27 Jul 2018

Photo of the week: ACRF Blood Cancer Therapeutics launch

The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases hosted a launch of the new Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre on 24 July 2018. The visitors from ACRF and the community had a tour of the new laboratory and centre, then listened to talks from the senior researchers and a patient who has already benefited from the research into improved treatments. Seen here, left to right, are Mr Russell Caplan (Director, ACRF), Kerry Strydom (Chief Operating Officer, ACRF), Mr Greg Camm (Director, ACRF), Victoria Bonsey (Philanthropy & Engagement Manager, ACRF), Professor Ian Brown (CEO, ACRF), Mr Gordon Wheaton (Wheaton Foundation donor), Professor Andrew Spencer (Group leader, ACBD and Head of the Malignant Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Service, The Alfred), Associate Professor Andrew Wei (Group Leader, ACBD and Head of leukaemia research, The Alfred). See more about the launch and the centre in this issue's story.

What's on at CCS 30 July-03 August 2018

The AMREP Honours information evening is being held on
Thursday 2 Aug, starting at 6.00 pm. RSVP here
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.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar

What's on at CCS 30 July-03 August 2018

Recent CCS publications: 21-27 July 2018

Dr Jason Ong, of the Melbourne Sexual
Health Centre, is a co-author on a paper
looking at vaccination targets for HPV
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)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery (including CORE)

  • Congratulations to Professor Anton Peleg!

    Professor Anton Peleg in the lab
    Congratulations to Professor Anton Peleg for winning the Australian Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) 2018 Frank Fenner Award!

    Professor Peleg was honoured with the ASM's top research award at the ASM Annual Scientific meeting in Brisbane this month. One of the leading awards in microbiology in Australia, it recognises distinguished contributions in any area of Australian research in microbiology.

    Congratulations to Judith Moore and Pacific Huynh on the completion of their PhDs!

    Judith Moore
    Pacific Huynh
    Congratulations to Mrs Judith Moore and Mr Pacific Huynh our recent PhD graduates!

    Department of Diabetes candidate Pacific Huynh received his PhD award on 18 July 2018 for his thesis, "The role of CDA1 in an Experimental Model of  Diabetes-Associated Renal Fibrosis".  Pacific was supervised by Dr Zhong-Lin Chai.

    Julidth Moore, Department of Gastroenterology candidate, likewise was awarded her PhD on 18 July for her thesis, "Novel interventional strategies for chronic constipation".  Judith's supervisors were
    Dr Rebecca Burgell and Prof Peter Gibson.

    Eye on GEDI: Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at CCS

    27 August 2018 Multicultural lunch hosted by GEDI
    Thank you to all CCS Staff & Students who have completed the CCS Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) survey.  We have had 37 responses so far that have provided the committee with feedback on current issues of concern around the School and suggestions of future committee activities. We will be following up on the issues that have been raised so far.  The short survey is still open - please find link on the CCS intranet GEDI page - and we encourage all CCS staff and students to complete this survey.

    During Diversity and Inclusion week (Aug 27 - 31), the GEDI committee will be hosting a multicultural lunch in the AMREP foyer on Monday 27 August from 1.30 - 2.30pm.  This will be a great opportunity to engage with CCS staff and students, meet the GEDI committee and learn more about CCS and Monash initiatives that celebrate and recognise diversity and inclusion. There will be more information in the CCS blog - look out for the Eye on GEDI section.

    26 Jul 2018

    Australia’s first dedicated Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre launched

    The ACRF Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre launch ceremony
    held at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct. 

    L-R: Russell Caplan (ACRF), A/Prof Andrew Wei, Prof Andrew
    Spencer and Greg Camm (ACRF)
    The Alfred and Monash University have established a dedicated centre for Blood Cancer Therapeutics Research, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). The grant was awarded to a team of haematologists led by Associate Professor Andrew Wei, and Professors Andrew Spencer, David Curtis and Stephen Jane, and the centre was officially launched on Tuesday 24 July 2018.  
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