Welcome to Central Clinical School's new cohort of 26 Immunology and Human Pathology Honours students, including one from Western Australia! We will be updating the current Honours web page shortly with the official group photo. This informal snap shows the two Honours coordinators, A/Prof Margaret Hibbs and Dr Justin Hamilton, flanking the group.
24 Feb 2017
The 2017 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) orientation is
happening Weds 1 March 2017. Welcome to our new students!
CCS staff & 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. Various departments have their own calendars.
See CCS seminar index:www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html
What's on at CCS 27 Feb - 3 Mar 2017
|Tue||28/02/2017||►||12:00||PhD Confirmation of Candidature seminar: Mr Paul Gill|
|►||13:30||Young Tall Poppy Science Awards: information session|
|Wed||01/03/2017||►||10:00||CCS - BMedSc(Hons) Orientation|
|►||10:30||PhD Mid-candidature review Seminar: Ms Elizabeth Thomas|
|►||11:30||Immunology Seminar: Colby Zaph|
|Thur||02/03/2017||►||11:30||Cutting Edge Journal Club: Marcus Robinson|
|►||12:00||The Alfred Grand Round: Joe Doyle|
Dr Justin Hamilton (ACBD) presenting at a
2015 symposium. He is a co-author on two
papers published this week.
Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
Carmichael CL, Haigh JJ. The Snail Family in Normal and Malignant Haematopoiesis. Cells Tissues Organs. 2017;203(2):82-98. doi: 10.1159/000448655. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
22 Feb 2017
Diabetes affects around 1.7 million Australians. Sufferers with the disease are unable to control blood glucose levels either through failure to produce insulin (Type 1) or resistance of cells to insulin (Type 2). It can have a range of serious complications affecting the major arteries (macrovascular diseases) potentially leading to stroke, as well as causing kidney disease, nerve damage and loss of vision (microvascular diseases). The seriousness of these complications highlights the need for effective preventive measures.
In a collaborative study involving several Monash University researchers, a potential treatment was assessed and found to successfully reduce some of these complications.
|Prof Wendy Brown and her team perform|
a gastric banding procedure
A long-term study by Monash University researchers – the first of its kind – has found that gastric band surgery has significant benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have focused on obese people.
The five-year study by Monash’s Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), found that gastric or Lap-band surgery improved the patients’ chances of diabetes remission, reduced the need for diabetes medication and dramatically enhanced their quality of life.
|Professor Paul Zimmet critiques the National Diabetes Strategy.|
Video: 1:05 mins
Substantial NDSAG advice including rationale and key recommendations were omitted. Prof Zimmet published a letter in the Medical Journal of Australia (20 Feb 2017) agreeing with Jane Speight, a critic of the plan, that its rollout will be fragmented and delayed, thereby reducing its effectiveness.
21 Feb 2017
We are happy to announce that from next week Eliza is being welcomed on in a new part time (6 hrs/week) role as the Student Services communications officer. She will be working with Sharmila Ramesh, Student Services Officer, and Dr Steven Petratos, Education lead for CCS.
Eliza has thoroughly enjoyed her time during the internship and is looking forward to applying the various skills she has learnt to her new role in the school. She will be helping out with communications, updates of Education web pages and events for the many CCS students. She will be working for CCS on Mondays, and can be contacted at her email, Eliza.Watson@monash.edu