31 Jan 2014

Professor Susan Rossell receives Swinburne University's VC Award for Research Excellence in 2013

Professor Susan Rossell was awarded Swinburne University's Vice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence in 2013, at an award ceremony held on 11th Dec 2013. Susan's award was to acknowledge her outstanding contribution to the understanding of the neurobiology of auditory hallucinations. Susan is the Deputy Director of Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre at Swinburne University and has an Honorary Professorial Fellowship at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. For further information about Professor Rossell's research at MAPrc, please click here.

Central Clinical School publications 3 Dec 2013 - 7 Jan 2014

Central Clinical School (CCS) departments, centres, and associated institutes recorded 36 publications with CCS authors during the period 3 December 2013 - 7 January 2014. Publications are listed under the headings: ACBD, AIRmed, BakerIDI, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, MAPrc, Medicine, NTRI, Surgery, and Neurosciences including the Van Cleef/Roet Centre for Nervous Diseases. See detail below. Links go to the Scopus abstracts with full bibliographical details.

30 Jan 2014

Brendan Crabb: Falling success rates on medical research grants will eventually reach breaking point

Faced with limited job opportunities, disenchanted young researchers are giving up on careers in science, writes Tim Nielsen, quoting Professor Brendan Crabb, CEO Burnet Institute. The remedy is to invest systematically in Australia's research future: "... for every government dollar invested in medical research, over two dollars is returned in the forms of disease prevention, improved healthcare and technological innovation." Image: jeangill/iStockphoto
ABC Science article
The Australian

29 Jan 2014

Top scientific highlights made by NIAID-funded researchers during 2013

A recent paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine for which A/Prof Edwina Wright, Department of Infectious Diseases, was a co-author was cited by Dr Tony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as one of the top scientific highlights made by NIAID-funded researchers during 2013. The NIAID is part of the US National Institutes of Health.

A/Prof Edwina Wright's advocacy for Australian HIV+ patients helps create access to therapy

Congratulations to A/Prof Edwina Wright, Department of Infectious Diseases who successfully chaired a submission to Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) by ASHM, NAPWA and AFAO, following which, the PBAC lifted CD4+ cell restrictions on prescribing antiretroviral therapy for HIV+ people. This means that all HIV+ people irrespective of how high their CD4+ cells are, or whether or not they have symptoms, can access antiretroviral therapy.  http://ow.ly/t5TNw
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