5 May 2017

Photo of the week: Red Lab Coat Day

Research groups throughout Australia participated in the Red Lab Coat Day activities on 1 May. They were organized by MS Research Australia to raise the profile of  and funding for research on multiple sclerosis. See more photos of the various groups on Twitter using the hashtag . Within Central Clinical School, Dr Steven Petratos (pictured above with his research group) is investigating stem cell therapies for various brain disorders including multiple sclerosis.

What's on at CCS 8-12 May 2017

Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted 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 CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

What's on for 8-12 May 2017

Mon 08/05/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Dr Arup Dhar
Tue 09/05/2017 16:00Symposium: FODMAPs, fibre and resistant starch
Wed 10/05/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Jennifer Boer
Thur 11/05/2017


Immunology Cutting Edge journal club: Simona infantino
Alfred Grand Round: Tom Marwick & team

CCS publications update: 29 April - 5 May 2017

2017 Nandurkar research group. Prof Harshal Nandurkar has
recently published a letter in Thrombosis on the influence of
age, race and gender in measures for thrombosis risk
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc).

Neurobionics and the brain–computer interface

Medical Journal of Australia Volume 206, Issue 8: 1 May 2017. Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld is Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and a CCS adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery. He talks about advances and challenges in neurobionics and brain-computer interface technology. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell. See MJA review article for detail.

Short course: Introduction to Surgical Research

Introduction to Surgical Research

A good understanding of surgical research is an essential part of being a surgeon. Good quality research and the ability to apply it clinically is the cornerstone in evidence based practice. See below and here for detail of a RACS accredited short course designed for surgeons, by surgeons!

Department of Surgery to host US surgical expert after Fulbright win

Professor T. Clark Gamblin
The Department of Surgery at Central Clinical School has successfully applied to host a visit by a distinguished US surgical oncologist on a Fulbright Specialist grant.

Professor T. Clark Gamblin is Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he leads the Division of Surgical Oncology. He is an internationally known hepatobiliary surgeon (liver, gallbladder and bile duct system) and an expert in liver cancer and upper gastrointestinal cancers.    

Professor Paul Zimmet receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Adelaide

Congratulations to Professor Paul Zimmet on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Adelaide (UA). The award took place on 5 May 2017. Prof Zimmet graduated from the UA's MBBS program in 1965, and also his father, in 1942, who had previously qualified in Poland (see illustration, left) - a strong medical family! Australia has benefitted greatly from the contributions of this migrant family and so many others like them.

See the transcript of Prof Zimmet's address below and video. Paul's speech begins at 14:19.

AMREP EMCR group wants stories for June EMCRTimes

The AMREP EMCR Committee is pleased to launch the 24th edition of the AMREP EMCR newsletter in June! We are seeking stories from graduate students and early & mid career researchers about all sorts of things, including yourselves, research highlights and achievements and basically, any aspect of life at this campus! See below for list.

Participants sought: Constipation in women

Women suffering from constipation wanted for study.
We are investigating a new treatment for constipation called trans-abdominal electrical stimulation (TES) which involves placing four (4) sticky electrodes on the stomach and back where a gentle current passes between them. This has been shown to work in studies with children. We want to see if it works in adults as well. It involves using the device at home for an hour a day for 6 weeks. To be eligible, you must be female, aged between 18 and 75, have had constipation for more than 6 months, and live in Melbourne.
Contact: Mrs Judy Moore, PhD candidate
Email: judith.moore@monash.edu ph (03) 9903 0233
Study: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/clin-trials/ct-moore.html

Media mentions: IBS and hypnotherapy on ABC 7.30 report

Prof Peter Gibson, head of the Department of Gastroenterology, CCS and Dr Simone Peters, PhD graduate from the department, talk about hypnotherapy and its value for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dr Peters said that it worked equally well as the low FODMAP dietary intervention. See full clip of the 27 April 2017 7.30 Report - ABC feature: www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4660149.htm
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...