25 Oct 2014

Last date to RSVP for 5 Nov ANZSCDB symposium

RSVP today for the 2014 Annual ANZSCDB symposium. It is being held in Melbourne, and hosted by Monash University at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP). The symposium will showcase cutting edge cell and developmental biology research taking place in Melbourne, from both students and post-doctoral fellows, working on various aspects of cellular mechanisms, organism development, tissue/birth defects and regenerative medicine.
See web page or download program

24 Oct 2014

AIRMED NHMRC Collaborative Grant Success

Tom Kotsimbos
Bruce Thompson
Robyn O'Hehir
Congratulations to the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine researchers involved as Chief Investigators in complex collaborative grants: Professor Robyn O'Hehir, Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos and Professor Bruce Thompson. See detail below.

Central Clinical School Honours 2014 Final seminar program

2014 CCS Honours Students 
Each year, CCS Honours students (BSc, BBiomedSc and MBiomedSc (Part 1) streams) make a final oral presentation of their thesis. The presentation is worth 10% of the overall mark for the year, so it is a significant component of their work. Each presentation is 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes question and answer time from the panel and audience.

10,000 steps challenge kicks off Monday 27 October 2014

Day 1 of the 10,000 steps challenge starts next Monday 27th October and kicks off with the Monash Global Walk/Run so put your pedometer on and start clocking up those steps. A few important things to remember:
  • Put your pedometer on first thing each day and login to the 10,000 steps website, and click on the log your steps link to enter your steps

23 Oct 2014

New prizes for CCS medical students

Hatem Salem Award for Medical Research Excellence

  • $500 prize awarded to a Year 5D student who has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) at Central Clinical school based on a one page application outlining the impact of his or her research (including publications, presentations, ongoing work, translation). A panel reviews the applications and decides on the winner.

Nip Thomson Award for Medical Student Clinical and Research Excellence

  • $500 prize awarded to a Year 5D student who has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) at Central Clinical School and receives the highest score for his or her general medical rotation at Alfred Health.
These prizes have been created this year. Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem AM was founder of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases and retired at the end of 2012. Emeritus Professor Napier ('Nip') Thomson AM was Head of Central Clinical School until 2011.

See more prizes at: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/education/umed/prizes.html

22 Oct 2014

Congratulations to 2014 Robert Power Surgical Prize winner Lukas Sahhar

Lukas being congratulated by Professor
Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, HOD Surgery,Alfred
Congratulations to final year Monash University Medicine student Lukas Sahhar, who was recently awarded the winner of the 2014 Alfred Hospital Robert Power Prize in Surgery. This final year medical student prize involved both written assessment and a viva voce examination on surgical knowledge and skills. Lukas has thoroughly enjoyed his surgical rotations at the Alfred Hospital and said, "The Alfred offers excellent surgical learning opportunities. I am very grateful for the teaching my rotations' teams have offered."

The award will be presented at the Alfred Staff dinner in 2015. Lukas is looking forward to commencing his internship at the Alfred in January 2015.

21 Oct 2014

Participants sought: Optimising the use of Theta Burst TMS in Modifying Brain Activity

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is currently seeking volunteers aged between 18 and 65 to take part in a study looking at the effects of magnetic stimulation on brain activity.  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and non-invasive means of stimulating nerve cells in the brain. In addition to TMS, the participants will also have their brain activity assessed, using electroencephalograph (EEG). 

Young Tall Poppy Science Award goes to Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon, MAPrc

Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon, of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, was one of six young Monash University researchers who have been recognised in this year's Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The awards, run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), are held state-by-state and celebrate the best and brightest young achievers across science. 11 Victorians in total received awards for their research achievements and leadership potential. See more in the 20/10/2014 Monash story.

Knight of Grace in the Order of St John awarded to Prof Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld

Congratulations to Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, Department of Surgery, who has been made a Knight of Grace in the Order of St John. The Order has the world-wide mission "to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world." (Wikipedia) Perhaps its best known service is St John Ambulance.
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