9 Feb 2018

Videos of the week: Andrew Wei and David Curtis

A/Profs David Curtis and Andrew Wei both have feature stories published this week on their research which will receive funding for clinical trials. See more about David and Andrew, and about the forthcoming research studies:

What's on at CCS 12-16 Feb 2018

Kasha Singh is presenting
final PhD review 14/2/18
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.

See CCS seminar index:  www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on at CCS 12-16 Feb 2018

Mon 12/02/2018 12:00 Neuroscience seminar series
Tue 13/02/2018 11:00 PhD Mid-Candidature review: Wing Yu Man
Wed 14/02/2018 10:30 PhD Final review: Kasha Singh
11:30 PhD Pre-Submission review: Alicia Chenoweth
Thur 15/02/2018 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Craig McKenzie

12:00 Alfred Grand Rounds: David Ruschena

Recent CCS publications: 9 - 22 Jan 2018

A/Prof Jane Muir and Dr Marina Iacovou evaluate a comparison
of yoga and FODMAP dietary intervention for managing IBS.
Image: 5 Yoga Poses for IBS 
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) 
  •  Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  •  Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
  •  Diabetes
  •  Gastroenterology
  •  Immunology and Pathology
  •  Infectious Diseases
  •  Medicine
  •  Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  •  Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) 
  •  Neuroscience

Monash researchers to run world-first leukaemia “platform” trial

A/Prof Andrew Wei in clinic. A/Prof Wei researches AML.
Still from "Meet our research champion: Dr Andrew Wei"
by Anne Crawford

A national clinical trial program led by Monash University researchers testing drugs that may help patients with an aggressive form of leukaemia has been awarded a federal government grant of more than $1.5million.

The program, investigating treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), is being funded by the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Needs Clinical Trials Program.

Monash rare disease drug trial gets $1.5 million boost

A/Prof David Curtis, left, in clinic.
Still from Monash University at AMREP video
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers will start a national clinical trial into a new treatment for a life-threatening complication that follows bone marrow transplant, thanks to a $1.5
million federal government grant.

Associate Professor David Curtis was among four medical researchers from Monash University and The Alfred Hospital awarded more than $5.5million under the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Needs Clinical Trials Program.

MAPrc study probes dark side of perimenopause

Suicide rates are alarmingly high among middle-aged women, and under-recognised and under-treated perimenopausal depression could be the culprit, says Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, director and founder of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry centre (MAPrc), in an interview posted on the MAPrc site.

Professor Kulkarni discusses early research she and her team have conducted into the hormone therapy Tibolone for addressing depression, which was “very encouraging”.

MAPrc are currently recruiting participants for a study into this.
Click here for more information about the research and to read The Medical Republic interview.

8 Feb 2018

Participants sought: How does your brain work during emotional processes?

Volunteers wanted for fMRI research study on emotion regulation. 
Image: Glass Brain
Investigating emotion regulation in healthy controls: An fMRI study

If you are female, aged between 20 and 50 years of age, right-handed and do not have a history of chronic low back pain, we would LOVE to hear from you! We are seeking volunteers to participate in a research study exploring brain structure and function during emotional processes.
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