18 Oct 2013

Department of Immunology celebrates its first 50 years, and looks forward to the next 50

The Department of Immunology celebrated its 50th anniversary with an entertaining and informative symposium, held in the AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Hospital on 4 October 2013.  The event was attended by 180 friends, colleagues, alumni and immunologists from far and wide. Pictured, Fabienne Mackay with one of the poster prize winners, Chindu Govindaraj. See Gallery for more.

15 Oct 2013

High rates of bowel cancer in cystic fibrosis: Dr Ilana Gory, Department of Gastroenterology

Dr Ilana Gory, a PhD student in the Department of Gastroenterology, reported on her research at the Australian Gastrointestinal Week. Her topic was "Cystic Fibrosis is associated with an increased risk of colorectal malignancy and adenomas". As a practitioner, she and her team at Alfred Health had anecdotally observed high rates of cancer in patients with cystic fibrosis. Her scientifically based study found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may be up to ten times more likely to develop colorectal cancer.

Fundraiser, 17 Nov: MAPrc hosting a classical guitar concert to raise funds for mental health research

Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) is hosting a fundraising event, “Classical Guitar through the Ages” at 2.30pm, Sunday 17 November 2013 for mental health research, with performances by the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria. Concert venue: Wyselaskie Auditorium, Uniting Church Centre, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne. Book tickets.
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