17 Aug 2018

Videos of the week: 2018 AMREP Honours information evening

The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Honours evening was very successful, with around 170 students attending, making it a lively occasion. Seen above is Lakshanie Wickramasinghe, who completed Honours at AMREP in CCS, and is in the 2nd year of her PhD. Many thanks to all presenters!
Photo gallery link
AMREP Honours evening presenter video links

What's on at CCS 20-24 August 2018

Dr Tricia Wright is presenting on Tues
21 August at 11 am.

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 20-24 August 2018

Recent CCS publications: 11 - 18 August 2018

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni (seated in Electrovestibulography chair) 
with the research group who developed the chair. See their

recent paper on bipolar disorder diagnosis with use of EVestG

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.

  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience

  • New-onset epilepsy in an ageing population

    Prof Patrick Kwan, one of the study co-authors, with an epilepsy
    research study patient in the new clinical trial facility at the Alfred
    by Anne Crawford

    Epilepsy is often regarded as a disease afflicting the young, but the highest incidence of developing new-onset epilepsy is in fact in people aged 60 years old and older – and their number is increasing with an ageing Australian population. Despite this, there has been limited research into this aspect of the disease, with most studies taking a broad approach that looks at older people who are diagnosed with epilepsy in their childhood or middle age.

    16 Aug 2018

    Medical research at CCS boosted by major national grants

    A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer
    Professor Ben Marsland
    A/Prof Sandy Shultz
    Professor Sam El-Osta
    Dr Joseph Doyle
    Dr Piero Perucca
    Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa
    Monash University Central Clinical School researchers have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth more than $3.5 million in the latest funding round.

    The research grants were among nationwide funds totalling $192 million announced yesterday by the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt.

    Head of the Central Clinical School, Professor Stephen Jane, congratulated the researchers for their success in securing the grants. "These are outstanding results for the School, recognition of very talented investigators in a intensely competitive environment. We appreciate that others with similar talents were unsuccessful and assure them of our support and encouragement for future rounds, where hopefully their turn will come."

    Keeping our aged citizens safe from ‘superbug’ attacks

    Professor Anton Peleg, Head of CCS's Infectious Diseases department
    Failing to contain ‘superbugs’ across nursing homes can have serious consequences, as the elderly population of nursing homes have a greater vulnerability to health concerns than younger people.

    Researchers from Monash University, Alfred Health, Bio21 and the University of Sydney have received $2.3 million in federal and university funding to start a national trial involving residential aged care facilities. This trial aims to determine the amount of antibiotic-resistant bacteria within these facilities, and how best practice antibiotic use can control the rise of these ‘superbugs’. The team is led by Professor Anton Peleg, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Central Clinical School (CCS) and research group leader in the Department of Microbiology in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

    Congratulations to Drs Eric Chow and Tamsyn van Rheenen, Club Melbourne winners!

    Dr Eric Chow (left) and Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen (right) are
    inaugural joint winners of the Club Melbourne Fellowship 
    Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow (Melbourne Sexual Health Centre) and Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen (formerly of Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, now at University of Melbourne) who won the Club Melbourne Fellowship Award on Monday 13 August.

    In a first for the Program, the 2018 Club Melbourne Fellowship judging resulted in a unanimous tie, awarding Co-Fellows Dr Eric Chow and Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen a $10,000 Fellowship each. The Fellowship is designed to support their attendance at international conferences to enable new, life changing opportunities for their research projects, with the hope that they will evolve to become Ambassadors themselves in the future.
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