12 Aug 2016

Photo of the week: 11 Aug 2016 CCS 3MT heat

Congratulations to Paddy Dempsey, BakerIDI, who has won the CCS 3MT heat and will be competing in the Faculty final next Friday 19 August at 1.30. His topic is "Breaking up prolonged sitting: Implications for prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes." Paddy is supervised by Dr David Dunstan, Prof Neville Owen, Dr Bronwyn Kingwell and Dr Julian Sacre. See more photos and links below.

Forthcoming CCS events: Seminars, public events, general notices

Saeed Alrashdi, PhD student
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 Graduate Research Student 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 12-19 Aug 2016:

Mon 15/08/2016 18:00 Welcome reception: Faculty Research Week
Tue 16/08/2016 18:00 AMREP student information night
Wed 17/08/2016 12:00 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Michael Low

18:00 Beyond Academia: Career Pathways after the PhD
Thu 18/08/2016 13:00 PhD Mid-Candidature Review Seminar : Mr Saeed Alrashdi
Fri 19/08/2016 13:30 Faculty Three Minute Thesis final: CCS/BakerIDI's Mr Paddy Dempsey presenting

Forthcoming events

Recent CCS publications: Week ending 12 Aug 2016

Dr Mark Shulman in the Ian Potter library at AMREP
Recent publications (28) for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of ACBD, Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, MAPrc, Medicine, MSHC, Surgery:

Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

Shulman M, Myles P. Measuring perioperative outcome Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Gut reaction right on hypnotherapy

Dr Simone Peters with one of her supervisors,
Professor Peter Gibson, HOD Gastroenterology
by Anne Crawford

As many as one in five Australians are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), enduring symptoms ranging from occasional abdominal pain to gastrointestinal problems so debilitating that they are unable to work. Monash University researchers demonstrate that hypnotherapy is on par with the popular low FODMAP diet for improvement of IBS symptoms.

Monash tests show promising results for synthetic skin

L-R: Dr Marisa Herson, Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh, Ms Michelle Paul,
Ms Heather Cleland, Director Victorian Adult Burns Service (VABS);
Ms Lipi Shukla. Absent: Dr Perdita Cheshire
by Anne Crawford

Dermal substitution (artificial skin) plays an important role in wound reconstruction after deep burns and injuries, providing a temporary seal to guard against infection and acting as a scaffold for tissue repair. Monash University researchers compared a fully synthetic alternative manufactured in Melbourne to an existing animal-derived product.

Congratulations to Dr Charbel Darido on his move to the VCCC!

Dr Charbel Darido receiving the highly sought after "No-Bell"
prize in 2013 for his outstanding avoidance of technical terms
After 5 years at Monash and almost 9 years in Stephen Jane’s lab, it has come to the day for me to bid adieu to you. If given a second chance, I'd still come to the same lab where I met geniuses and genuine colleagues along my journey. 

It would be remiss not to recall a little of my history and give credit to people from the Jane lab (since the Bone Marrow Research Laboratories at RMH), the Curtis lab and the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases who contributed towards progressing our projects and were the best colleagues in every aspect. I will be forever grateful to you.

Perspective: Immigration’s vaccination paradox

Vaccination coverage incomplete under
Australian government policies.
Image: Microgen istockphoto
More than 800,000 temporary migrants are working in Australia, yet the assumption that everyone living here is a permanent resident or a citizen has created dangerous blind spots with respect to free administration of vaccines. 457 temporary visa holders are excluded under Commonwealth policies, but the Victorian state government is nonetheless doing an important public health service by providing free vaccination for all children under the age of 10, regardless of their status. Peter Mares explains.

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