29 Nov 2013

ACBD goes to the American Society of Haematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

A large contingent of researchers from the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) are attending this year's American Society of Haematology (ASH) annual meeting and exposition, being held in New Orleans, USA, December 7-10. ACBD poster and oral presenters are Philip Campbell, David Curtis, Elizabeth Gardiner, Andrew Guirguis, Stephen Ting, Anna Kalff, Zoe McQuilten, Mark Polizzotto, George Grigoriadis and Erica Wood.

Recent publications for Central Clinical School: 9 Oct - 4 Nov 2013

Central Clinical School list of publications notified 9 October - 4 November 2013 to the Monash Research Office. The arrangement is in alphabetical order by department, then alpha by first author within Department.

28 Nov 2013

Healthy volunteers needed for brain research: MAPrc

At the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), we do a number of human studies where we explore how the brain works, and how we can make it work better in people who experience mental illness. This means that we are always in need of healthy volunteers to act as “control” participants. This may mean we are looking for volunteers to come into our centre and carry out behavioural or computerised tasks, or have a brain scan or undergo one of several brain stimulation techniques.

27 Nov 2013

Video: IBS & the low FODMAP diet - CCS public lecture 30 October 2013

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Professor Peter Gibson is Head of Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University. On 30 October 2013, he presented to a full house on the problem of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and gut symptoms in general and about the world-wide fascination with dietary cures. He describes the controversy surrounding wheat intolerance, the most current research and outlines the new dietary approach, the low FODMAP diet, that is changing the way doctors and dietitians help people with IBS to manage their problem. The lecture was part of 2013 Melbourne Knowledge Week. Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByszVbFBPtY

Video: Russell Gruen on the National Trauma Research Institute work & research

Professor Russell Gruen, Director of the National Trauma Research Institute and Professor of Surgery (Central Clinical School) and Public Health (School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine) speaks on a number of topics. Youtube links:

Video: Elsdon Storey on neurodegenerative diseases research

Professor Elsdon Storey is Director of the Van Cleef/Roet Centre for Nervous Diseases, in the Department of Medicine at Central Clinical School, and Head of Neurology at the Alfred Hospital, at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct. The Centre's research focuses on neurodegenerative disorders affecting coordination, movement, balance and cognitive function particularly using animal models. Diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's 5:43, and ataxias are investigated. Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA6Srh_DSz8

Monash to host Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Professor Paul Komesaroff, Director, Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, presents the Desmond Tutu Award from Global Reconciliation at the 30 Nov event hosted by Monash to present the Nobel Peace Prize winner with an honorary Doctor of Laws. Daw Suu Kyi will speak on issues including reconciliation and human rights in her Victorian-only public address at Monash this week, part of her first official visit to Australia. See Monash story. Photo: iStock

25 Nov 2013

Gavin Horrigan wins Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff 2013

Mr Gavin Horrigan has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff 2013, one of eight individual nominations to receive the award. Gavin is the Precinct Manager for the two large Monash schools at the Alfred campus, Central Clinical School and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. These schools represent around one fifth of the faculty and host approximately 2,000 staff, adjuncts and postgraduate students.
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