14 Mar 2015

Position vacant: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Medical Student Programs

Year 3B medical students with A/Prof
Rob Selzer
The Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Medical Student Programs to provide leadership for medical undergraduate students placed at the Central Clinical School (hospitals of Alfred Health, Epworth Health, Peninsula Health and Cabrini Health). PN 533475
See more: https://jobs.theconversation.com/jobs/9963-senior-lecturer-associate-professor-medical-student-programs?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweetbutton&utm_campaign=footer

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Developmental Biology and Genetics - closing date 15 May 2015

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Developmental Biology and Genetics
Faculty / Portfolio:    Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Central Clinical School
Location:   AMREP (Alfred Hospital), Monash University
Supervisors:  Dr Sebastian Dworkin and Professor Stephen Jane
Remuneration:  $25,849 per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend) for three years (at current APA rates)
Closing date: 15 May 2015
See detail below:

13 Mar 2015

Sir Ronald Ross on why physiology is fundamental and the usefulness of negative results in medical research

Sir Ronald Ross
Sir Ronald Ross, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1902 for his discovery of the malaria parasite, wrote in 1881 in a short story titled 'The Vivisector':

 "I [am] convinced of the necessity for a better knowledge of Physiology; for unless we know the working of a watch or machine, how can we hope to mend it? Truly hot oil poured in may do good; but it can also possibly clog the wheels. Hygiene is the better part of medicine; physiology, the best part of both: for without it we put on spectacles in the dark."

Ross also put his finger on how both negative and positive results in scientific research are needed, when he has one of the physiologists exclaiming as they are about to embark on their experiment, "Now... we shall get at least some knowledge; either a useful negative result, or a world-reforming fact." Notice he puts 'useful negative result' first.

Photo of the week: 2015 CCS Honours group

Welcome to our 2015 Central Clinical School Honours students! See more about CCS Honours.
Standing (L-R): Alicia Ware, A/Prof Mark Wright, Melissa Biemond, Denise Doan, Mahtab Parvaresh, Jasper Cornish, Jacquie Boyle, Sasha Seneque, Jesse Hansen-Bartel, Nur Rosli, Krishen Thayanantha, Tayla Davidson, Suelyn Van Den Helm, Andrej Terzic, Song Gao, Rachael Lim, William McInnes, Angela Nguyen, Raymond Shim, Alyce Nichols, Paul Gill.
Seated: Marina Yousef, Nikolay Kozlov, Katerina Lau, Georgie Wray-McCann, Ellen McAllister, April Fiedler, Jarryd Anthonisz. 
Absent: Tian Zhou, Shamsul Kazi.
See 2015 CCS Honours photo gallery, further CCS Monash Google+ galleries and CCS photos index (intranet access only)

Forthcoming CCS events: PhD seminars, public events, general notices

Dr Megan Lim, 2014 EMCR@AMREP
conference. Follow Megan @megscl
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendar  CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and HDR calendars) and deadlines, at the Intranet's Announcements page.  Various Departments have their own calendars, see CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for next week (9-13 March)

Mon 16 Mar 12:30PM ► Psychiatry Professional Grand Round
Tue  17 Mar  1PM  ► PhD confirmations: Mr My-Nhan Nguyen
Thur 19 Mar  2:00AM ► Monash 3MT Information session.  Registration link

22 April Faculty postgraduate expo - features overview of Translational Research new PhD and Graduate Certificate.

12 Mar 2015

Leukemia gene discovery

Sewa Rijal, PhD student
PhD student Ms Sewa Rijal (Australian Centre for Blood Diseases) and her supervisor Dr Andrew Wei, from the Alfred Hospital, are respectively first and last authors on a paper published in the journal Blood last week.

The  group of researchers found that when the protein INPP4B was found in patients with leukemia, they did not respond to chemotherapy. Sewa told ABC, "[T]his protein can be used as another biomarker of the disease... [W]e're focusing on how it acts in leukemic cells to cause chemoresistance. So if we can find out how it works, then we can target the protein and the pathway to then treat acute myeloid leukemia more effectively."
Reference: http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/early/2015/03/03/blood-2014-09-603555
09/03/2015 ABC news story link: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2015/s4194074.htm?source=rss

11 Mar 2015

2015 Monash Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Postgraduate Expo and Information Night

Postgraduate Expo: Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

22 April 2015

Details: http://med.monash.edu/pgrad/expo/

RSVP: Link

Come to our Postgraduate Expo and learn about the new Translational Research courses and host of postgraduate courses available at the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

·       Keynote speaker:  Dr Ranjana Srivastava
·       Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre
·       4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
·       Various information sessions
·       Refreshments provided
·       Contact: mnhs-studentrecruitment@monash.edu

10 Mar 2015

BioMedVic Media Training Scholarships for EMCRs

Biomedical Research Victoria is pleased to offer up to 6 fully-supported places for EMCRs from BioMedVic Members to participate in a one-day media training workshop for scientists to be held on Tuesday 14 April 2015, from 8.30 am to 5 pm in the Club Melbourne Boardroom at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Applications close 12 noon, Wednesday 1 April and successful applicants will be notified by email.
Application link: biomedvic.org.au/biomedvic-media-training-scholarships-for-emcrs/
Dr Michelle Zajac
Strategic Initiatives Manager  |  Biomedical Research Victoria

157 Barry Street, Carlton Victoria 3053
+61 3 8344 2199
|+61 401 033 879 |  michelle.zajac@biomedvic.org.au  www.biomedvic.org.au
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