17 Nov 2017

Photo of the Week: 2017 AMREP EMCR retreat

The biennial Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Early & Mid Career Researchers' (EMCR) retreat was held on 26-27 October 2017. See more about the AMREP EMCR programs, membership, seed grants at:

What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

Prof Steve Jane will give an update
& forecast for CCS on Tues 21 Nov.
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

Tue 21/11/2017 14:00 CCS Head of School Address
Wed 22/11/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Greg Ebert
Thur 23/11/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Isaak Quast
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: End of Year Quiz

Recent CCS publications: 4-17 Nov 2017

Prof Jenny Hoy with Dr Janine Trevillyan
(seated). They are co-authors on a recent
paper in Lancet HIV on simplification of
combination antiretroviral therapy (ART)
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) 
  • National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

Lap Band study shows positive outcomes for diabetes patients

Prof Wendy Brown and her team perform
a gastric banding procedure
by Anne Crawford

A Monash University study on the effect of bariatric surgery on obese people with type 2 diabetes has showed that most patients experienced sustained weight loss with nearly a fifth in remission from the disease. Moreover, many patients reported improved quality of life. Obesity is a key risk factor for diabetes.

16 Nov 2017

"Right word. Right Time." New campaign for preventive health conversations

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is an advocate
for proactive conversations with patients
Alfred Health will put health professionals at the forefront of a new campaign to combat the single biggest killer of Australians each year.

Chronic disease is responsible for 90 per cent of deaths in Australia annually – but many of those diseases are largely preventable with lifestyle change.

Alfred Health’s new campaign, Right Word. Right Time. (RWRT), challenges health professionals to talk with their patients about preventing chronic disease and making positive changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

Congratulations to Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year!

Dr Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young
Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year
Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow, who has been awarded the "2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year". He says in his tweet, "I'm honoured & surprised I'm the of the Year! Thanks Prof for his nomination & my team

See more about the Tall Poppy scheme at www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/tall-poppy-campaign/
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