on the day they’re published as the field has moved on, while 25% are out-of-date within two years.

    Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor Julian Elliott, is behind a push for a better model to make sense of this “data deluge”. He and his team are trialing what he has termed ‘living systematic reviews’ (LSR), enlisting methods including online platforms, artificial intelligence and ‘citizen science’ to improve efficiency in the production of the reviews.

    6 Dec 2017

    Congratulations to CCS 2017 NHMRC grant recipients!

    Congratulations to all of our National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant recipients in Central Clinical School (CCS)! In addition to the CCS based recipients listed below, we would also like to congratulate Dr Nadine Andrew who is in the process of transferring her grants to CCS from the School of Clinical Sciences. Nadine is based at Peninsula Health with Velandai Srikanth’s group. We also farewell Professor Magdalena Plebanski, who is taking on a senior role at RMIT of Enabling Capability Platform Director, Health and Biomedical Sciences.

    Prof Paul Myles receives ASA Excellence in Research Award!

    Professor Paul Myles, Head of 
    Department, Anaesthesia and
    Perioperative Medicine


    Congratulations to Prof Paul Myles, who has been awarded the 2017 Excellence in Research Award by the American Society of Anesthiologists (ASA)!

    The ASA says, "[Paul Myles] has to be considered among the very best physician–researchers our specialty has ever seen", for not only his capacity to build worldwide teams of researchers and create large trial networks involving thousands of patients, but to focus on meaningful patient-centred outcomes. He's interested in people's feedback to improve their experience.

    Link: monitor.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleid=2654713&resultClick=3

    Congratulations to Geraldine Ooi on D.S.Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize!

    Dr Geraldine Ooi with Mrs Candice Rosengarten,
    widow of David Rosengarten and donor of the prize
    Congratulations to Dr Geraldine Ooi, this year's winner  of the D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize!

    Dr Ooi presented on: Lipidomic analysis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbid obesity: Pathologic alterations in liver lipid profile and parallel serum changes with progressive disease.

    Dr Ooi is a General Surgical trainee undertaking a PhD in the Central Clinical School's Department of Surgery in Monash University and with the Bariatric Surgical Unit, looking at non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obesity.  She is supported by an NHMRC scholarship and is supervised by Professor Wendy Brown.

    See more about the event: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/surgery-alfred/prizes/rosengarten and photo gallery

    Profs Mark Cooper and Paul Zimmet receive IDF awards

    Professor Mark Cooper presented one of the prestigious International Diabetes Federation’s Award lectures in Abu Dhabi on “The science of diabetes complications” which recognised his and his team’s major discoveries in this area. The lecture was titled “Pathogenesis of micro and macrovascular complications: are there common pathways for both?"

    Prof Paul Zimmet received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' (right) for his huge contribution to diabetes research.

    See more about the IDF Congress: www.idf.org/our-activities/congress.html

    Congratulations to Gavin Horrigan on hitting the targets!

    Gavin Horrigan, festooned
    with winner's sashes
    Gavin Horrigan ("Straight Shooter") enjoyed amazing success at the recent Ararat Clay Target Club Christmas shoot as can be seen from the attached photo. He won three prizes:
    • Club Champion (shooter breaking most targets for the year out of the total number thrown) – yellow sash and wooden trophy
    • Off The Fence Champion (a competition where people shoot 25m behind the trap house on the back of the layout rather than shooting 15m behind the trap which is the normal mark – this was a shoot off between all of the shooters who had won an Off The Fence event in 2017) – purple sash
    • Champion of Champions (a shoot-off between anyone who had been Overall Winner of a competition in 2017) – tartan sash
    Gavin Horrigan is Central Clinical School's Manager in addition to being a talented shooter.

    5 Dec 2017

    Healthy blood donors aged 60+ (miniscule amount - 9 ml) wanted for research study on sepsis

    Help paint the picture!
    Healthy blood donors wanted
    to give 9 ml blood
    Call out for healthy blood donors to provide a small amount of blood (9ml) as part of the project: A pilot study towards the development of point-of-care testing to diagnose sepsis. The project investigates established and novel biomarkers involved with sepsis.

    One of the aims of our project is to measure the levels of sepsis biomarkers in healthy donors in order to have a baseline of comparison to Sepsis-positive patients. Since most of the Sepsis patients, who are currently being recruited in the Alfred Intensive Care Unit, are between 60-70 years of age, we are interested in healthy volunteers in the same age group for an 'apples for apples' comparison.

    1 Dec 2017

    Photo of the week: 2017 Graduate Research Symposium


    Central Clinical School's 10th annual Graduate Research Symposium was held on Friday 17 November 2017. With the aim of improving the visibility of students and their research projects, PhD students throughout the AMREP precinct (Baker & Burnet Institutes and CCS) had the opportunity to explain their research to peers and colleagues.

    This year's winners were:

    L-R: Ms Erica Kim (First Place Poster Presentation), Mr Matthew Snelson (Second Place Poster Presentation), Ms Ashlee Conway (First Place Oral Presentation), Ms Maria Selvadurai (Second Place Oral presentation), Ms Minhee Halemba (Third Place Poster Presentation) and Mr Paul Gill (Third Place Oral Presentation).

    See More:

    What's on at CCS 4-9 Dec 2017

    Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

    CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page.

    See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

    Note, most local seminar series and grand rounds are winding down for the year, with University closedown dates being 21 December 2017 - 1 January 2018 inclusive.

    What's on at CCS 4-9 Dec 2017

    Recent CCS publications: 25 Nov-1 Dec 2017

    A/Prof Melinda Coughlan is
    co-author on a paper showing
    that pregnant mouse mothers'
    diets influence their offspring's
    proneness to Type 1 diabetes
    Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
    • Centre for Obesity Research Education (CORE)
    • Diabetes
    • Immunology and Pathology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neuroscience
    • MAPrc
    • Medicine

    Never a better time for immunology, says Department head

    Professor David Tarlinton describes the Immunology department's
    research. Video 2:07 min
    by Anne Crawford

    Professor David Tarlinton, one of Australia's foremost B-cell immunologists, reflects on his time in the field, his role heading Monash University’s Department of Immunology and Pathology, and tells of his own laboratory’s work. He points to two exciting new laboratories that will soon join the Department’s existing groups. 

    What's in a name? Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder and its links with other disorders.


    Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
    Director of Monash Alfred
    Psychiatry research centre

    “People are not as scared of something when they begin to understand it.”

    by Matt Jane

    A team of Monash University researchers and clinicians are at the forefront of taking important steps to understanding and treating a frequently misdiagnosed mental illness.

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is thought to severely affect 6% of the population and a further 20% of people sitting on the trauma spectrum who do not present to hospital. Due to the lack of understanding of the disorder, many individuals are often misdiagnosed and therefore do not receive adequate treatment. Unfortunately, like so many other mental illnesses, BDP can be an extremely stigmatizing diagnosis. The name ‘Border Personality Disorder’ often carries negative connotations and can cause harm to those who suffer from it.

    Study uncovers protein link in red blood cell development

    Dr Fiona Brown is Research Fellow
    in A/Prof Andrew Wei's lab
    by Anne Crawford

    Researchers at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) have furthered their work into Dynamin 2 (DNM2) in a paper providing the first evidence that the gene plays a role in developing red blood cells. The finding paves the way for further research investigating links to anaemia.

    Congratulations to Dean Talia and Man Kit Lee on their PhD completions!

    Congratulations to our PhD graduates, Mr Dean Talia & Mr Man Kit Lee! We wish you well in your postdoc scientific careers.

    Dean Talia
    Man Kit Lee
    Dean's thesis is titled, "Immunomodulatory intervention: IL-17A and regulatory T cells in a model of retinopathy of prematurity", and he was supervised by Prof Fabienne Mackay & Prof Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, previously in the Department of Immunology and Pathology (Alfred).

    Man Kit Lee's thesis is titled, "Lipid Metabolism in Different Monocyte and Macrophage Subsets in Cardiovascular Disease", and he was supervised by Mr Andrew Murphy, Prof Jaye Chin-Dusting of the Baker Institute.

    CCS has had 26 PhD completions throughout 2017.


    27 Nov 2017

    Support breast cancer research: 3 Dec fundraising run - donate or participate

    Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh from the Department of Surgery is running with a group of women friends in a 5K circuit, next Sunday, 3 December 2017, in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian born Professor at Stanford University who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer earlier this year.  She has been the only woman to date who has received a Fields Medal (equivalent of Nobel Prize in Mathematics).

    Please support breast cancer research. Here is the link to our fund raising page.  No donation is too little! carmanswfr2017.everydayhero.com/au/run-for-a-beautiful-mind

    23 Nov 2017

    Video of the week: Gala Poster Presentation for Immunology students

    The Department of Immunology and Pathology inaugural Gala Poster Presentation function was a great success, with 30 different group of students participating. The event was coordinated by Professor Robyn Slattery in conjunction with Associate Professor Colin Jevons, Acting Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Monash Business School, as the aim of the event was to feature the science and encourage the students to communicate effectively. See more:

    What's on at CCS 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

    
    Erica Kim is presenting this
    week. She won the CCS post-
    graduate symposium poster
    presentation
    Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

    CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page

    What's on at CCS 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

    Tue 28/11/2017 12:00 PhD pre-submission milestone: Erica Kim
    Wed 29/11/2017 10:30 Burnet Institute: Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium

    No Immunology seminars 29 & 30 Nov because of ASI meetings. They resume the following week, Weds 6 Dec with Lynette Beattie.

    Recent CCS publications: 18-24 November 2017

    L-R: Profs Mark Cooper and Merlin Thomas are co-authors on
    a paper on AAA, ACE2 and resveratrol - find out more
     
    Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
    • Diabetes
    • Gastroenterology
    • Immunology and Pathology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
    • Neuroscience

    Scientists find key to miscarriages in blood clotting disorder

    Prof Harshal Nandurkar and Dr Anushka
    Samudra are respectively last and first authors
    on the paper on APS and miscarriage
    by Anne Crawford

    Monash University researchers have potentially shed light on why women with the rare autoimmune disorder Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are prone to successive pregnancy losses.

    APS causes abnormal blood clots in the arteries or veins along with the risks that go with clotting, including stroke and Deep Vein Thrombosis. For pregnant women the effects of the disorder can be devastating, causing about half of them to be at risk of sequential miscarriages, spontaneous abortions or premature births.

    Congratulations to Prof Kit Fairley on ASHA award!

    Professor Christopher Fairley (right) receiving
    his ASHA award for distinguished services
    Congratulations to Professor Christopher (Kit) Fairley, Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), who has won the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) Distinguished Services to Sexual Health Award.

    The ASHA Distinguished Services to Sexual Health Award recognises a distinguished visionary leader who has made outstanding contribution to the field of sexual health both nationally and internationally.

    Congratutions to Dr Eric Chow on his many recent awards!!

    Dr Eric Chow with his VC award
    for ECR research excellence
    Only three years post-PhD, Dr Eric Chow has launched an exceptional upward career trajectory in epidemiology and the control of sexually transmitted diseases. He has received a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellowship and two recent project grants (one from the NHMRC and the other from industry).

    Most recently, Eric was awarded:

    Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates!

    Top (L-R): Ms Eleanor Jones, Mr Man Kit Lee, Mr Charles Milne
    Bottom (L-R): Ms Nicola Sandler, Miss Yaping Chen, Mr Craig McKenzie
    Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates and good luck in your future endeavours!

    Congratulations to CCS's 10th annual graduate research symposium winners!

    L-R: Erica Kim, Matthew Snelson, Ashlee Conway, Maria Selvadurai, Minhee Halemba, Paul Gill
    The Central Clinical School's (CCS) 10th annual Graduate Research Symposium ran last Friday 17 November. Graduate research students from across CCS presented their research in the biggest student-run event of the year. We also had fun sessions where supervisors got to showcase their communication skills in the popular "Explain My Graph" and "No-Bell" competitions.

    17 Nov 2017

    Photo of the Week: 2017 AMREP EMCR retreat

    The biennial Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Early & Mid Career Researchers' (EMCR) retreat was held on 26-27 October 2017. See more about the AMREP EMCR programs, membership, seed grants at:

    What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

    Prof Steve Jane will give an update
    & forecast for CCS on Tues 21 Nov.
    Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

    CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page

    What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

    Tue 21/11/2017 14:00 CCS Head of School Address
    Wed 22/11/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Greg Ebert
    Thur 23/11/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Isaak Quast
    12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: End of Year Quiz



    Recent CCS publications: 4-17 Nov 2017

    Prof Jenny Hoy with Dr Janine Trevillyan
    (seated). They are co-authors on a recent
    paper in Lancet HIV on simplification of
    combination antiretroviral therapy (ART)
    Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
    • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
    • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
    • Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
    • Diabetes
    • Gastroenterology
    • Immunology and Pathology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Medicine
    • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
    • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) 
    • National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI)
    • Neuroscience
    • Surgery

    Lap Band study shows positive outcomes for diabetes patients

    Prof Wendy Brown and her team perform
    a gastric banding procedure
    by Anne Crawford

    A Monash University study on the effect of bariatric surgery on obese people with type 2 diabetes has showed that most patients experienced sustained weight loss with nearly a fifth in remission from the disease. Moreover, many patients reported improved quality of life. Obesity is a key risk factor for diabetes.

    16 Nov 2017

    "Right word. Right Time." New campaign for preventive health conversations

    Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is an advocate
    for proactive conversations with patients
    Alfred Health will put health professionals at the forefront of a new campaign to combat the single biggest killer of Australians each year.

    Chronic disease is responsible for 90 per cent of deaths in Australia annually – but many of those diseases are largely preventable with lifestyle change.

    Alfred Health’s new campaign, Right Word. Right Time. (RWRT), challenges health professionals to talk with their patients about preventing chronic disease and making positive changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

    Congratulations to Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year!

    Dr Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young
    Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year
    Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow, who has been awarded the "2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year". He says in his tweet, "I'm honoured & surprised I'm the of the Year! Thanks Prof for his nomination & my team

    See more about the Tall Poppy scheme at www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/tall-poppy-campaign/

    3 Nov 2017

    Video of the Week: Diabetes and its complications - 2017 CCS Public Lecture by Professor Mark Cooper

    2017 Central Clinical School public lecture by Professor Mark Cooper AO, on "Changing the way we treat diabetes and its complications". See more:

    What's on at CCS

    Paul Gill is presenting on
    Thursday 9 Nov
    Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

    CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page

    What's on at CCS 6-10 Nov 2017

    Mon 06/11/2017 cob Monash Micro Imaging photo competition close
    Tue 07/11/2017 14:30 Melbourne Cup afternoon teas - various
    Wed 08/11/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar- Erica Brodie
    Thur 09/11/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Paul Gill
    12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Evan Symons
    Fri 10/11/2017 all day ACBD Symposium

    Recent CCS publications: 28 Oct-3 Nov 2017

    Prof Wendy Brown in theatre.
    Wendy has two publications
    this week on bariatric surgery
    Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
    • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
    • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
    • Diabetes
    • Gastroenterology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
    • Medicine
    • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
    • Neuroscience
    • Surgery 

    2 Nov 2017

    Cancer drug may aid diabetic complications

    Dr Haloom Rafehi
    by Anne Crawford

    Developing new drugs is an expensive, time-consuming and labour-intensive process.

    As costs skyrocket, drug repurposing or repositioning – a process by which existing, clinically approved drugs are repurposed for different conditions – is attracting increasing interest.

    A new study by Monash University scientists from the Department of Diabetes investigated the approach and found a group of such drugs that could potentially be used to help counter diabetic complications.

    1 Nov 2017

    Teaching an old molecule new tricks; study a potential game-changer for MS research

    Drs Jae Young Lee and Steven Petratos, first and last authors
    respectively on the paper
    by Anne Crawford

    Monash University researchers have developed – and patented – a small molecule that holds promise as a drug to help treat diseases affecting motor control, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

    Led by Dr Steven Petratos, the researchers investigated the molecule, called DITPA, in a rare disorder called Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS). The condition, which starts developing before birth, causes psychomotor retardation, whereby the person cannot control movement in their body and can have severe intellectual disability. It is inherited via a genetic mutation and only affects males.

    31 Oct 2017

    CCS Postgraduate Symposium - 17 November, All invited!

    Professor Paul Zimmet competing in the No-Bell prize
    competition at the 2016 Postgraduate symposium

    You're invited to attend the 9th annual Central Clinical School Post Graduate Symposium. The event aims to improve the visibility of students and their research projects on a larger scale and celebrate their achievements. They not only make the presentations, they run the show!

    The day involves oral and poster presentations by postgraduate students, as well as fun activities for supervisors. There is an audience voted winner as well. Make sure you come along and support our students!

    For more information about the day, see here.

    2017 Symposium details
    Date:  Friday 17th November, 2017
    Time: 10am - 3pm (includes morning tea and lunch)
    Venue: Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre
    Enquiries: Student services ccs.hdr@monash.edu
    RSVP to attend by 10 November
    Abstract submission by 10 November


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