17 Jan 2013

Window to optimise HIV-1 therapy

wright-edwina17/01/2012 Dr Edwina Wright, an infectious diseases physician and clinical researcher in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Monash and at The Alfred with a program at The Burnet, had an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients who are started on antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection within four months of estimated infection date — and who have higher counts of CD4+ T-cells at the initiation of therapy — demonstrate a stronger recovery of CD4+ T-cell counts than patients in whom therapy is started later.

'Positive Outlook' for men with HIV

well.well.well_9117/01/2012 Tanya Millard, a PhD student in the Department of Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by JOY FM 94.9, Melbourne's gay & lesbian community radio station, on her work with HIV+ men. Tanya's research project is "The Development and Evaluation of an Online Self Management Program for Men Living with HIV," called 'Positive Outlook'. Positive Outlook is an online group intervention for men living with HIV.

15 Jan 2013

2012 'Best Doctoral Thesis' award

Fitzgibbon_Bernadette_344667 (Small)Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon MAPrc) was awarded the 2012 'Best Doctoral Thesis' award from the School of Psychology and Psychiatry. She is currently a Research Fellow at MAPrc in the Psychiatric Neurotechnology team. Bernadette completed her PhD in 2011 where she conducted the first clinical and neurophysiological studies into a new pain phenomenon in amputees.

14 Jan 2013

Finance team awards

Finance teamThe Alfred Research and Revenue Accounting team of Ben Norman, Bo Zhou, Pei Lim (based at Parkville), Rowena van Essen & Justine Sik won the 2012 Monash Finance Excellence Award for their exceptional customer service, team work, support and contribution to develop an effective working alliance between the Alfred and Parkville campuses. See Finance eNews #25 for detail.

sood-varunVarun Sood shared an award for Team of the year, with Jamuna Krishna Moorthy and Raghav Gupta. He is in the Global Engagement & VP Advancement, Planning and Budgeting Team. Based at AMREP, Varun works with Gavin Horrigan, Precinct Manager for both Monash Schools (SPHPM and CCS) at AMREP. See link as above for detail.

Zane Kaplan wins ASTH medal

Kaplan, ZaneDr Zane Kaplan (a PhD student in Shaun Jackson's ACBD lab, and a haematologist at the Alfred Hospital), was awarded the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) medal for his research at the recent international meeting of HAA (Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand - HSANZ, the Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion - ANZSBT, and the ASTH).

Rosie Worsley wins Equity Trustees grant

Worsley, RosieDr Rosie Worsley (MAPrc) has won a grant through Equity Trustees - from the Preston & Loui Geduld Trust Fund, to do a study investigating the effect of metformin treatment on depression. Rosie also won the Maturitas 2012 New Investigator Award. Maturitas is a prestigious Endocrinology Journal and Rosie has been awarded this honour for her paper on perimenopausal depression.
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